MATTHEW SWEET ON FRANKENSTEIN & GOTHIC FILM

Friday 8th June 8pm – The Meakin Room

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Friday Night Fright Night at the Factory! Join writer, broadcaster, author of Inventing the Victorians and presenter of BBC Radio 3’s The Sound of Cinema Matthew Sweet as we discuss the bi-centenary Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the impact one of the first Gothic novels has had on film and fiction ever since.

One of a handful of works whose title has passed into the language of everyday life, Frankenstein has been adapted countless times for cinema, radio, television and theatre – with each new generation discovering the unique power of the original. Join us for a thrilling exploration looking at why, 200 years after it was born, Mary Shelley’s nightmare creation is still very much alive and kicking…