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Forthcoming Robert Graves Society events

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PostPosted: Fri Sep 20, 2002 9:55 pm    Post subject: Forthcoming Robert Graves Society events Reply with quote

Members of the Robert Graves Society and others who are considering joining will like to know that the Society is arranging a lunch in Madrid, Spain for 5 December 2002, at the Circulo Bellas Artes, a cultural centre where a major exhibition on Robert Graves will be opened on that day. Further details will be announced soon on the web at www.robertgraves.org . The Circulo Bellas Artes is within Madrid’s “Golden Triangle” of cultural institutions and museums, which include, within walking distance, the world famous Prado Museum http://museoprado.mcu.es/ , Thyssen Bornemisza Museum www.museothyssen.org and the Reina Sofía Museum http://museoreinasofia.mcu.es . Further details of these and other museums and cultural institutes, plus maps and other useful information is available from SoftGuide Madrid at: www.softdoc.es/madrid_guide/culture/culture.html .

A catalogue of the exhibition is being produced and will be available for sale through the Society's website at www.robertgraves.org .

Those who are thinking of attending the exhibition and lunch may be interested to know that the Circulo Bellas Artes, www.circulobellasartes.com/ , boasts what one whiskey company has named: "One of the World's Best Bars". See: www.worldsbestbars.com/city/Madrid/CirculoDeBellasArtes.asp .

Another forthcoming event is an exhibition about twelve World War 1 poets, including Robert Graves, to be held at the Imperial War Museum in London (England). Entitled: "Anthem for Doomed Youth", the exhibition will run from 31 October 2002 to 27 April 2003. Further details are now available on the web at www.iwm.org.uk/lambeth/anthem/ , with a page dedicated to Robert Graves at www.iwm.org.uk/lambeth/anthem/graves.htm .

A trio of interesting public events will be held at the Imperial War Museum during the 10 days leading up to Armistice Day on 11 November: These will be a poetry reading by the distinguished Oxford poet and academic Jon Stallworthy, a concert to include a World premiere of Ivor Gurney's Quartet in F, and a showing of the film “Regeneration”, based on Pat Barker’s trilogy. Further details of these public events are available at: www.iwm.org.uk/lambeth/anthem/events.htm .

The Robert Graves Society is arranging a private viewing and reception for its members for an evening in January, 2003. Details of this will be announced soon at www.robertgraves.org. It is hoped that Jon Stallworthy will agree to speak and read some of Robert Graves’s poems at this event.

Jon Stallworthy has also written a 120 page book, Anthem for Doomed Youth, to accompany the Imperial War Museum exhibition. This will be published by Constable Robinson on 24 October 2002 and is available from www.amazon.co.uk at £10.39, a discount of 20% on the published price of £12.99. Equivalent prices in US Dollars will be available through www.amazon.com. The ISBN is 1841196355. To support the Robert Graves Society, please order this book from Amazon through the Society’s website at www.robertgraves.org .

For further information about any of these events please contact Patrick Villa at patrick.villa@bristol.ac.uk or pjvilla@aol.com , or the Society's President, Dunstan Ward, at dunstan@ext.jussieu.fr .
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