Birkbeck Arts Week 2017


Event Dates: 15 – 20 May 2017
43 Gordon Sq
Birkbeck School of Arts
Birkbeck University of London
London WC1H 0PD

Birkbeck School of Arts Presents:

Birkbeck Arts Week 2017

Join us for Arts Week 2017 running from Monday 15 to Saturday 20 May. Over the course of the week we will be hosting over fifty events – including lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions – as well as two exhibitions and a sound installation. A selection of events will be recorded and available here.

Monday 15 May 2017

The Jo Spence Archive and Memorial Library: a workshop

Andy Smith – Dematerialising Theatre

Wednesday 17 May 2017

Renaissance lives from the archives: grime, crime and a pirate

The Poetics of Fragility, a film by Nicolas Grandi and Lata Mani

Will 2017 be 1984? Rethinking Orwell’s dystopia

Thursday 18 May 2017

Speaking in Brogues

Mr A moves in mysterious ways: artists from the Adamson Collection

Eyes, hands, hearts: Anatomy, aesthetics, and the organization of life in the Hunterian Museums

The Sublime Real: painful excitements in eighteenth-century art and criticism

Friday 19 May 2017

America in Crisis

Writing well and writing to get well: Nathan Filer and Agata Vitale in conversation

Public Talk by John Beverley: A new Orientalism

Saturday 20 May 2017

Bill Gaskill Symposium: Panel 1: Welcome to a Life in the Theatre