Introduction to the Arts and Humanities festival blog

Max Saunders, Festival Director:

We’re now less than four months away from the launch of this year’s festival, and the team is hard at work putting the finishing touches to a programme that we hope will give a sense of the vibrancy of Arts and Humanities research at King’s.

Over the course of two weeks, the festival will cover transformations right across the School: in film; in religion and politics; in art, literature, language and performance; in music, history, and the environment. There will be readings, book and CD launches, musical and theatre performances, and discussions – including an event on how the student experience in today’s universities is changing.

We expect to be able to announce the full programme before the end of July, but in the meantime I’m delighted to be able to announce appearances by writers Michael Morpurgo and Lisa Appignanesi, as well as a series of inaugural lectures in which some of our new Professors will talk about their work to the wider public.

Over the coming weeks and months I’ll be updating you here about what to expect from the festival, while academics from across the School will draw out themes of transformation and metamorphosis from their own research. We’ll also present some of the highlights from last year’s festival to whet your appetite as October approaches.

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