1st Oct 2015
St Giles’ Cripplegate Church
Book Launch – Digging Up Milton
This darkly humorous novel vividly captures the boisterous, bawdy life of the 18th century London streets in a tale of greed, guilt and a paradise lost.
Join us for this very special evening at the Barbican, London to celebrate the launch of my novel and to hear my insights and inspirations behind my latest book. With guest speaker from Cillian Press.
2nd July 2015
Almeida Theatre, Islington
From Atreus to Pistorius
Is it ever acceptable to kill? Do the ends ever justify the means? Inspired by our production of Oresteia, this Almeida Questions panel explores the challenges of making moral decisions. Almeida Associate Director Robert Icke will be joined by A. C. Grayling (The God Argument) and Dr Jennifer Wallace, English Lecturer, University of Cambridge.
17th April 2015
The Body Beautiful: Poetry, Myth and the Body
Poet in the City presents an event exploring the relationship between poetry, sculpture and art in ancient Greece, as part of the events programme accompanying the British Museum exhibition Defining beauty: the body in ancient Greek art. Featuring live poetry and discussion, objects from the exhibition are brought to life through their own vivid myths, as we explore the fascinating impact of these immortalised figures of beauty in society, through the ages. From the shock waves felt with the arrival of this art in 19th century England on the Romantic poets, to the echoes felt in poetry and art today, this is a celebration of the timeless force of an ancient legacy.
Featuring Simon Armitage, Ian Jenkins, Michael Squire and Jennifer Wallace