Talking Pictures Spring (Mondays) 18+

Mondays, 8 Apr – 24 Jun, 10.30am – 12pm
Share your love of film with this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions. The price includes a cup of tea/filter coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice.



MEMBER (Adult & Conc.)








Duration: 90 mins

Certificate: 18+

Join like-minded film enthusiasts for this 10-week course of tutor-led group discussions that put the cinema week into focus and help you get more from your cinema experience, with film clips and updates about forthcoming movies and film industry news.

Included in the price of the course is a cup of tea/filter coffee and a ticket to the weekday daytime screening of your choice, to be used in the same week as your session.

If you have access requirements please book via Box Office so we can ensure that your specific needs can be accommodated.

PLEASE NOTE: The course will run from 10.30am – 12pm, though Phoenix does not open to the general public until 11am. Your drinks which are included in the course fee will be available from the bar.


Price: £95 / £85 conc / £80 Members

Tutor: Kenton Hall

Booking Information:

This 10-week course will run at Phoenix on Mondays, 10.30am – 12pm, from 8 April – 24 June 2024.

There will be no sessions on  6 May and 27 May due to bank holidays.

You must be 18 or over to attend.

Member discount available.

Cancellation Policy:

We do not offer refunds for cancellations of bookings, except in exceptional circumstances. In the event that an advertised course is withdrawn, we will endeavour to give 7 days’ notice and a full refund will be made.

View our Learner Agreement.


Kenton Hall is an award-winning Canadian writer, director, musician, and teacher, with numerous short and feature film credits to his name – both behind and in front of the camera. Kenton also teaches a BTEC in Creative Media Production through Leicester College and The Art of Screenwriting here at Phoenix. He has played a variety of roles on stage and screen, from Les Miserables and Muppets Most Wanted to 4th Floor of Singapore and Father to Fall. He most recently wrote, directed, and co-starred in the feature film A Dozen Summers, published the comic memoir Bisection, about living and parenting with bipolar disorder, and co-wrote the Audible Drama Getting Better, starring Rhod Gilbert, Kathryn Drysdale, and Mark Gatiss.

Alan Seaman

Alan Seaman comedian

It is with great sadness that we share the news of Alan Seaman’s death at the age of 64. Despite his recent illness, the speed of his passing has come as a great shock to us all.

Alan was part of Phoenix for decades, and led Talking Pictures for many years – it’s hard to imagine the course without him. His knowledge, personal insights and humour created a unique environment and a special bond within the groups that meant people returned year after year.

But his activities extended well beyond Phoenix, and many of you will also be aware of his writing, and his work as a comedian and comedy promoter. He taught courses at Broadway and Derby Quad too, and was much loved by the many people whose lives he touched.

We will miss him greatly.