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We are delighted to announce a full season of live events and films for the Autumn. Please note that there will be no social distancing in upcoming concerts at Universal Hall but masks must still be worn throughout the concert unless you are exempt. We will, of course, respond to any changes in the Covid rules issued by the Scottish Government in the coming period.

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Judas & the Black Messiah (film) Fri 8th Oct, 7.30pm

Friday, October 8, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

An electrifying dramatisation of historical events, Judas and the Black Messiah is a forceful condemnation of racial injustice — and a major triumph for its director and stars. FBI informant William O’Neal infiltrates the Illinois Black Panther Party and is tasked with keeping tabs on their charismatic leader, Chairman Fred Hampton. A career thief, O’Neal revels in the danger of manipulating both his comrades and his handler, Special Agent Roy Mitchell. Hampton’s political prowess grows just as he’s falling in love with fellow revolutionary Deborah Johnson. Meanwhile, a battle wages for O’Neal’s soul. Will he align with the forces of good? Or subdue Hampton and The Panthers by any means, as FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover commands?
“As a political statement, Judas is powerful, a quite relevant revisiting of an American past that, as William Faulkner would have observed, isn’t even past.”  America Magazine
Rating 15.  126 mins. English with Subtitles.
Please note that masks must be worn throughout the film unless you are exempt. Masks can only be removed when drinking water. If Scottish guidance changes this listing may be updated.
Film trailer here
Tickets £6 plus booking fee (£6.60 total)
To book tickets online (10% booking fee) Click here


Friday, October 8
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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