Due to the impact of bad weather earlier today, unfortunately Professor Newall’s lecture will not go ahead tonight. It will be rescheduled for later this year.
Sounds, Visions, and Inward Significances… American writer Susan Sontag has said, ‘Art is a form of consciousness’, and Hélène Cixous that we ‘annihilate the world with a book’. Exploring the notion of art as a form which enables its makers and observers to approach the inapproachable, Professor Helen Newall will present a performance interactive Inaugural Lecture using Isadora Duncan’s ethos of “If I could tell you what it meant, there would be no point dancing it!”. Helen Newall is Professor of Theatre Praxis in the Department of Performing Arts at Edge Hill University. As a playwright and digital artist, her research involves installations, performative documentation and immersivity. She is a director and fiction writer, with a specific interest in commemoration, the First World War and both site specific and site responsive community writing. Helen has written for a number of prestigious institutions including, The Nuffield Theatre, ITV-West and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Programme:
- 5.30pm – Arrival and refreshments
- 6.00pm – Performative Lecture and Q&A
- 7.15pm – Wine and canapés