Saturday, 25 February 2017

Sat 4 Mar - NOVELISTS, JOURNALISM AND THE THEATRE: Bethany W Pope and Gaston Leroux

Author Bethany W Pope talks about opera, sword-fighting and writing historical fiction. Her novel 'Masque' takes inspiration from the work of court reporter and drama reviewer Gaston Leroux who wrote 'The Phantom of the Opera'. To find out a little more about the man with the gold pince-nez we follow Leroux on a few of his journalistic investigations.

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Sat 25 Feb - WOODMAN, SPARE THAT TREE: News and the Parlour Song

Piano songs mediated current issues such as the Civil War in America and the Temperance movement. Looking at places where journalism and parlour music met in the nineteenth century.

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Sunday, 12 February 2017

Sat 18 Feb - DIY TOURS OF EUROPE: Welsh Song in the Alternative Scene

Musician Efa Tomos, aka Efa Supertramp talks zines, touring and songwriting in Welsh. How to seek a free life in 2017 playing in protests, squats, street corners, festivals at the grass roots of gigging.

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Tuesday, 7 February 2017

Sat 11 Feb - The British Romantic Attitude to Crime: DUNCAN CAMPBELL

A discursive investigation into British attitudes to crime, and the ideal of the romantic villain. Concentrating on 20th and 21st century felonry in London we consider attitudes towards law-breakers in real life and fiction.

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