Posts Tagged ‘Nurse Lugton’s Curtain’

Editor’s Note: This post is reblogged from The Charleston Attic

As Charleston looks forward to a weekend of Centenary celebrations, ‘The Attic’ is being specially prepared to open its doors for visitors this Sunday 16 October. Rarely on show to the public, the space, accessed by narrow, steep stairs at the top of the farmhouse was once Vanessa Bells’ studio and now stores Charleston’s extensive archive collection and works of art.  

My first blog post as Charleston’s ‘Attic intern’ showcases some of Duncan Grant’s book illustrations and book jacket designs from the 1960s. Newly catalogued from the Angelica Garnett Gift is a collection of Duncan Grant’s correspondence regarding his illustrations for a previously undiscovered short story by Virginia Woolf featuring ‘Nurse Lugton’ and a book jacket design for a novel by Margaret Lane called A smell of burning.  

Source: Book illustrations and jacket designs by Duncan Grant | The Charleston Attic

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A Cortina da Babá,” based on Woolf’s children’s story Nurse Lugton’s Curtain, will be on stage in London Oct. 5 andCopy-of-02-A-Cortina-da-Babá-Sandra-Vargas-Luis-André-Cherubini-unsquished 6.

The show will be performed by the Brazilian Grupo Sobrevento. Performance times are 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Oct. 5 and 11 a.m. Oct. 6. Tickets are £5.

The show uses shadow pupetry to bring alive Woolf’s text about animals who come alive while Nurse Lugton (Baba) sleeps.

Location: The Rich Mix, 35-47 Bethnal Green Rd, London E1 6LA.
Getting there by tube: Shoreditch High Street, Bethnal Green
Box Office: 020 7613 7498

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