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Talk, Thu 29 Aug 2019, £10

Marina Warner

Marina Warner

Marina Warner. Beyond the Visible: Art, Artists and Enchantment

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Artists have always travelled beyond the borders of the visible and made angels, devils, hobgoblins, and fairies appear before our eyes. Marina Warner will explore the work of contemporary artists such as Paula Rego, Helen Chadwick, and Kiki Smith, and place them in a context of the fantastic and its expression in the work of earlier visionaries.

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Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairytales.

Her books include:
Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists (2018)
Fairy Tale: A Very Short Introduction (2018)
Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale (2014)
Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights (2013)
Signs and Wonders. Essays on Literature and Culture (2004)
Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds: Ways of Telling the Self (2002)
No Go the Bogeyman: On Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock (1998)
Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form (1996)
From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and their Tellers (1994)
Managing Monsters: Six Myths of our Time (1994)
Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism (1983)
Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and Cult of the Virgin Mary (1976)

“My critical and historical books and essays explore different figures in myth and fairy tale, such as the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc; more recently I have concentrated on fairy tales, including the Arabian Nights. I also write novels and short stories, often drawing on mythic or other imaginary predecessors to translate them into contemporary significance – to re-vision them.
“Stories come from the past but speak to the present, and I have found that I need to write stories as well as deconstruct them and place them in historical contexts, because I myself love reading works of imagination, and I would like to join the conversation with admired predecessors, who range from Apuleius to Virginia Woolf, Italo Calvino, and Angela Carter.”

Professor of English and Creative Writing, Birkbeck College, University of London
Distinguished Fellow, All Souls College, Oxford
President, Royal Society of Literature
Patron Ted Hughes Society, The Story Museum, Bloodaxe Books, Society for Story Telling, Hosking Houses Trust, The Longford Trust
Vice- President Gingerbread

Baby changing facilitiesCoach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (with charge)Disabled toiletsEducation/study areaFacilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsRegional Tourist Board MemberWelcome HostWheelchairs availableAccepts groupsFacilities for conferencingFacilities for corporate hospitality

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 29 Aug 2019 19:00 to 20:30

Contact

Destination Colchester CIC

Address

Lewis Gardens,
High Street,
Colchester,
Essex,
CO1 1JH

Directions

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Map reference: TL 999252  Lat: 51.88968 Long: 0.90477

By Road:
Follow signs to the Town Centre.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Colchester Town station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (no fee)Credit cards accepted (no fee)
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Education/study areaEducation/study area
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Regional Tourist Board MemberRegional Tourist Board Member
  • Welcome HostWelcome Host
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Facilities for conferencingFacilities for conferencing
  • Facilities for corporate hospitalityFacilities for corporate hospitality
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • The surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance:
    • Yesis solid
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • The route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift:
    • YesFrom the entrance to reception / ticket area
    • YesTo a specially adapted public toilet suitable for wheelchair users
    • YesTo the gift shop
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesContrast markings on clear surfaces such as glass doors
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesVisitor information available in large print (14pt and over)
  • YesHearing loop installed in public areas

General

  • YesSeating available for visitors with limited mobility
  • YesClear signage
  • YesEffective lighting for visually impaired visitors
  • YesGood colour/tonal contrast for visually impaired visitors
  • YesRoutes/pathways suitable for wheelchair users or visitors with limited mobility
  • YesDisplays at suitable height for wheelchair users / children
  • YesAudible alarm system

Entrance

  • YesEntrance is well lit
  • YesAutomatic door at the main entrance

Food

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to cafeteria
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Restaurant / cafe provide meals for visitors with special dietary requirements:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliacs)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan
  • YesSeating suitable for wheelchair users, ie moveable and good height for person sitting in a wheelchair
  • YesHigh chairs for children
  • YesChildren's menu