Friday 25 October 2013 - Book to the Future

Events

The Mermaid and the Lion

The Mermaid and the Lion

Date
08/10/2013
Description
The original drawings from the graphic novel The Mermaid and the Lion are exhibited at the Bramall Music Building and signed copies of the book are available to buy at The Barber Institute of Fine Arts shop.
Build the Birmingham Book

Build the Birmingham Book

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
Help to create a story of what Birmingham means to you with the University's English department student society BedSoc.
The Book of the Dead

The Book of the Dead

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
Egyptian textiles from the Cadbury Research Library will be exhibited in the main library with four sections of Egyptian funerary cloth dating from 300-30BC, recently conserved by the British Museum.
BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

BABEL: An exhibition of images and words by Stewart Brown

Date
24 - 29/10/2013
Description
BABEL is an ongoing series of collages, paintings, digital prints, cards, books, boxes and installations, all derived from Stewart Brown's experiments with 'visual language'.
Birmingham, the Great Working City [video stream available]

Birmingham, the Great Working City [video stream available]

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Proud Brummie Professor Carl Chinn MBE will bring alive the energy, determination, hard work and initiative of Birmingham's people, wherever they came from.
Weird World of Wonders

Weird World of Wonders

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Author, actor and presenter Sir Tony Robinson takes you on a weird and wonderful tour of history. Please note this event is now fully subscribed.
Whose Voices? Writing workshop

Whose Voices? Writing workshop

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Part of the University of Birmingham's Black History Month activities this workshop, led by Barber Writer in Residence Jacqui Rowe, will enhance your creative writing skills using real works of art.
Books without Borders: A celebration of literature in translation

Books without Borders: A celebration of literature in translation

Date
25/10/2013
Description
The Birmingham Centre for Translation discusses the future of translation in literature with a panel that includes widely- translated author and University of Birmingham alumna Clare Morrall (shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize for her first novel Astonishing Splashes of Colour).
The Letters of Paul Cézanne

The Letters of Paul Cézanne

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Alex Danchev guides you through his new translation of Cezanne's letters - revealing how the artist channelled his wide-ranging intellect into his correspondence.
The Evolution of the Campus Novel

The Evolution of the Campus Novel

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Professor David Lodge brings to life the incredible journey taken by the Campus Novel since its early writers Mary McCarthy and Kingsley Amis.
Talking Brummie: The Vernon Manuscript

Talking Brummie: The Vernon Manuscript

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Black Country poet Brendan Hawthorne will read aloud from the text. Lead academic on the project Wendy Scase will describe the findings of her research on the manuscript volume and the epic challenge of digitising it.
The Kills [video stream available]

The Kills [video stream available]

Date
25/10/2013
Description
Longlisted for the Man Booker prize, The Kills is a digital first - a novel in four parts, all released at first as enhanced e-books which contain rich audio, visual and web content created by University of Birmingham Creative Writing lecturer Dr Richard House to support and extend the text - based narrative.