|Val with Lindsay Kemp, RADA May 2016|
|Picture Val took of Satish and his assistant Sharon at St James's Piccadilly.|
The Nehru Centre, 8 South Audley St. London W1K 1HF.
The Cultural Wing of The High Commission of India.
March 31st 6.00 pm for 6.40 pm
Symposium: The relevance of Tagore in modern times
The Chair is the distinguished politician Clare Short
This symposium is the first of two to commemorate the Golden Jubilee anniversary of The Tagoreans, organisation that believes in Rabindranath Tagore’s philosophy of life and draws its inspiration from his creativity in various fields such as literature, music and art. The second symposium will be in September 2016.
We are living in a world beset with various threats to humanity with growing religious conflicts, political repression, poverty and environmental destruction. This event will focus on the importance of Tagore’s ideas and vision to meet these challenges and help to save humanity. Speakers:
- Dr John Stevens - Leverhulme Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Languages and Cultures of South Asia, SOAS. The main focus of his research is historical, utilizing sources in English and Bengali to promote the understanding of the histories of India and Britain.
- Ragini Mohite - Postgraduate Research Student at the University of Leeds. Her thesis deals with the early 20th century writings of Tagore and Yeats.
- Valerie Doulton - Writer, Producer, Artistic Director of the Live literature Company. She directed and produced William Radice’s translation of The Post Office.
Above image: The Divine Comedy, Beatrice & Dante, image by William Blake.
Venice, Italy – February 8th 2016 at 6pm. Talk on Blake followed by dinner.
At: Marina Militare Circulo Ufficiale ‘Adriano Foscari’, Fondamenta dell’Arsenale, Castello 2168, Venezia.
We began 2016 with one of our international events and a return to Italy where Val gave a talk to the Circolo Italo Britannico Venezia, on her staging of William Blake’s work, in particular Songs of Innocence and Experience. This included live readings of translations of Blake’s poems into Italian by great 20th Century Italian poet, Ungaretti. And music by John Tavener inspired by Blake.
This is the first event we have staged in Italy since our tour of Bryon in Love to Verona, and it was delightful to be invited to return.