Monday, February 14, 2011
William Morris Birthday Lecture: William Morris today and tomorrow
Thursday 24 March, 7pm
Ian McQueen is one of the UK's leading theatre composers and a lifelong fan of Morris. His latest work is a choral symphony: ‘Earthly Paradise – Sayings, Songs and Poems of William Morris’. Scored for a large orchestra and choir, it was commissioned by BBC Radio 3.The four movements refer to the life of the great Victorian poet, designer and political activist. It was broadcast from the Barbican Hall earlier in the year.
His talk will show how Morris can be a source for thought and action in today's world, an influence that has inspired him throughout his life and a timely reminder of Morris’ relevance in a period of economic austerity.
A Friends of the Gallery event: Tickets £5.00 / £6.50 (non-members)