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MAKING THE PLATES DANCE – Ali Smith

Ali Smith

Friday 18 May 12:30PM
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In a unique commission for the Charleston Festival, Ali Smith transforms The Famous Women Dinner Service – produced by Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant for Kenneth Clark in 1932 – from decorative ceramics into creative prose: in her own words, “a free-form, free-wheeling, plate-spinning celebration of the Bloomsbury Dinner Service – its fruitfulness, its witty politic, its Woolfian routing of tradition and its brilliantly crafted, crafty reinterpretation of everything from notions of service to doing the dishes.”

Ali Smith’s novel How to Be Both won the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction. Her second novel in the seasonal quartet, Winter, was published last year.  

SUPPORTED BY UNIVERSITY OF SUSSEX

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