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It is fifty years since Richard Dyer first arrived in Birmingham, embarking on an MA at the Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies. His experiences at CCCS and with the Gay Liberation Front would prove crucial to his subsequent work as an academic, developing influential ideas around whiteness, stars and queer identity. 

Dyer is back to reflect on this journey with Jose Arroyo (University of Warwick), followed by a rare screening of Mai Zetterling’s debut film Loving Couples - first experienced by our guest at the Birmingham Arts Lab, and a landmark exploration of female sexuality. 

Presented in association with SHOUT Festival.


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