Events Postgraduate

Symposium: Twin Practices – Writing and Painting

We are excited to announce the upcoming event Twin Practices: Writing and Painting, presented by the Cultural Institute at King’s in association with Royal Holloway’s Literature and Visual Cultures Research Seminar.

Speakers: Geoff Dyer, Frieda Hughes, Maggie Humm, Roma Tearne and Jane Thomas

Saturday 24 May 2014, 10 am–6.30 pm
King’s College London, Anatomy Museum, King’s Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS

Scheduled to coincide with the opening of the exhibition ‘Art and Life: The Paintings of Beryl Bainbridge’, curated by Susie Christensen, this symposium will explore the work of figures who – like Bainbridge – cross disciplines. Jane Thomas will begin the day by reflecting on the connections between Bainbridge’s novels and paintings. The event will then consider some remarkable modernist precedents: the creative relationship of Virginia Woolf and her artist-sister Vanessa Bell, the subject of Maggie Humm’s talk, and the little-known canvases of D. H. Lawrence, introduced by Geoff Dyer. Bringing us up to the present, the writers and painters Frieda Hughes and Roma Tearne will describe in their own words what it means to have ‘twin practices’.

Tickets are £7/£5 (students, King’s staff and alumni) and can be booked at:

Event organised by Susie Christensen, Sophie Oliver and Sarah Chadfield