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Who Needs the Professionals Now That Everyone’s a Critic?

Mark Kermode: Who Needs the Professionals Now That Everyone’s a Critic?

13 Jun 2014

Mark Kermode chairs a debate on the future of criticism, featuring prominent reviewers including music critic Miranda Sawyer, film critic Simon Brew (Den of Geek), art critic Rosie Rockel, theatre critic Matt Trueman, and literature critic Alex Clark.

The panel explores the changing role of criticism in the age of the internet and to what extent it occupies a different place in each of these art forms. And it will focus on you, the audience. How do you interact with your reviewers? Do you still care what they think? What is the impact on the critics and ultimately on the art itself?

After the panel discussion there will be a chance for the audience to ask questions and get involved with the debate.

Following the discussion, Mark Kermode introduces Douglas Hickox's cult classic Theatre of Blood (1973), in which a Shakespearean actor takes poetic revenge on the critics who denied him recognition. Book tickets for Theatre of Blood

Ticket offer: attend both the debate and Theatre of Blood screening for the reduced price of £15.

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