The much-loved Bloomsbury Festival returns this week between 19 and 23 October. Events inspired by the theme of Language - from computer code to the language of food, music and dance - will be popping up in the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories, public and usually private buildings of this vibrant part of London.
The School of Advanced Study is taking part in the festival with two public engagement events. On Thursday, 20 October, the Institute of English Studies presents ‘Silent cinema: scoring and screening F Scott Fitzgerald’, an evening of jazz, literature and the ‘language’ of silent cinema. On Friday, 21 October, Senate House Library, with contributions from the Institute of Modern Languages Research, the Warburg Institute, and the Institute of English Studies, will present ‘Salon Voltaire’, a celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Dada movement that will feature talks and performances.
Tickets are still available for both events.
The full Bloomsbury festival programme can be viewed at www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk.
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1. For further information please contact Maureen McTaggart at the School of Advanced Study, University of London at email@example.com / 020 7862 8653. Images available on request.
2. The Institute of Modern Languages Research (IMLR) was established in 2004 through a merger of the Institute of Germanic Studies and the Institute of Romance Studies, founded in 1950 and 1989 respectively. Until August 2013, IMLR was known as the Institute of Germanic & Romance Studies when it was renamed to emphasise its national research role and to embrace its wider remit. The Institute is committed to facilitating, initiating and promoting dialogue and research for the Modern Languages community. www.modernlanguages.sas.ac.uk
3. The School of Advanced Study (SAS), University of London is the UK’s national centre for the promotion and support of research in the humanities. SAS and its member institutes offer unparalleled academic opportunities, facilities and stimulation across a wide range of subject areas for the benefit of the national and international scholarly community. In 2014-15, SAS: welcomed 805 research fellows and associates; held 2,073 research dissemination events; received 23.1 million visits to its digital research resources and platforms; and received 213,456 visits to its specialist libraries and collections. The School also leads the UK’s only nationwide festival of the humanities: Being Human. Find out more at www.sas.ac.uk or follow SAS on Twitter at @SASNews
4. The University of London is a federal University and is one of the oldest, largest and most diverse universities in the UK. Established by Royal Charter in 1836, the University is recognised globally as a world leader in Higher Education. Its members are 18 self-governing institutions of outstanding reputation, together with a number of prestigious central academic bodies and activities. Learn more about the University of London at http://www.london.ac.uk
5. Established in 2006, Bloomsbury Festival is a creative explosion of arts, science, literature, culture and fun throughout the streets, parks, museums, galleries, laboratories and public and (normally) private buildings of this vibrant cultural quarter. For hundreds of years Bloomsbury has been catalyst for ideas that have had impact across the world. Bloomsbury Festival celebrates contemporary Bloomsbury; a hot bed of creativity and pioneering development which has one of the youngest and most diverse populations in the country. Created with its extraordinary community including more libraries, museums, and educational establishments than any other part of the city, the Festival acts as catalyst bringing together its diverse population, and as a spur to develop new projects and new ideas. www.bloomsburyfestival.org.uk