Spoken Word Event with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou

8 June 2017, 18:00 - 20:00

SG1 and SG2, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge

This event is free and open to all, booking for the spoken word event is recommended.

'In Conversation' evening with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou.

Ian Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou, writers on the wastelands and edgelands of Britain, will be talking about their work, followed by a Q&A

Iain Sinclair is best known for his book London Orbital, an account of his walking and exploring the terrain close by the M25. Iain is a prolific writer of both fiction and non-fiction and has presented a number of films for TV and cinema.

Nick Papadimitriou's exploratory walks led him to coin the phrase 'Deep Topography', an amalgam of writing and observation. His much-acclaimed Scarp is a survey of the northern edges of London. Nick is the subject fo John Roger's film The London Perambulator.


Please note: 

This spoken event is part of the Edgelands exhibition opening at the Alison Richard Building. The exhibition opening will begin at 18:00 with a dance performance in the atrium by LKR & Co, choreographed by Lizzi Kew Ross with music composed by Michael Berkeley. Following on from that, the spoken word event will begin at around 19:00.

The Edgelands exhibition presents the work of six visual artists, who explore and document the wastelands and the neglected environs to be found on the margins of urban living. Housing estates, out of town retail parks and industrial areas, these spaces are the great "unnamed and ignored landscapes…places where our slipstream has created a zone of inattention" and yet where all manner of interest and beauty thrive. The artists are Day Bowman, Dan Coombs, Marguerite Horner, Barbara Howey, Lee Maelzer and Sean Williams.

The exhibition will run until 28 July 2017, with works displayed on all floors of the building.

18:00

Drinks reception and Edgelands exhibition opening

Edgelands presents the work of six visual artists who explore and document the wastelands and the neglected environs to be found on the margins of urban living. Housing estates, out of town retail parks and industrial areas, these spaces are the great "unnamed and ignored landscapes…places where our slipstream has created a zone of inattention" and yet where all manner of interest and beauty thrive.

Day Bowman

Dan Coombs

Marguerite Horner

Barbara Howey

Lee Maelzer

Sean Williams

Dance performance by LKR & Co, London

Choreographed by Lizzi Kew Ross and featuring eight students from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. The dancers explore the modern glass spaces in and around the atrium area of the Alison Richard Building and echo the works by artists from the Contemporary British Painting Group. The haunting sounds of a  solo viola accompanies the dance with a composition by Michael Berkeley. 

19:00

Spoken word event with Iain Sinclair and Nick Papadimitriou

Listen to a conversation between highly recognised writers Iain Sinclair, author of London Orbital, and Nick Papadimitriou, author of Scarp.

Q&A at the end of the session.