NPDC 2021 - Pre-Conference Networking: Virtual Movie Night

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Get to know other NPDC delegates by having a chat about a movie we’ve all watched in our virtual networking space

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Let’s face it, we’ve spent a lot of the past year, on our sofas watching the telly! But we’ve missed having the communal experience of going to the cinema or watching a movie with friends. We’re inviting you to our virtual movie night, bring your own popcorn and drinks!

We’ll be watching Nowhere Boy (2009), a film about John Lennon’s teenage years and meeting George and Paul before forming the Beatles. Filmed and set in Liverpool, it’s like a virtual visit to learn the history of one of the city’s icons! We’ll be having a live Watch Along on Twitter with the conference hashtag #NPDC21Movie from 5pm. Then join us on Zoom at 7pm for a talk by historian of The Beatles, Dr Marcus Collins (Loughborough University). We’ll then move onto Kumospace for a more informal chat about the film and quiz. There will be prizes to be won!

The film can be viewed via this link on Box of Broadcasts, an archive of recorded live British TV, which you can access using your university log-in. If you search “Nowhere Boy” and “Sam Taylor Wood” (the director) it’s the top result. It is also included with a subscription to Amazon Prime Video. The second half of this event will be hosted on Kumospace, visit the conference website for a guide on how to use this platform.

By the end of this session, participants will have:

● Got to know each other informally

● Chatted about the movie with other NPDC21 delegates via Twitter and Kumospace

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