In the wake of the TOTAL SUCCESS of the No Greater Love film screening in Swedenborg Hall, I would like to let you know about forthcoming storytelling, film and poetry events at the Swedenborg Society. Admission is free for all three events in May, but booking is advised …
EROS & PSYCHE | On 10th May 2012, the wonderful writer and storyteller Sally Pomme Clayton will return to Swedenborg Hall, for her second artist residency performance. Eros & Psyche is a storytelling performance for adults, inspired by Ancient Greek mythology and philosophy. Emanuel Swedenborg was arguably influenced by Platonic ideas, and it is these which Sally hopes to reveal in her thrilling story about Eros and Psyche, love, truth and beauty. This performance is supported by Arts Council England. Admission is free but capacity is limited, so if you would like to come please book in advance via firstname.lastname@example.org / (020) 7405 7986. Please find further information our website here.
PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD) | Our next event, on the 14th May, will be a ‘collaborative event’ with curator Gareth Evans and Soda Pictures. We will present a very special screening in Swedenborg Hall of Patience (After Sebald), the new feature documentary on the writer WG Max Sebald. Following the screening, the film’s award-winning director Grant Gee will discuss Patience with the author Christopher Woodward, and both speakers will take questions from the floor. WG Sebald’s unique narrative voice unearthing otherworldly landscapes in the topography of East Anglia, and his meditations on disintegration and perpetuity, may be of interest to readers of Swedenborg; and the film features many faces which should be familiar to Swedenborg Hall audiences, including Iain Sinclair and Marina Warner. Again, admission is free but capacity is limited. More info here.
HOMERO ARIDJIS | Finally I am extremely pleased to tell you that on the 24th May we will welcome the Mexican ‘Sun Poet’, Homero Aridjis, to the Society. An award-winning poet, conservationist and international political figure, Homero is also a long-standing reader and admirer of Swedenborg. On 24th May he will be launching a new collection of poems, A Time of Angels, influenced by Swedenborg, and published in English translation by City Lights (USA).
This event is free of charge, but as ever capacity is limited so we recommend that you book in advance. More info here.
We hope to see lots of you here in May! I look forward to hearing from you – and hopefully seeing you – soon.
Nora (publicist and assistant curator)