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Online premiere, Friday 9 April, 7pm. Available on demand until Sunday, 11 April, 11:59pm
A digital performance in partnership with the Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and St Michael and All Angels Church, Berwick.
In celebration of 90 years since the publication of Virginia Woolf’s most poetic work ‘The Waves’, join us from St Michael and All Angels Church in Berwick for a specially created performance combining music, words and art.
This special event weaves extracts from ‘The Waves’ and Virginia Woolf’s letters and diaries together with music by Beethoven, Bach and Schubert which is known to have inspired Woolf’s writing. The performance features acclaimed pianist Joanna MacGregor alongside a string quartet from Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra and readings by award-winning actor Harriet Walter and actor-writer Vera Chok.
Berwick Church is best-known for its extensive 20th century paintings by artists Duncan Grant, Vanessa Bell and her son Quentin Bell. The murals reflect on the grief for the death of Vanessa’s other son, Julian. In dialogue with the intimate space, this moving performance creates a meditation on the power of human connection, the pain of those lost and the transcendent joy and comfort of friendship.
Online premiere, Saturday 10 April, 7pm. Available on demand until Sunday, 11 April, 11:59pm
When you look at the hard facts and figures, economics is gendered, exclusionary and unequal.
Together with our host, award-winning journalist Anita Anand, join international best-selling writer and mathematician Eugenia Cheng and ‘Prospect Magazine’ Top 25 Global Thinker Linda Scott for a talk which challenges and interrogates the root of these systemic inequalities and lays out clear solutions that re-imagine economics from new perspectives.
Unpacking the topics covered in their latest books, Cheng and Scott discuss the social, financial and environmental potential that could be achieved by giving women economic empowerment of their own and give tips on everyday changes you can make to stop these inequalities from growing.
Online premiere, Sunday 11 April, 7pm. Available on demand until Sunday, 11 April, 11:59pm
“Did you ever dream you had a friend, Alec? Someone to last your whole life and you his.”
In the 50th year since the publication of E.M. Forster’s influential novel ‘Maurice,’ award-winning journalist and broadcaster Samira Ahmed talks to Oscar and BAFTA-winning film director, producer and screenwriter James Ivory who reflects on the significance of Forster’s writing in his own work. Ivory looks back on his experience of adapting ‘Maurice’ for the screen and shares previously unseen telegrams which he exchanged with Forster in the 1960s when they attempted to meet in person.
Although not published until 1970, ‘Maurice’ was written in 1914 during a time when love between men was not only stigmatised but illegal. ‘Maurice’ is an astonishingly frank, brave and passionate account of a man’s sexual and political awakening. It is a founding work of modern gay literature, and today it continues to offer a stark and powerful reminder of oppressive societal attitudes towards gay people.
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The events premiere online at 7pm between Friday 9 April and Sunday 11 April. They will then be available on demand until midnight on Sunday 16 May.
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Artwork by Molly Russon