Bloomsbury Festival 2013: The Madness of the Modern City: Will Self in Conversation

16 October 2013, 18:30 - 20:00

Organised by:
School of Advanced Study
The Chancellor's Hall (Senate House, first floor)
Venue Details:

Senate House
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HU 

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An Institute of English Studies event for the 2013 Bloomsbury Festival.

Bloomsbury, famous as one of the crucibles of Modernism, is also often regarded as a space of tranquillity amidst the madness of London. Acclaimed author Will Self, in conversation with Dr Nick Shepley, explores the links between modern urban life and mental health, and reads from his Booker-prize shortlisted novel Umbrella

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The Bloomsbury Festival 

We are delighted to be a partner of the Bloomsbury Festival. The Bloomsbury Festival is a high-profile, multidisciplinary arts and cultural event taking place from 15-20 October 2013 across the whole Bloomsbury area. The event will bring together many local businesses, communities and cultural and academic organisations to celebrate this fascinating area, through a programme packed with dance, music, performance, guided walks, art, workshops, talks, literary trails, a food programme and much, much more.

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