UK cinema in the spotlight at Sunderland

Oscar-winning film producer Lord David Puttnam is presenting a series of free lectures at the University of Sunderland

The sessions are designed to inspire people to become involved in the creative industries.

His latest lecture – British Film; That’ll Be The Day to Arctic 30 – will describe his personal journey through British Cinema from the 1970s through to his current project – a new film Arctic 30, based on the true-life experiences of Greenpeace protesters.

Taking place at the David Puttnam Media Centre Cinema, Sir Tom Cowie Campus at St Peter’s, on Friday, October 2, 11am-1pm, this free lecture is open to all.

Lord Puttnam is a former politician and was the very first Chancellor of the University of Sunderland. He remains the only British filmmaker to have run a Hollywood studio, Columbia Pictures.

Places must be booked for the lecture in advance by contacting Amy Callaghan on 0191 515 2637 or

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