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Screening of “I’m Christian Okoli” and networking night at Shoreditch house
SixSixty Contemporary Film Screening will be showing 6 award winning/nominated Shorts of 10mins or under in 60 minutes. “I’m Christian Okoli”, a film by a critically acclaimed director of the same name, will be shown by the Shoreditch film club. The piece tells a tale of a man coming to terms with truths about his life, and how it hurts to accept them. The film has won no less than 10 awards, despite it only being just over seven minutes long. BAFTA nominated filmmaker Benjamin John will be speaking after the film about his experiences in the industry. The free evening will be held at Shoreditch House, London on Saturday 1st Feb 2014 at 4.30pm.

Being a Man Festival at the Southbank Centre
Head along to London’s Southbank Centre and discover what it is to be a man. The event promises to spearhead the concept of masculinity in modern society, with lively debate aimed at exploring what means to be male in the 21st Century. Discussions are planned to include debate on what it means to be a gay man in a masculine world, and event organisers anticipate this will cover masculinity, oppression, relationships and being gay in the UK.

The weekend long festival runs from 31st January - 2nd February 2014, you can get more information at southbankcentre.co.uk.

Exhibition of Andy Warhol works at Dali gallery in Florida
World renowned for his work toward the pop art movement: Andy Warhol lives today in the hearts of contemporary art fans. The Dali museum in St.Petersburg, Florida is holding an exhibition of the artist’s work including; 35 paintings, 20 drawings, 50 photographs and selection of films by the virtuoso, one of the largest collections of his work ever seen. Entry to the exhibit is included in the admission price for the Dali Museum which costs £12.80 ($21) per adult. Concessions are available for students, children and those over 65. The exhibition runs until the 27 April 2014. You can get more information at www.thedali.org.

Words: Chris Hitchings (@cwnhitch) and Mark Singleton (@marksingleton_)

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