Events

Henry Moore, Spanish prisoner, 1939, Lithograph

DORA versus PICASSO (Performance) Thursday 15th January, 6pm

A staged poetic dialogue between Pablo Picasso and Dora Maar, his muse/mistress and acclaimed Surrealist photographer in her own right whose face is behind his iconic painting Weeping Woman (1937). Written by award-winning poet, Grace Nichols, this presentation explores the shifting emotions between Dora Maar and Picasso against the backdrop of the Spanish Civil War […] Read more →

Borchard Collection Brian Rees self portrait

The Self Portrait: A Cultural History (Talk) Thursday 29th January, 6pm

To coincide with the exhibition of the Ruth Borchard Collection of British Self-Portraits, author of a new history of self-portraiture James Hall explores the story of this popular and humane art form, considering the confessional self-portraits of Titian and Michelangelo, the role of biography for serial self-portraitists such as courbet and van Gogh, themes of […] Read more →

Henry Moore, Spanish prisoner, 1939, Lithograph

Poetry of the Spanish Civil War (Performance) Thursday 12th February, 6pm

Stephen Spender described the Spanish Civil War as ‘the Poet’s War’ reflecting on its inspiration to the likes of WH Auden, David Gascoyne, John Cornford, Valentine Ackland, Sylvia Townsend Warner, Frederico Garcia Lorca and Pablo Neruda. Professor Valentine Cunningham, author of the Penguin Book of Spanish Civil War Verse, introduces a recital of some of […] Read more →