Since its launch in late 2013, the R&V Foundation has held successful events in both the UK and in France designed to raise awareness of its work, celebrate poetry and Anglo-French cultural exchange, and promote the creation of the ‘poetry house’ at No 8 Royal College Street. Events already run by the Foundation include the following:
Nov 19th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
David Hunter talks about the French soldier poet Guillaume Apollinaire, explore how his poetry provided a different vocabulary for writing about the Great War and what it can tell us about France’s distinctive experience of the conflict.
Oct 23rd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Tine Bech, the celebrated international artist, will talk about talk about some of the major art installations she has delivered in the public realm, and in particular about the art of illumination, using temporary installation lighting to create important and dramatic contemporary artworks.
Sep 25th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Dr Bart van Es talks about the innovative role of the original Globe Theatre company in the creation and public success of the plays, and as an extraordinarily successful business model for the arts.
Jul 24th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
A look at the creativity of dance and ask how it connects with our creative humanity, and how ideas are communicated through dance as a medium.
Jun 26th 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Acclaimed director and choreographer Struan Leslie talks about his circus version of Illuminations by Benjamin Britten, a setting of part of the poems by Arthur Rimbaud.