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:
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.
May 22nd 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Explore the relationships between the Ravel and his librettists, impresarios and performers, drawing on original staging materials and plenty of lively correspondence. In tracing the intensely practical business of staging operas, the discussion sheds new light on the life and work of this most enigmatic and fascinating of composers.