Our favourite railway station-cum-exhibition space, Metal, hosts its Future Stations festival this month, with three weeks of films, talks, art and performances.

This year’s theme – Equality – raises those knotty problems: is equality possible? Is it even desirable? And, if so, what about celebrating difference?

Through visual art, poetry, performance, writing and film the festival offers a broad range of responses to this most slippery of themes.

Highlights include a performance and workshop with one of India’s leading alternative theatre directors Parnab Mukherjee, a screening of ‘Arise, You Gallant Sweeneys!’ a documentary following a number of Irish males who migrated to Britain during the building boom of the 50s and 60s, and a series of evening discussion events with Philosophy in Pubs.

On Thursday 18th, the station’s impressive archives are open to former railway employees and local people who remember growing up in Edge Hill, in the hope that their stories can be added to this growing and comprehensive slice of unique local history.

Future Stations, 6-20 August,
Metal at Edge Hill Station
Tunnel Road
Liverpool. L7 6ND
edgehill@metalculture.com
T +44 [0] 151 707 2277
For film screenings, discussions or workshops, book by email edgehill@metalculture.com or by phone on [0151] 7072277.