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Architecture and Gardening: Sister Arts - English and Czech Perspectives

Architecture and Gardening: Sister Arts – English and Czech Perspectives

Buckingham,Stowe School5 Apr - 7 Apr
Join the Stowe House for two-day seminar looking at the resurgence of two key historic estates: Stowe in the United Kingdom and Lednice-Valtice in the Czech Republic. With lectures from leading experts in the field, this seminar with guided tours will draw together ideas and experiences from two countries to establish links and best practice.
Egypt and Czech Egyptologists

Egypt and Czech Egyptologists

London,Embassy of the Slovak Republic5 Apr
This lecture by Suzanne Bojtos of Birkbeck College highlights the important but little-known contribution made by Czech archaeologists to the study of Ancient Egypt. Beautifully illustrated, this lecture is based on the life and work of Prof. Jaroslav Černý, a student of František Lexa in Prague during the First Republic. Černý spent many years excavating Deir el Medina, the village housing the craftsmen who cut and decorated the tombs in the Valley of the Kings. His studies of hieroglyphs and expertise in various aspects of the…
Pauline Viardot's "Cendrillon"

Pauline Viardot’s “Cendrillon”

London,Leighton House Museum5 Apr
As part of the Season devoted to women and their role as composers and the inspirations for operatic pieces, we bring a work by a lady who filled both of those roles. Pauline Viardot was a key 19th century singer, inspecting roles and music from her composer friends Berlioz, Chopin, saint-saëns and Meyerbeer. She devoted herself to not only creating new roles, but historical research into music of the baroque and classical periods. Her salon performances enabled listeners, such as…

Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017)

Dublin,Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge24 Apr - 27 Apr
Ireland International Conference on Education (IICE-2017) April 24-27, 2017 Clayton Hotel Ballsbridge Dublin, Ireland http://www.iicedu.org ******************************************************************* The IICE is an international refereed conference dedicated to the advancement of the theory and practices in education. The IICE promotes collaborative excellence between academicians and professionals from Education. The aim of IICE is to provide an opportunity for academicians and professionals from various educational fields with cross-disciplinary interests to bridge the knowledge gap, promote research esteem and the evolution of pedagogy. The IICE…
“The Composer and His Muse: the great women behind great men”

“The Composer and His Muse: the great women behind great men”

London,Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall25 Apr
The operatic canon overflows with male composers, and there is no shortage of female roles. Today’s lecture explores the relationships between some exceptional women and the composers who, inspired by their talents, wrote for them. The links have been wide ranging – from the familial such as Mozart and the four Weber sisters, marital in the case of Rossini and his famous wife Isabella Colbran, to the amorous in the case of Puccini’s multiple affairs. In each of these examples,…
“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon"

“Fiction’s Fallen Women: from page to stage – Violetta & Manon”

London,Caversham Room, Cadogan Hall2 May
Prévost’s L’Histoire du chevalier des Grieux et de Manon Lescaut made an outrageous appearance on the literary scene in 1731 detailing the exploits of the young, beautiful, and morally incorrigible Manon. Banned in France for its scandalous depiction of this unrepentant libertarian of a woman the novel became very popular and pirated editions were widely distributed. Manon’s love, won and lost with the wheel of Fortune, is presented as capricious, addictive and impossible. Indeed, upon reading Prévost’s novel in Dumas’…
A L Kennedy

European Literature Night with A. L. Kennedy

London,British Library10 May
Contemplating European authorship in a post-Brexit context In response to the changes faced by Europe, literature can offer new views on our identity, history and diversity. European Writers’ Tour invites you to meet some of the most exciting writers from across the channel and to share their stories and experiences. Join us for the launch of the Tour at the British Library with a special evening with Scottish Author A. L. Kennedy and guests. She will give a keynote address reflecting on the future of…
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