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The transformative power of words

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Free Speech and Literature: The Night Class

& Bishopsgate Institute

Tue 28 Feb 2012, 6:30pm

The Sassoon Beer Board Room

Photo of Sophie Mayer

Every Tuesday, 6.30pm-8.30pm

28th February - 3rd April

This six-part course, led by Dr Sophie Mayer, will consider some of the best known and most dramatic challenges to free speech: attacks on poems, plays, novels and films.  You will consider how and why the idea of creative freedom operates differently in different spaces and for different audiences: the school and library, stage and screen, on the printed page, in court and on the street. You will have the opportunity to experiment with creative, as well as critical, responses to the readings. The course will include guest speakers from the world of free speech and a session drawing on the related archive collections of Bishopsgate Library.

TICKETS: £89, £67 Concessions

HOW TO BOOK: Call Bishopsgate Instutute on 020 7392 9200 or visit their website