CELEBRATING THE IMAGINATION (Part 1)
March - May 2013 : Frome, Somerset.
‘The imagination is an instrument of liberation, one to which we all have access and which serves to celebrate and enlarge our common humanity.’
Taking place over several weeks in March - May 2013, the programme will include a wide range of imaginative perspectives on a number of important cultural issues - educational, artistic, scientific and environmental.
Jackie Morris : East of the Sun, West of the Moon
Children’s author/illustrator. Books include Song of the Golden Hare; I am a Cat; East of the Sun, West of the Moon. She has also illustrated books for Poet Laureate, Ted Hughes, Mary Hoffman, Caroline Pitcher and many other eminent authors, as well as designs for the Terry Pratchett Disc World Calendar.
A gathering of some our finest award-winning poets, novelists and artists in which we will hear and see their individual imaginations at work and have the opportunity to explore with them what the imagination might mean for us all in both its inventive and ethical aspects.
15 March (19.30 - 21.00. Doors/bar open 19.00)
THE SHAPING SPIRIT OF IMAGINATION
Introduction - Richard Bright
19.35 Lindsay Clarke : The Shaping Spirit of Imagination.
20.15 John Moat : The Alchemical Clue
16 March (10.00 - 17.00. Doors open 9.30)
THE IMAGINATION AT WORK
10.00 Introduction - Richard Bright and Lindsay Clarke
10.10 Andrew Miller: Between Silence and the Song - truth, imagination and the writing of fiction.
11.15 James Simpson and Carolyn Trant: The Untenanted Room: Shared Imagination.
13.30 Maggie Gee: Writing and work: how does imagination become production?
14.30 James Harpur: Angels and Harvesters.
16.00 Liliane Lijn: Poem Machines, Light, Motion.
17.00 Book signings
Sacha Abercorn : Imagination in Education
Founder of The Pushkin Trust, an organisation that supports creative learning and education across Ireland, which "which works to provide and support a holistic model to spark imagination and deepen awareness of our collective creativity, our humanity and ‘the child’ within each one of us.”
Helen Storey : Wonderland and Beyond
Professor at University of The Arts London In Fashion and Science. Awarded the ‘Most Innovative Designer and Best Designer Exporter’ in 1990. Nominated for British Designer of the year in 1990 and 1991. Created the ground breaking project ’Primitive Streak‘, which brought together the worlds of science and fashion through the creation of a fashion collection that explained the first 1000 hours of human life. In 2005 ‘Wonderland’ was conceived, followed by ‘Catalytic Clothing’, exploring how new materials can make consumer products less damaging to the planet.
Colin Tudge : A Different View of Life - why genes are not selfish and people are nice.
Biologist and writer. Founder of The Campaign for Real Farming. Author of Good Food for Everyone Forever ; Feeding People is Easy; The Secret Life of Trees; and Global Ecology.
Gavin Pretor-Pinney : Cloudspotting for Beginners
Founder of The Cloud Appreciation Society. Author of The Cloudspotters Guide and The Wavewatcher‘s Companion
Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, the talk by Zoe Fairbairns has been postponed to another date. We are currently in the process of re-scheduling.
17 May SOLD OUT
Satish Kumar : Ecology, Imagination and Spirituality.
Founder and editor of Resurgence & Ecologist magazine and co- founder of The Schumacher College, the international centre for ecological studies, and The Small School. Author of You Are, Therefore I Am: A Declaration of Dependence; Spiritual Compass: The Three Qualities of Life; and Earth Pilgrim.
Venue: Rook Lane Arts, Frome
Event Times: 19.30 - 21.00 (doors/bar open 19.00)
THE GIST: Friday evening (19.30 - 21.00. Doors open 19.00): Saturday (10.00 - 17.00. Doors open 9.30)
Tickets: online £8 / £6 (concs OAP/18-25) ; £10/£8 on door. Under 18’s free (limited number of seats available)
THE GIST (15/16 March) - online £25 / £20 ; £30/£25 on door. Under 18’s free (limited number of seats available)
Available from: www.interaliacentre.org and www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
(Bath Box Office, Bath Visitor Information Centre, Abbey Chambers, Abbey Churchyard, Bath, BA1 1LY - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Tel: 01225 463362 Fax 01225 310377)
Online ‘early bird’ bookings - THE GIST £22/£17 (all other events £6/£4) available up until 4 weeks before each event. Available from www.interaliacentre.org only
Information on events from email@example.com or Tel: 01373 302552
In Partnership with:
Rook Lane Arts www.rooklanearts.org.uk
Hunting Raven Books www.huntingravenbooks.co.uk
Bath Festivals Booking Office www.bathboxoffice.org.uk
The List Frome www.thelistfrome.co.uk
ABC: Authors and Books for Children Day.
14 March 2013
Venue: Rook Lane Arts, Frome.
The sessions for ABC Day 2013 will be: 09:25 - 10:25; 11:00 - 12:00; 13:35 - 14:35.
Jackie Morris will present a session for 5-7 year olds
Maudie Smith & Sam Gayton will present to 8-9 year olds.
Gill Lewis will present to 10+
This event is being run by the Hunting Raven Books
THE EVENT IS FREE.
Further information from the Hunting Raven Books, Cheap Street, Frome. Tel: 01373 473111
Time: 19.30 - 21.00 (doors open 19.00) here will be an interval with refreshments
Venue: Sun Street Chapel, off Whittox Lane, Frome
Tickets: £5 (£3 concs) Available from The Interalia Centre (below)
Programme – curated by Helen Moore & Niall McDevitt
April 12th – THE POETIC IMAGINATION (part 1), with readings by local poets Helen Moore & Niall McDevitt, and guest poets James Simpson & Lisa Fannen.
April 19th – ANARCHISM & THE POWER OF IMAGINATION. On the double-edged nature of imagination. Activist-scholar, yoga teacher, editor of Anarchism & Sexuality: Ethics, Relationships and Power (Routledge, 2012) and Revolutionary Love Letters (Minor Compositions, forthcoming), author of Gender (Institute for Anarchist Studies, 2012), Dr Jamie Heckert explores the power of imagination to control and contain as well as to liberate. Bringing together literature, politics and spirituality, this talk touches the heart of power and the power of the heart.
April 26th – PORTRAIT OF A 'LADY': How Shakespeare imagined and re-imagined the Dark Lady in his plays and poetry. Irish poet, author of b/w (Waterloo Press, 2010), poetry editor of International Times, literary tour guide (poetopography.word.press.com), Niall McDevitt discusses the modern scholarly consensus that Shakespeare's 'Dark Lady' is the Renaissance poet Emilia Lanyer, explains how she was his life-long, oeuvre-long muse, and shows how their relationship was that of two confluent poets. This talk is scheduled to coincide with Shakespeare's birthday - and death-day - April 23rd. 'Dark needs no candles now, for dark is light.'
May 3rd – THE POETIC IMAGINATION (part 2), with readings by local poets Rose Flint & Rosie Jackson, and guest poets Peter Alfred Please & Alyson Hallett.
For further information contact firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01373 302552.
INSPIRED BY NATURE
The Power of Nature to Inspire, Influence, Inform and Enrich our lives, communities and workplaces
Thursday 18th April, 7.00-9.45pm
The Salthouse, Nunney, Nr Frome
Nicki Davey, Director, Saltbox Training & Events Ltd
Rosalind Turner, Artist and Facilitator, Ritual Art in Nature
Simon Trapnell, Director, Nature in Art
For further information contact Nicki at The Salthouse, Church Street, Nunney, Somerset, BA11 4LW
Tel: 01373 837333