Upcoming events

Writing Fiction in Two Languages

October 18, 2018

Emmi Itäranta studied Drama at the University of Tampere and subsequently worked as a columnist, theatre critic, dramaturge, scriptwriter and press officer. Her first novel, Memory of Water, has its origins in course work which she did when studying for an MA in creative writing at the Iniversity of Kent. The Finnish version, Teemestarin kirja, won the Sci-fi and Fantasy Literary Contest organised by the Finnish publisher, Teos. She will talk about the process of writing two versions of her work in different languages and how this can actually help the writing process.

The meeting will be held at St Giles International, 154 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5JX at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Members should notify the Hon. Secretary in the usual way if they wish to attend. Non-members should complete the contact form on this website

Ready for Export: the Learned, Intuitive and Pioneering Art of Akseli Gallen-Kallela

November 26, 2018

Adrian Biddell was head of Sotheby’s 19th Century European Paintings department from 1990-2015 and now runs his own business where he sources works of art, arranges private sales and advises collectors. He is also regularly engaged as a charity auctioneer. While at Sotheby’s he encouraged the National Gallery to bid for Gallen-Kallela’s painting Lake Keitele which, judging from the sale of postcards, fridge magnets and other merchandise, is one of the most popular paintings in the collection of the National Gallery. In his talk to us Adrian will put Gallen-Kallela in a broader European context.  

The meeting will be held at St Giles International, 154 Southampton Row, London WC1B 5JX at 6.30 for 7.00pm. Members should notify the Hon. Secretary in the usual way if they wish to attend. Non-members should complete the contact form on this website.