Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths

Event Date: 20 May 2016 Room G10 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 Theatre Conversation: The Complete Deaths At the 2016 Brighton Festival, physical comedy ensemble Spymonkey will premiere The Complete Deaths – a compendious enactment of all 75 on-stage deaths found …

You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction

Event Date:20 May 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 You must Mutate: Toby Litt and Caroline Edwards Discuss the Future of Fiction Taking Toby Litt’s new collection of non-fiction essays, Mutants (Seagull Books, 2016), as a starting point, Toby …

Mark Crinson – Brutalism: from New to Neo

Event Date: 19 May 2016 Room Mal 153 Birkbeck Main Building Birkbeck, University of London Malet Street London WC1E 7HX The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 Brutalism: from New to Neo The last few years have seen a wealth of publications and exhibitions about Brutalism, yet without any quite seeming definitive. This talk from Professor Mark …

Max Porter – Grief is the Thing with Feathers

Event Date: 18 May 2016 Room B04 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 Max Porter: Grief is the Thing with Feathers Max Porter’s debut novel, Grief is the Thing With Feathers (Faber, 2015) tells the story of a family torn apart by …

Birkbeck Arts Week 2016

Event Dates: 16 -20 May 2016 Birkbeck School of Arts Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2016 Join us for Arts Week 2016, running from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 May 2016. The week will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions …

Developing a Career in the Arts – Collaboration & Transferability

Event Dates: 22 May 2015 Keynes Library Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Developing a Career in the Arts – Collaboration & Transferability Worried about the type of employment opportunities available in the creative industries? At this event, graduates from Birkbeck’s School of Arts will share and reflect upon their …

Talking Mr Turner

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Birkbeck Cinema Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Talking Mr Turner Join us for an evening’s discussion of Mike Leigh’s recent film, Mr Turner. Jacqueline Riding, Historical Consultant, Sarah McBryde, Production Manager, and Tim Wright, who taught Timothy Spall to paint, …

Historical Fictions

Event Date: 19 May 2015 Waterstone’s Book Shop Gower Street 82 Gower St, London WC1E 6EQ The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Historical Fictions The historical novel is a major presence in the contemporary literary landscape. Why should this genre possess such appeal? And how can we best define it? Joe Brooker (Birkbeck) and Martin Eve …

Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition

Event Date: 21 May 2015 Room G01 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Popular Art and Portuguese Identity. Anatomy of an Exhibition This year, the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology will open a major exhibition of Portuguese popular art. In this talk the Museum’s …

Renaissance Ways of Seeing

Event Date: 20 May 2015 Room 112 Birkbeck University of London 43 Gordon Square London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck School of Arts presents: Birkbeck Arts Week 2015 Renaissance Ways of Seeing How did people ‘see’ in the Renaissance? In this panel discussion Joanne Anderson (Birkbeck) will ask who coloured Mary Magdalen and why it matters, looking particularly at early Renaissance …