What's on this fortnight at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 29, 2012 01:56 PM |
Events from Monday 29 October to Sunday 11 November 2012.

Tuesday 30 October 2012

Lunchtime Soundbite

Light lunchtime entertainment for free every Tuesday.

  • Embrace Arts, 12.45pm, free, More information

    Do Patents Promote or Impede Innovation?

    Public lecture by Professor Vincenzon Denicolo (Department of Economics)

    The Matter of Miracles: Baroque Architecture, Relics and the Treasury Chapel of San Gennaro, Naples

    Public lecture by Professor Helen Hills (University of York) for the Department of History of Art and Film.

    Martin Simpson

    Folk concert

    Wednesday 31 October 2012

    Family Fun: Halloween Walk

    Walk in the dark through the woods, stop and listen to storytellers, finish with hot chocolate and cakes inside in the warm.

    Thursday 1 November 2012

    Oska Bright Film Festival

    Showcasing 36 short films from all over the world.

    Spector

    The Cribs

    Friday 2 November 2012

    John Law Three Ways Trio

    Leicester Jazz House presents.

  • Embrace Arts, 8.00pm, £10, More information

    Saturday 3 November 2012

    UK Open Speedcubing Championship

    International Rubik's Cube competition: two-day event

    University of Leicester Sinfonia

    Works by Elgar, Dvorak and Mendelssohn. Conductor: Michael Sackin. Soloist: Robert Jones (cello). In association with Embrace Arts.

    Sunday 4 November 2012

    Quick Shifts

    For anyone interested in dance, drama or movement.

    UK Open Speedcubing Championship

    Day two

    Ongoing exhibitions

    Passion2Print 2012: Storytelling in Music

    Biennial exhibition by Leicester Print Workshop

     

    Tuesday 6 November 2012

    Lunchtime Soundbite

    Light lunchtime entertainment for free every Tuesday.

  • Embrace Arts, 12.45pm, free, More information

    Revering Raphael: from the Tudors to the Victorians

    Public lecture by Professor Brendan Cassidy (University of St Andrews) for the Department of History of Art and Film.

    Wednesday 7 November 2012

    Terror Visions: Art, Literature and the Sublime

    Public talk by Phil Shaw (School of English). Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 1.00pm, free, More information

    Picturing Romantic and Victorian Authors

    Public talk by Julian North (School of English). Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 2.00pm, free, More information

    Claire Tomalin talks about Charles Dickens

    Part of Literary Leicester. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 6.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Will Self

    Part of Literary Leicester. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 7.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Thursday 8 November 2012

    Grassroutes: Eight Leicestershire Writers

    Readings by local writers. Part of Literary Leicester.

  • Embrace Arts, 1.00pm, free, More information

    Second World War Codebreaking in Fiction, Drama and Television

    Public talk by Victoria Stewart (School of English). Part of Literary Leicester.

    Leontia Flynn and Christopher Reid read from their poetry

    Part of Literary Leicester. Followed by a book signing.

    • Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 6.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Carol Ann Duffy reads from her poetry

    Part of Literary Leicester. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 7.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Lucy Rose

    Friday 9 November 2012

    Dickens Treasures: The Bi-centenary and Beyond

    A chance to view rare material from the Dickens Museum and the University's Special Collections. Part of Literary Leicester. Numbers strictly limited.

    • Kirby & West Special Collections Suite, David Wilson Library, 12.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    School of Hard Knocks: Medieval and Renaissance Students Behaving Badly

    Public talk by Sarah Knight and Ben Parsons (School of English). Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 1.00pm, free, More information

    From ace to zoot

    Public talk by Julie Colman (School of English). Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 2.00pm, free, More information

    Dickens Week by Week

    Roundtable discussion about reading Dickens in serial form. Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Floor 1 Seminar Room, David Wilson Library, 4.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    A Mutual friend: Poems for Charles Dickens

    Poetry reading from new anthology. Part of Literary Leicester.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 7.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Saturday 10 November 2012

    Kes Gray

    Public talk by children's author. Suitable for ages 5-8. Part of Literary Leicester. BSL interpreted. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 1.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    How to Draw Horses and Lots More with Jennifer Bell

    Art workshop for children age 9-12. Part of Literary Leicester. BSL interpreted. Followed by a book signing.

    • Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 2.00pm, free (ticket required), More information

    David Melling

    Public talk by children's author. Suitable for ages 5-8. Part of Literary Leicester. BSL interpreted. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 2.15pm, free (ticket required), More information

    How to Draw Horses and Lots More with Jennifer Bell

    Art workshop for children age 5-8. Part of Literary Leicester. BSL interpreted. Followed by a book signing.

    • Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 3.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Thomas Bloor

    Public talk by children's author. Suitable for ages 9+. Part of Literary Leicester. BSL interpreted. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 3.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    An Evening with Chris Mullin

    Public talk. Part of Literary Leicester. Followed by a book signing.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, Fielding Johnson Building South Wing, 7.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    SPAB Mills Section Autumn Meeting

    Organised by the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, in association with the Midland Wind and Water Mills Group.

    Mystery Jets

    Ongoing exhibitions

    Passion2Print 2012: Storytelling in Music

    Biennial exhibition by Leicester Print Workshop

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