The tale may be as old as time, but it’s retold with freshness, brio and flair.Empire
Disney brings this tale as old as time back to the big screen with their new live adaptation of Beauty and the Beast starring Emma Watson (Harry Potter) as Belle and Dan Stevens (Downton Abbey) as the Beast.
The film sees Belle, a bright, beautiful and independent young woman, taken prisoner by a beast in his castle. Despite her fears, she befriends the castle's enchanted staff and learns to look beyond the Beast's hideous exterior and realise the kind heart and soul of the true Prince within.
Also starring Luke Evans, Ewan MgGregor, Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci and Ian McKellen, and the fantastic showstopping songs we all know and love, Beauty and the Beast is sure to be an echanting night at the pictures.
Join us for a special Book Club screening of Beauty and the Beast featuring Dr Mel Gibson from Northumbria University.
Mel Gibson is a Senior Lecturer at Northumbria University specialising in teaching and research relating to comics, graphic novels, picturebooks and fiction for children. Her doctoral thesis was on British women's memories of their girlhood comics reading.
Mel has also run training and promotional events about comics, manga and graphic novels for libraries, schools and other organisations since 1993 when she contributed to Graphic Account on developing graphic novels collections for 16-25 year olds, published by the Youth Libraries Group.
Book Club is an informal post-film chat which is open to anyone. If you would like to attend just come along, buy a ticket and sign up as a FREE Book Club member on the day.
Find out more about Mel at http://www.dr-mel-comics.co.uk/
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