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Virginia Woolf: Killing the Angel

20 November, 2019, 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This event weaves the life of Virginia Woolf as expressed in her own words, with music and songs by female composers who were her contemporaries, including Liza Lehmann, Ethel Smyth, and Maude Valerie White. It considers how Woolf’s writing about her troubled childhood has often been excluded from representations of her life. The piece also builds on a growing awareness of how women’s work has been omitted from histories of music and the arts, the social and creative networks of professional women and the challenges they faced in the early 20th century.

Written and performed by Lucy Stevens, with pianist Elizabeth Marcus, this is a presentation of a work in progress. Sections of the piece will be intercut with discussion about its development and the archival research behind it.

‘Killing the Angel in the House was part of the occupation of a woman writer. Had I not killed her she would have killed me’ – Virginia Woolf.

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d.challis@lse.ac.uk

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Date:
20 November, 2019
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Website:
https://woolfkillingtheangel.eventbrite.com

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Other

Is booking required?
Yes
Contact email address
d.challis@lse.ac.uk
Event partners
N/A
Region
London
City/town
London
Accessibility information
There are lifts to the fifth floor of the Old Building. For accessibility information please contact the venue.
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First Edition of The Three Guineas, Women's Library LSE.

Venue

Shaw Library,
Old Building, Houghton Street
London, WC2A 2AE United Kingdom
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Accessibility information
There are lifts to the fifth floor of the Old Building. For accessibility information please contact the venue.
Phone:
020 7107 5472
Website:
www.lse.ac.uk/library/events