Posts Tagged ‘Woolf events’

Earlier this week, Blogging Woolf shared Elaine Showalter’s recommendation that June 13 is Dalloway Day, the day in June when Clarissa walked out to the buy the flowers herself in preparation for her party.

Read more about Mrs. Dalloway’s party paper dolls.

June 20 as Dalloway Day

Now an alternate date — and justification for it — has been shared as a comment on our original post and via the VWoolf Listserv. It comes from Murray Beja.

I might as well cite here some of my evidence for the date of June 20, which seems to me pretty clear cut. As I express it in my edition of Mrs. Dalloway, we explicitly learn that the day of the novel is a Wednesday, and that it is 1923; ?moreover, Clarissa wonders if the ?crush? of traffic is due to Ascot . . . which in 1923 ran from Tuesday, 19 June, to Friday, 22 June . . . . Gold Cup Day, on which the most coveted trophy is contested, falls on the Thursday. The results of cricket matches noted by both Septimus and Peter are those they would have seen in a newspaper for 20 June 1923 . . . .? (I go on to cite the London Times.) See Morris Beja, ed., Virginia Woolf, Mrs. Dalloway (Shakespeare Head Press Edition of Virginia Woolf). Oxford: Basil Blackwell, 1996.

Dalloway Day celebration is June 17 in London

The Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain, in collaboration with Waterstones, (oh, why not Hatchard’s?) is holding a Dallowday celebration on Saturday, June 17.

 Virginia Woolf Life and London: Bloomsbury and Beyond by Jean Moorcroft Wilson

The event starts at 2:30 p.m. with a guided walk led by Jean Moorcroft Wilson, author of Virginia Woolf’s Life and London: A Guide to Bloomsbury and Beyond. The walk will visit sites relevant to Clarissa Dalloway and Virginia Woolf. It will be followed by a 4 p.m. discussion of Mrs. Dalloway (1925), led by Maggie Humm.

An early evening party with a 1920s theme will top off the day, beginning at 6 p.m. Organizers are hoping that partygoers will turn up in appropriate party wear.

The walk and talk are sold out but party tickets are still available at a cost of £10.

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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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NPG 5933, Virginia Woolf (nÈe Stephen)News about two Bloomsbury-related events has reached Blogging Woolf. Here is the scoop about both:

“The Afterlives of Virginia Woolf: Reading Woolf in Literature, Visual Arts, and Theatre”

April to May 2009
University of Essex
Presented by the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies.

The series “The Afterlives of Virginia Woolf: Reading Woolf in Literature, Visual Arts, and Theatre” runs through April and May at the University of Essex with an exhibition in the Albert Sloman Library. Download the “Afterlives” flier.

April 22, 2009, events in Lecture Theatre Building 10:

  • 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – screening of Kenneth Macpherson’s Borderline
  • 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. – inaugural talk by Maggie Humm of the University of East London, on “Virginia Woolf, Photography, and the Arts.”
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5p.m. – tea
  • 5 p.m. – 6 p.m. – Roundtable “Afterlives, Ghosts, Adaptations: Virginia Woolf and Film”; Professor Maggie Humm, Dr Sophie Mayer, Professor Marina Warner, Dr. Sanja Bahun. Chaired by Dr. Sophie Mayer
  • 6 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. – screening of Sally Potter’s Orlando (1992, UK, feat. Tilda Swinton, Billy Zane, Quentin Crisp)
  • 7:40 – 8 p.m. – SPARK workshop by Dr. Sophie Mayer of Cambridge University: “Reading Orlando, Creating Orlando

May 6, 2009, events in Lecture Theatre Building 10:

  • 7.30 p.m. screening of Marleen Gorris’s Mrs. Dalloway. Introduction: Dr Sanja Bahun (1997, UK, feat. Vanessa Redgrave, Natasha McElhone, Rupert Graves)

May 13, 2009, events in The Lakeside Theatre:

  • 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. – Sally Potter in Conversation.
  • 7 p.m. – 9 p.m. – screening of Sally Potter’s Yes (2004, feat. Joan Allen, Simon Abkarian, Sam Neil)

May 29, 2009, events in The Senate Room:

  • 2 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.  – Professor Hermione Lee of Oxford University, “Woolf and Drama”
  • 3.30 – 4.30 p.m. – refreshments in the LiFTS Common Room
  • 4.30 p.m. – Katie Mitchell’s Waves; reading and discussion
  • 5 p.m. – Darryl Pinkney (writer: drama, literary criticism)

More events to come

Within the next year, talks, screenings, workshops, rehearsed readings, conversations, and many other types of engagement with Woolf’s “lives” and “afterlives” on the page, stage, and screen will be held. Presenters include Hermione Lee, Maria DiBattista, Jane Goldman, but also “practitioners” such as Sally Potter, Kristin Hutchinson, Darryl Pinckney and others.

All events are free and open to public.

“David Rhys Jones: A Bloomsbury Journey – London and Sussex”

June 3 to 26
Curwen & New Academy Gallery, 34 Windmill St., London

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.  to 6 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed bank holidays. Download the flier for more details.

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