UCL Festival of the Arts
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How to Find Us

Something Else for the Weekend is based at:

UCL Roberts Building
Malet Place
London
WC1E 7JE

Look for the Waterstone’s bookshop on the corner of Gower Street and Torrington Place. We are opposite that in the orange building with big glass windows.

Some events take place at The UCL Art Museum and The Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology.

The Art of Reading

Date: May 11 & 12, 2013
Time:
1pm - 5pm
Location:
UCL Art Museum, South Cloisters, Wilkins Building, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

The art of reading (pencil drawing)

How do researchers develop and communicate their ideas? What inspires them?

Join us at UCL Art Museum for this series of short drop-in reading groups curated by UCL researchers, lecturers and graduate students who will share aspects of their fascinating research in the arts, sciences and humanities.

Their various interpretations of “reading” art, text, the body and the city will give shape to performances, group discussions, demonstrations and other activities.

FREE - just drop in!

Saturday 11 May

1pm: Wendy Bracewell, Professor of Southeast European History

'Travellers' anxieties: Where to go?

Read specific examples of travel writing in Eastern Europe, an ode to the Soviet toilet, with Professor Wendy Bracewell.

2pm: Lisa Plotkin, Second year PhD student in the Department of History and part of Researchers in Museums team

Reading the Hysterical Body

Researcher Lisa Plotkin will open the case files of exceptional women who were treated in various curative sites in Britain, Ireland, and India from 1860 until the beginning of the twentieth century.

3pm: Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Reading the Artistic Body

This drawing workshop and discussion facilitated by Dr Chiara Ambrosio focuses on Charles Bell’s watercolours and takes a look at the ways in which knowledge can transform the perception of art.

Materials are provided.

4pm: Dr Chiara Ambrosio, Lecturer in History and Philosophy of Science

Reading the Artistic Body

This drawing workshop and discussion facilitated by Dr Chiara Ambrosio focuses on Charles Bell’s watercolours and takes a look at the ways in which knowledge can transform the perception of art.

Materials are provided.

Sunday 12 May

2pm: Gemma Angel, Fourth year PhD student working with the Department of History and the Science Museum London

Reading Ink on the body

Researcher and trained tattoo artist Gemma Angel leads a tattoo workshop, taking a look at both technique and interpretation. There will be a chance to try your hand at creating a tattoo on fake skin!

Materials are provided

3pm: Tom Ue, Doctoral Fellow and Canadian Centennial Scholar in the Department of English

Sherlock Holmes and Art

Researcher Tom Ue facilitates a reading of Sherlock Holmes and art.