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The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium, 30th June 2017

The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium, 30th June 2017


The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium will celebrate and bring into discussion the work and legacy of Lancastrian-born Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington (1917-2011). This timely event forms part of the existing body of research and creative practice that has already emanated from across departments at Edge Hill University, including Film Scholarship (Professor Roger Shannon), Creative Writing (Professor Alisa Cox) and Dance Performance and Choreography (James Hewison and Michelle Man).

The Leonora Carrington Centenary Symposium offers a space for discussion, engagement and debate, through unpublished papers, lecture demonstrations, film screening, poetry readings and practice-led and performative interventions that explore, question and enable new ways of thinking of Leonora Carrington's legacy.

Confirmed speakers: Dr. Catriona McAra, Leeds College of Art; Dr. Felicity Gee, University of Exeter ; Dr. Andrea Gremels, Goethe University, Frankfurt; Dr. Tara Plunkett, University of Dublin and Claire Dean.

Guest speaker Joanna Moorhead will be joining us to present and sign copies of her most recent publication on Leonora Carrington.

The Centenary Symposium will also welcome from Mexico City Gabriel Weisz Carrington, Leonora’s son, as Guest International Speaker. Gabriel will discuss Leonora’s work ‘in conversation’.

New films about Leonora Carrington will also be screened – ‘The Lost Surrealist‘ (for BBC; directed by Teresa Griffiths), and Josh Appignanesi’s ‘Female Human Animal‘ starring novelist/curator Chloe Aridjis. Haunted by Leonora Carrington. Prod: Jacqui Davies.’

Hosted by Edge Hill University's Institute for Creative Enterprise (ICE) this date is part of a wider programme of events taking place at the University throughout the month of June 2017 as part of the Festival of Ideas. The Festival explores themes of Identity and Belonging in a stimulating programme of debates, talks, films, exhibitions, round-tables and performances. #EHUIdentity

Travel to and from Edge Hill University:

St. Helen's Road, Ormskirk, Lancashire L39 4QP

When making travel arrangements please note that Edge Hill University is in Ormskirk.

How to find us : https://www.egdehill.ac.uk/location/


Accomodation in Halls is not available on the dates of the symposium. Whilst there are some local options, Liverpool has an ample choice of hostels and hotels that are within easy reach of the main train stations that communicate with Ormskirk (Liverpool Central and Moorfields).

Any further questions please email: Michelle Man Manm@edgehill.ac.uk

Venue: The Arts Centre at Edge Hill University

Programme: 9.00am registration, 9.30am start, 9.00pm close



Waged: If you are currently employed

Concessions: Students at another institution, unwaged, retired and others etc.

EHU: For Edge Hill staff and students

Speaker: Symposium Speakers only







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