Birkbeck Arts Week
23 – 28 May 2011
This year’s Arts Week includes events from across the five academic departments within Birkbeck’s School of Arts with lectures, workshops, conferences and film screenings in different locations. While the majority of our activities will be in the School at 43 Gordon Square, there will also be events in Waterstones, the National Portrait Gallery, Drill Hall, Wigmore Hall and our Stratford campus.
Theatre Conversation – Image, Text, Theatre: Contemporary Performance and its Sources
This round table discussion gathers together a range of theatre artists to discuss the use of source material from literary and visual cultures as the basis for developing new work. Participating artists include Martin Lewton (writer/performer) and Andrew McKinnon (director/dramaturg), who will discuss Theatre North’s current project, a site-specific version of BILLY BUDD SAILOR that explores and exploits codes and hidden messages in Melville’s novella of mutiny and male desire. BILLY BUDD SAILOR is staged as part of this year’s Brighton Fringe Festival, 8-29 May 2011.
Birkbeck Centre for Contemporary Theatre’s ongoing series of Theatre Conversations is designed to facilitate dialogue between theatre makers, critics, scholars and audience members.