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The Arts of Decadence

Tuesday 12 Feb 2019, 19:00 to 21:00

The Chancellor's Hall
First Floor, Senate House
Malet Street
United Kingdom


This will be an evening of Decadent literature, visual art and music in the Chancellor's Hall at the prestigious Senate House building, in the heart of Bloomsbury. Featuring short talks by distinguished speakers, including Helen Abbott (University of Birmingham) about the background to the Decadent movement and its influence on British writers and artists, the evening will also present superb poetry by Charles Baudelaire, the work of whom Carcanet have published many collections, Paul Verlaine, Stéphane Mallarmé, which will be read by the accomplished translators, Martin Sorrell and Peter Manson. French song settings of poems will be performed by professional classical singers from the National Opera Studio. Refreshments will be served.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Places are limited so please register in advance via the IMLR website. 

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