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

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South Cloisters - Balloons

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

2014's line-up included:

  •     An evening with Kazuo Ishiguro, author of The Remains of the Day (1989), winner of the Man Booker Prize, and Never Let Me Go (2005). Ishiguro was in conversation with John Mullan (UCL) about, amongst other things, why not to set a novel in London.
  •     A high-octane debate about scurrilous or taboo language, with Will Self(novelist) and Tim Clare (poet) and Professor John Sutherland.
  •     A number of intimate seminars where members of UCL English Department and authors offered in-a-nutshell talks on a range of topics related to London and literature.
  • London Liming "mash(es) up Caribbean carnival sensibilities with dance music and poetry readings". 
  • Slade artwork in UCL Art Museum and amongst the yellow balloons across the campus; a walk in the fictional woods.
  • Impromptu readings in the "condition fields" popping up around UCL's Bloomsbury Campus. All part of the SWIMMERS installation.  

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Gustave Tuck


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

South Cloisters: Exhibition
  • We 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 were thrilled that Mobile Studio, for a second year, created pathways and pop-ups for the day.
South Cloisters - Balloons Invisible Cities