CAMBRIDGE GROUP FOR IRISH STUDIES The group meets several times a term, generally on Tuesday evenings at 8.45 in the Parlour, Magdalene College. All are welcome, to individual sessions or the entire series. The proceedings are informal, questions can be asked by those attending or not. The first session of this year is scheduled, unusually, on a Wednesday: 28 October 8.45 p.m. The Parlour Magdalene College ALL WELCOME Wine and whiskey served FRANK McGUINNESS, ‘Rewriting the Easter Rising: Sean O’Casey’s /The Plough and the Stars/’ Frank McGuinness is a playwright and poet - author of, among other works, /Observe the Sons of Ulster Marching Towards the Somme/, /Mutabilitie/, and /Someone Who'll Watch Over Me/. He is the 2014 recipient of the Irish Pen Award for Outstanding Contribution to Irish Literature. Any questions to jk10023
Prof Peter Gizzi, 'Reading / Writing Poetry Workshop', 6 classes, weeks 3-8, Wednesdays, 1-3pm in GR05, English Faculty. Prof Peter Gizzi, the visiting Judith E Wilson Poetry Fellow, offers an informal reading and writing workshop engaging with vanguard American poetry. The workshop will read and also write out of the texts discussed. Students will be expected to engage in both reading and writing poetry. The workshop will demand a serious interest in contemporary American vanguard poetry and poetics. Numbers may be limited. Anyone interested in participating in this workshop is asked to apply by writing to Peter Gizzi, by sending 2-3 pages of their writing to him by email at: <firstname.lastname@example.org> by Sunday, the 26th of October. The first workshop will be on Wednesday 28th October.
As part of the Festival of Ideas, a dazzling 24-hour montage of Arena documentaries made over the past four decades will be shown at various sites across the City from Friday 23rd October at noon. This can also be accessed through the following link, should people wish to stream it via their computers: http://nightandday.arenahotel.tv/player A discussion on the subject of public service broadcasting featuring Arena's Series Producer, Anthony Wall, the BBC's Creative Director, Alan Yentob, & Professor Georgina Born of Oxford University will be held at 5.00 PM on Saturday 24th October at Lady Mitchell Hall. Everyone is most welcome to attend. Further details of both events are available via the Centre for Film and Screen news page: http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/film/news/arena-night-and-day http://www.mml.cam.ac.uk/film/news/bbc-arena-at-40 Or contact Michael Hrebeniak
*Post-Conflict Poetry: A Cambridge PEN* *event* /Part of the Festival of Ideas/ Cambridge Student PEN presents poetry out of fractures: post-conflict writing that has helped to heal the destruction of conflict in Ireland, the Balkans, Israel and Palestine, and elsewhere. There will be readings and poems on display. In between readings, audience members will have a chance to respond to the poems. Poems will be written on scraps of cloth, on broken plates and stone, and built together into a mosaic of poems and disparately unified work. All welcome, feel free to drop in or out. https://www.facebook.com/events/1499593473692286/ Saturday 24th October, 4:30 Drama Studio, English Faculty
The Alchemical Landscape Contemporary writers, film-makers and musicians are increasingly investing the English landscape with notions of magic and the occult. As part of this year's Festival of Ideas, Yvonne Salmon and James Riley present a field guide to this 'geographic turn'. Faculty of English, GR06/07 24 Oct 2015, 6:30pm - 7:30pm All welcome. This event has been featured as part of the Festival's Speaker Spotlight series: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/speaker-spotlight-dr-james-riley-and-yvonne-salmon
The first meeting of the Contemporaries reading group will take place on FRIDAY 6th NOVEMBER at 1pm in the Faculty, GR.03 We will be discussing Robert Eaglestone's 2013 essay 'Contemporary fiction in the academy: towards a manifesto'. A link to the essay is available on the Contemporaries Moodle page. All welcome; bring your lunch!
Holly Corfield-Carr won the prize for her review of Katrina Palmer’s sound installation ’The Loss Adjusters’ which is the third part of her Artangel project ‘End Matter’ on the Isle of Portland In Dorset.
Pop up talks at the Southbank Centre until Monday 12th October