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Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter from Virginia Woolf?
21 November, 2017, 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm
Join us as Bryony Randall (English Literature, University of Glasgow) introduces Virginia Woolf’s 1938 correspondence from Skye, including a letter to her close friend the composer and suffragette Ethel Smyth, and the letter she wrote from a train between Glasgow and Edinburgh. There will be a live performance of the 1st movement of Smyth’s String Quartet in E Minor.
Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter?
The ‘Cultural encounters’ series includes five talks, each with live music and a different letter-writer. We consider current global and international relationships and explore the place of letters in history, musical culture and everyday life.
How do people around the world connect with each other? For centuries, letters have brought the world to Scotland and Scotland to the world. Join us to rediscover some of Scotland’s letter-writers, from scientists and musicians to politicians, prisoners and royalty. What is lost in transit and what connections can be found, both between the original letter-writers and readers today?