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Tina Gharavi: Reimagining Herstory: Netflix's 'Queen Cleopatra' in conversation with Stella Kanu

Date/Time: Thursday 30 November 2023, 7pm to 8pm

Venue: Culture Lab, Newcastle University

Tina Gharavi, Newcastle University’s Reader in English: Digital Media/Film, and director of Netflix’s recent African Queens: Cleopatra talks race, representation, and causing an international media storm with Stella Kanu, Chief Executive of Shakespeare’s Globe theatre. Don’t miss the chance to see clips and hear the inside story of one of the most globally discussed Netflix episodes of 2023, from the director who made it. 

Gharavi’s feature debut I Am Nasrine was nominated for a BAFTA. She is directing her next feature, a Virginia Woolf adaptation in 2024 and her first TV series, as showrunner, an Icelandic/British detective noir is currently in development. African Queens: Cleopatra was produced by Westbrook, and exec. produced by Jada Pinkett Smith. Gharavi teaches screenwriting at the School of English, Newcastle University.

Stella Kanu is Chief Executive at Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre. She created the concept design for Black Womxn in Theatre and is co-curator of BWinT events and the #WeAreVisible movement. Kanu has worked in the theatre, festival and cultural sector for over 30 years shaping ideas, communities, events, people and organisations for great shifts. Stella was made an honorary fellow at Rose Bruford in 2021.

Free event, and all welcome.

Culture Lab is building number 7 on Newcastle University's map of the campus

Tina Gharavi