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<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/lifewriting/Events/eventlist.aspx>.

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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Mr-Punch.aspx>
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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Wed12/Constructing%20the%20creative%20self.aspx>
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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Thu13/Life-gamified,-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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Life-Drawing1.aspx>
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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Fri14/Tragic%20play-%20music%20in%20the%20face%20of%20death.aspx>
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'<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/eventrecords/2016-2017/Festival/Thu20/Moving%20past%20present.aspx>
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<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahfest/index2016.aspx>.

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

We do hope you will be able to join us.

Regards,

Centre for Life-Writing Research

Arts & Humanities Research Institute

School of Arts & Humanities

King’s College London

Tel: +44 (0)20 7848 2375

Email: life-writing@kcl.ac.uk

Web: www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/lifewriting/index.aspx<http://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums/ahri/centres/lifewriting/index.aspx>

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