Futureperfectwriters’ Short Story Slam took part on 22 October at the Festival. Shortlisted entries were performed at the event, with the winner chosen by audience vote. This competition was open to all, and stories were based on the Festival theme of language
Our Salon will offer an evening of readings and performances accompanied with food and wine. Drawing upon the talents and scholarly interests of the Institutes of the School of Advanced Study and Senate House Library, the event will evoke the
I have loved Bloomsbury for as long as I’ve known it, and from 1972 to ’78 I worked at the former Dillon’s University Bookshop there. In those days the bookshop’s address was 1 Malet Street. It also looked onto Torrington
Exile and the Kingdom, whose launch coincides with the Bloomsbury festival, is my fourth collection of poems. In five different sequences, it explores pilgrimage in all its facets: spiritual, physical, emotional, psychological. The origins of some of these poems go
I’m Jo Wilkinson. I was born in University College Hospital more years ago than I’m happy to admit and I grew up locally. So Bloomsbury must be in my blood. This year I qualified as a Camden Guide. It’s a
We’re documenting Bloomsbury with artist Joanne Morgan, who will be painting a mass portrait made up of Bloomsbury faces. Drop in to our Festival Emporium for coffee, brownies, and be immortalised in art. Thursday Sept. 29th & Thursday Oct. 6:
Do you have a small ornamental brass bell collecting dust on your mantelpiece? Wouldn’t you love it to ring out for a good and entertaining cause? We are looking for twenty to thirty of these to create an ecstatic
Everybody knows someone who has lost a bit of their memory. In fact, all of us forget things now and then. But with an increasingly ageing population, the situation’s changing as dementia and Alzheimer’s affect more people then ever. Indomitable
Last Whispers, Oratorio for Vanished Voices, Collapsing Universes and a Falling Tree is an immersive installation of new work by artist Lena Herzog (concept and direction) built on her themes of ritual and gesture, as well as her exploration of loss and dislocation.
In 2016 the whole world celebrates the 125th anniversary of Sergey Prokofiev, an emblematic Russian composer, one of the artists that makes up Russia’s Hall of Fame. CDs are being released and his music is being programmed around the globe.