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Current Episode, May 2015

This month Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed, and Palliative Care Consultant Julian Able discuss May's Caring About Dying season of films at Watershed.

The films are screening as part of the cultural programme of the 4th International Public Health and Palliative Care Conference, of which Julian is the Chair of the organising committee. The conference explores how to reframe death and dying and brings these two subjects out in the open to talk about loss and suffering, and how to foster community participation and resilience in response.

In this podcast Mark and Julian talk about our contemporary context for dying, the professionalisation of end of life care and the films screening at Watershed – Amour, Still Alice and Last Orders – and their vivid portrayals of the realities and emotions brought on by death. 

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Previous Episode, April 2015

This month Mark Cosgrove, Cinema Curator at Watershed and Phil Johnson, Senior Programme Producer at St Georges Bristol delve deeper into our Folk Noir strand of screenings and performances that look at the darker side of folk music and film. They look to define Folk Noir – giving examples from the world of film and music, some which play as part of the programme and all of which illustrate the unsettling nature of this genre. Listen to this podcast to hear more about how Folk Noir embraces death, murder and the more dread filled sides of life. 

We'd love to hear what you think about the term, Folk Noir - join the conversation on Twitter @wshed @stgeorgesbris

You can also listen to this podcast directly as an mp3 audio file.