Dear friend of the Centre for Life-Writing Research,

Welcome back to a new term, which will see an exciting array of events taking place. Our Autumn Term calendar is now listed on our website<>.

We have a fantastic programme of installations, lectures, and seminars coming up, beginning with this month’s Arts and Humanities Festival 2016, organised around the theme of ‘Play’:

11 October, 4pm-6pm
Nelson’s Column, Trafalgar Square
‘Mr Punch on Fleet Street: walking through Punch’s social and political influence'<>
A guided walk with lecturer Brian H Murray and Punch Ltd editor and curator Helen Walasek will explore the impact and legacy of the Punch magazine.

12 October, 7pm-8.30pm
Safra Lecture Theatre (Ground Floor), Strand Campus
‘Constructing the Creative Self'<>
This lecture with musician and writer Pat Kane will address the place of creativity, innovation, and play in society and evolution.

13 October, 6.30pm-8pm
Nash Lecture Theatre (K2.31), Strand Campus
‘Life gamified, practices of the quantified self'<,-practices-of-the-quantified-self-.aspx>
A panel of speakers will consider the rising trends of self-tracking and quantification, highlighting the increasingly blurred boundaries between work and play, leisure and labour, and private and public.

14 October 2016, 3pm-5pm
Anatomy Museum (6th Floor), King’s Building, Strand Campus
‘Drawing Life: playing poetically'<>
Acclaimed Indian artist Dilip Sur will be leading a series of life drawing workshops, exploring various techniques and allowing participants to engage with and experience this artistic practice.
(Drawing workshops will also take place on various other dates – please click the link above for further information).

14 October 2016, 7.30pm-9pm
Chapel, King’s Building, Strand Campus
‘Tragic Play: music in the face of death'<>
Between performances of Schubert’s quartets by The Endellion Quartet, poet Ruth Padel will read from her new sequence on Schubert.

20 October 2016, 7pm-8.30pm
Anatomy Museum (6th floor), King’s Building, Strand Campus
‘Moving past present: digitally reanimating the Gaiety Girls'<>
Put together with partners in Strandlines and Ego-Media, this event will see artist Janina Anja Lange recreating the Gaiety Girls of the 1890s with exciting digital technologies.

For a full programme of Festival events, click here<>.

Our events are free and all members of the public are welcome to attend.

We do hope you will be able to join us.


Centre for Life-Writing Research

Arts & Humanities Research Institute

School of Arts & Humanities

King’s College London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2375



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