What TV’s on at BAFTA in August and September 2018? Including Female Firsts and Guru Live

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Every so often, TMINE flags up what new TV events BAFTA is holding around the UK

Following on from last time, August’s BAFTA events continue with a Female Firsts exhibition. Meanwhile, September’s Guru Live events is so big and powerful, I can’t even begin to list it all, so you’ll have to have a précis.

Female Firsts: Women Making BAFTA History

Saturday 4 & Sunday 5 August, Various Times. Last entry 6pm.
BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, London

The last chance to see our current exhibition in its entirety. Book now to explore the work and achievements of over 90 women from the history of BAFTA and that of film, games and television in Britain.

As the British Academy of Film and Television Arts counts down to its 75th anniversary in 2022, we are delving into our archive to uncover some of the stories it contains. These stories not only illuminate the history of BAFTA, but explore the nature of our relationship with film, games and television.

Since the establishment of the Academy in 1947, many ground-breaking, talented women have steered the course of BAFTA as an organisation and many more have shaped the art forms it celebrates and supports. This exhibition, featuring over 100 images and ephemera from the BAFTA archives, plus a host of external libraries and collections, highlights a selection of these women and the work they have created.

All of them represent a ‘BAFTA first’ of some kind – from the first women to be recognised in various awards categories and the first female Fellows to the first woman President of the Academy and the creator of the iconic BAFTA mask – each of these women have not only contributed to excellence in the screen arts, they have defined it.

Entry to the exhibition is £3 – No booking required for members to view the exhibition.

First entry 13.00 – Last entry 18.00.

Tickets for this event will also be available to purchase on the door.

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Guru Live: London

Saturday 15 & Sunday 16 September
195 Piccadilly, London

Guru Live 2018 is coming to London on 15 + 16 September for a weekend of non-stop masterclasses, workshops + Q+As. It’s the place to be to learn from BAFTA-winners, industry professionals + up-and-coming talent, take the next step in your career or simply share our passion for all things film, games + television

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Is Guru Live for me?

If you’re a lover of film, games or television then Guru Live is definitely the right fit – but you’ll find the weekend especially helpful if you’re just making your start in the industry. Whether that means you’re a post-graduate looking to take those first steps or you’ve already got a few credits under your belt, we’ve got a session for you

How much does it cost?

Tickets across all our events are just £6 – or you can get 2 for £10!

Saturday 10.45am
Moving Up

Getting into TV with Ruth Madeley and Dan Murdoch

Saturday 12.15pm
Telling Stories

Adapting real-world stories for television.

Sunday 10.30am
This Country

Charlie Cooper and company on bringing comedy to TV.

Sunday 12.15pm
Love Island

Go behind the scenes of the villa with Love Island.

Sunday 3pm
Development + pitching

Get your factual show made.

Sunday 4.20pm
Your First

Creating your first hour of television with the directing pros.