Anna Kerrigan, events testing, Sunjeev Sahota


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A mother and father struggling to come to terms with their trans child are at the centre of Anna Kerrigan’s new film, Cowboys. She talks to Samira about creating a family drama set in the woodlands of Montana. After Liverpool took part in a Covid recovery pilot scheme testing live events over the weekend - including an open-air film screening, a comedy gig and a club night - we talk to the city's Director of Culture, Claire McColgan, about how the events went and what happens next. Sunjeev Sahota was shortlisted for the Booker Prize for his last book - The Runaways and his writing attracted praise from Salman Rushdie. He discusses his new novel, China Room, which tells a dark story from family legend about his great grandmother, and interweaves it with a modern day narrator who returns to his ancestral farm in Punjab to recover from heroin addiction and to escape racism in the UK. Main image: Sasha Knight as Joe (Left) and Steve Zahn as Troy in Cowboys Image credit: Blue Finch Film Releasing Presenter: Samira Ahmed Producer: Jerome Weatherald

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