Peter Brook gives his archive to the V&A


Val took the above photo of Peter Brook chatting at the V&A’s special festival dedicated to him and his work. The V&A have just brought Peter Brook’s archive.

The Live Literature Company staged a World Premiere of a new translation by Jesus Montero of Federico Lorca’s play, The Shoemaker’s Wonderful Wife, as part of this festival. In the audience were people from the Spanish Embassy and the Cervantes Institute. Val is delighted that this great Spanish writer is now in the Company’s repertoire. 

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Egyptian Cultural Bureau focuses on Rights for Women


Nadia El Kholy (on left on above panel photo), invited Val to take part in a discussion and talks evening on the progress of education for women in Egypt.

Val is delighted to continue a dialogue with Nadia, Cultural Counsellor and Director of The Egyptian Cultural Bureau, London. They have shared discussions over some years with a view to The Live Literature Company being part of their Cultural Programme.


Nadia holds a Ph.D in English Literature, and has translated Alice in Wonderland into Arabic. 

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