What's on this week at the University of Leicester

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 23, 2011 05:40 PM |
Events from Monday 24 October to Sunday 30 October 2011.

Monday 24 October 2011

A Young Girl's Flight from the Holocaust

Public lecture by Ruth David for Holocaust Awareness Week. Organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

From ‘the most everything girl in Hollywood’ to ‘the forty year old virgin’: Doris Day and Hollywood stardom

Public lecture by Dr Tamar Jeffers MacDonald (University of Kent) for the Department of History of Art and Film.

  • Ken Edwards Building, Lecture Theatre 1, 5.30pm, free, More information
  • Tuesday 25 October 2011

    Lunchtime Soundbite

    Nick Hislam and Peter Houtman.

    Accident of Fate: A Personal Account

    Public lecture and book launch for Holocaust Awareness Week. Organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

    Sun et Lumière: solar control of the Northern Lights

    Public inaugural lecture by Professor Steve Milan (Department of Physics and Astronomy)

    Wednesday 26 October 2011

    Ann Widdecombe: Faith and Politics

    Annual Provost Derek Hole Lecture.

    • Peter Williams Lecture Theatre, 5.30pm, free (ticket required), More information

    Jean Binta Breeze in performance and conversation

    Inaugural reading by Honorary Creative Writing Fellow.

    Kasabian - sold out

    Thursday 27 October 2011

    Challenging the 'myth of silence'

    Public lecture by Professor David Cesarani (Royal Holloway) for Holocaust Awareness Week. 19th Annual Elchanan and Miriam Elkes Memorial Lecture, organised by the Stanley Burton Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

    Lifestyle and Prostate Cancer

    Workshop for members of the Prostate Cancer Support Association and affiliated organisations.

    Mixmag Ministry of Sound Tour

    Plus Tempa T, Logan Sama.

    Friday 28 October 2011

    Cerys Jones - mezzo-soprano

    Songs by Barber, Schubert, HUgo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Alban Berg, Debussy and Vaughan Williams. With Richard Leach (piano). In association with Embrace Arts.

    Saturday 29 October 2011

    Short Fuse: Parlour Games: Spirit, Voice, Story

    Interactive workshop: read and discuss a classic ghost tale then develop ideas for your own story.

    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.

    Wall-paintings to Altar Cloths: furnishing the Anglo-Saxon Church

    29th annual Brixworth Lecture by Dr Leslie Webster (Senior Curator of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the British Museum). Organised by The Friends of All Saints' Brixworth in conjunction with the University of Leicester.

    Short Fuse: Seance

    Explore the spirit of Hallowe'en through readings, music, film, drama etc. Suitable for 14+.

    Sunday 30 October 2011

    Quick Shifts

    Improvised performance events by UK and European dancers. Suitable for 5+. Disabled people actively welcome.

    Ongoing exhibitions

    Print Out

    Textured and 3D works using printmaking techniques. 10 October - 9 December 2011.

    A Decade of Sculpture in the Garden

    78 works by 64 artists, curated by Dr John Sydney Carter. 26 June - 30 October 2011.


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