Fri, 7 May 2010
A major festival bringing together award-winning writers, photographers and artists takes place at the University of East Anglia next month.
Visit www.uea.ac.uk/hum/thinksomethingdifferent for more details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive programme updates.
Cosmopolis programme, June 5 2010:
Haydn Marathon – Marquee close to Drama Studio, 10am – 6pm
The UEA Symphony Orchestra is bringing to Cosmopolis a day-long marathon of Haydn symphonies from No.1 to No.104. You can pay £10 for a slot conducting from the podium or £5 to play with the orchestra in order to raise funds for a Performance Scholarship - or simply come to enjoy the music for free!
The Narrative of Human Rights – Lecture Theatre 2, 10am
A discussion between BAFTA award-winning producer Judy Counihan (Cast Offs, No Man’s Land, Antonia’s Line), writer and Sunday Times correspondent Hala Jaber (winner of the Amnesty International Journalist of the Year Award and the British Press Awards Foreign Correspondent of the Year, 2005 & 2006) and writer Jay Griffiths (Wild: An Elemental Journey, Pip Pip: A sideways look at time. Winner of Barnes & Noble Discover award and the inaugural Orion Book Award). This panel will be chaired by a representative of English PEN.
The Politics of Storytelling – Lecture Theatre 2, 11.10am
New Statesman editor Jason Cowley will discuss how stories and successful politics are inextricably linked, with novelists Giles Foden (The Last King of Scotland, Turbulence), Richard T Kelly (Crusaders, Sean Penn: His Life and Times, 10 Bad Dates with De Niro).
Stories & Photos – Lecture Theatre 2, 2pm
Renowned Indian photographer Dayanita Singh and novelist Geoff Dyer address a universal fascination: the narrative potential of the photograph.
The Many Lives of Amit Chaudhuri – Lecture Theatre 2, 3.10pm
Amit Chaudhuri, well-known for work as a novelist, poet, teacher, judge and musician, lesser-known for work as an army commander, chauffeur and filmmaker, is trying his hand at being an ‘artist’. He will discuss whether ‘artist’ today a vocation hard-earned and hard-won, or if it can be achieved through vigilance and cunning.
The Story of Manchester – Lecture Theatre 2, 4.20pm
Kevin Cummins, arguably the most instrumental music photographer in British history and special guests will talk about being behind-the-scenes protagonists in an era that changed 20th Century popular culture.
In Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist – Lecture Theatre 2, 5.30pm
The eminent international curator Hans Ulrich Obrist counts interviewing as an activity of parallel importance to his curating and boasts 19 books of interviews. The prolific curator-interviewer will be entering into conversation with the visual artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster and Keren Cytter.
This Is Not Fusion – Marquee close to Drama Studio, 6.40pm (free)
AKA The Amit Chaudhuri band, a project in experimental music, bringing together elements of classical Hindustani music with jazz, rock and the blues.
Cosmopolis is also proud to present a photography exhibition from the Indian Press photographer Kushal Ray, who has exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Indian National Gallery and student showcases.
Cosmopolis masterclasses: secrets of the creative industries:
How to Pitch Your Film – Lecture Theatre 4, 12.20pm
With a career spanning 18 years as a BAFTA award-winning film, television and theatre producer, Judy Counihan (Cast Offs, No Man’s Land, Antonia’s Line) has done her share of pitching. Join Judy as she shares her trade secrets and experience of the bright lights.
How to Get Your Fiction Published – Lecture Theatre 3, 12.20pm
Famous literary agent Derek Johns (Director, AP Watt), publisher Lee Brackstone (editorial director, Faber & Faber) and literary agent Kevin Conroy Scott (founder and director of agency Tibor Jones and Associates) will discuss the slush pile, first novels and the joys and sorrows of a fast-changing publishing landscape.
How to Make Your Music Heard – Drama Studio, 12.20pm
Austin Wilde (creative director, EMI publishing) and PR guru Alan Edwards (CEO, The Outside Organisation) will discuss the ups and downs of a career in the music industry.
Day passes are available priced £20/£15 conc, events in Lecture Theatre 2 are priced £7.50/£5.50 conc, and Cosmopolis Masterclasses are £5.50/£3.50 conc.
For tickets, go to www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk or call 01603 508050.
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