One Day in the City: 15 June 2012
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One Day in the City: 13 June 2014

What to expect?

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South Cloisters - Balloons

ONE DAY IN THE CITY IS A CELEBRATION OF LONDON AND LITERATURE

On 13 June 2104 UCL's English department (Ranked #1 in UK for the 3rd year running) invites you to Gower Street to take your pick from an exciting range of theatrical walks, talks, readings, art exhibits and London-based conversations. Everyone is welcome. Just follow the balloons.

  •     Look for a travel agents in the South Cloisters to book yourself a walk through the fictional woods.
  •     Enjoy the rare treat of hearing Kazuo Ishiguro speak with John Mullan about why not to set a novel in London.
  •     Attend a public lecture given by spoken word legend, John Agard, or a scurrilous panel featuring India Knight, John Sutherland, Tim Clare and Will Self.
  •     Listen to Jonathan Coe and David Lodge discuss the relative benefits of living in and writing about Birmingham and London, or George Orwell expert, D.J. Taylor, in conversation with Dr Michael Sayeau. 
  •     Sit in on an intimate seminar where Members of UCL English Department offer in-a-nutshell talks on a range of topics related to London and literature.
  •     Gaze at Slade artwork as you wander amongst the yellow balloons.
  •     Listen to impromptu readings as part of the Swimmers installation.
Gustave Tuck


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, UCL (also features in Inception)

South Cloisters: Exhibition
  • We have partnered up with UCL Art Museum again, this time in collaboration with Slade School of Fine Art. This collaboration challenged all current Slade students, as part of the theme "One Day", to develop their own practices while considering and appreciating what has gone before. Over one term students were given special access to thousands of remarkable artworks from UCL Art Museum’s collections. Their in-depth research led to the discovery of a number of hidden treasures which they responded to to create the exhibition: "Second Person Looking Out".
  • We are thrilled that Mobile Studio will, once more, be creating pathways and pop-ups for the day.
South Cloisters - Balloons
  • And very excited that Unclaimed Creatures will be taking us to new destinations, again, this year.
Invisible Cities