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Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale and The Testaments: Dystopia and Women’s Writing
The first event in the Leeds Cultural Conversations series 2019/20.
Presented by Professor Susan Watkins
This talk will reflect on the impact and legacy of Margaret Atwood’s 1985 novel The Handmaid’s Tale, the popularity of women’s dystopian fiction and also offer some early thoughts on The Testaments, the eagerly-awaited, booker prize-shortlisted sequel to The Handmaid’s Tale, published in September 2019.
16 October 2019
16 October 2019
- 12:30 - 13:30
Victoria Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Leeds LS1 3AD
Bone Fire2 October 2019, Monday & Wedensday, 10:00 - 17:00 Left Bank Leeds, Cardigan Rd, Leeds, LS6 1LJ
A photographic exhibition depicting unlit bonfires and their teenage guardians, exploring the history, traditions and community associated with structures we ritually set on fire.
Slow Painting with Martin Herbert24 October 2019, 16:00 - 17:00 Henry Moore Lecture Theatre, Leeds Art Gallery, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 3AA
In partnership with Leeds Art Gallery. Martin Herbert, former Fine Art Alumni and curator of the Hayward Gallery Touring Show presents Slow Painting, will give a talk prior to the opening of this show at 18:00. The exhibition features 19 artists, primarily British or UK based, whose work spans a myriad of styles and applications, from figuration to abstraction. Opening at Leeds Art Gallery (24 Oct 2019 – 12 Jan 2020), Slow Painting then travels to The Levinsky Gallery in Plymouth (25 Jan – 29 Mar 2020).