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Culture Cafe - 'Richard Bean: Hull Playwright?' and 'Hull, the East Riding and Me' Knowledge Share Event

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Saturday, June 23, 2018
11:00 - 13:30
Allam Lecture Theatre
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Culture Café - Hull: Culture, History, Place - Series 2 

The second series of talks celebrating the University of Hull's new book written for the City of Culture year and published by the Liverpool University Press. The book is a celebration of this unique city's past and present. Telling the story of Hull from the earliest settlement on the muddy banks of the river, through civil war rebellion, maritime success and the trauma of the Second World War to post-war resilience and recovery, this book shows how and why Hull has been a place of significance and success over many centuries.

Title: 'Richard Bean: Hull Playwright?' + Knowledge Share

Speaker: Dr Victoria Dawson, Historian and writer. 

Date: Saturday 23/06/2018

Venue: University of Hull, Business School, Allam Lecture Theatre

Time: 11am – 1pm

'Richard Bean: Hull Playwright?' - Dr Victoria Dawson 

On Friday 29th September 2017, live on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row, filmmaker and writer Dave Lee accused Hull’s Richard Bean of now being ‘a London playwright’, banishing him from the canon of local writers. In this talk, Victoria will take up the case for the defence, examining what makes a “Hull playwright” and arguing that, despite global success, Hull remains an integral part of Richard Bean’s literary DNA. 

Dr Victoria Dawson is a historian and writer whose research interests include issues of class, gender, community, science and social and cultural identity.  

OpenCampus Knowledge Share
Over the course of both ‘Hull: History, Culture, Place’ series it has become clear that our audiences are not only very enthusiastic about Hull and its history, but are also very knowledgeable. To celebrate the end of series of talks, the second half of the session will be handed over to three of our regular attendees who have offered to speak for us on a topic they are knowledgeable about. The topics are as follows:

‘Family Life in Garden Village - 1937 to 1978’ by Mrs Jean Hart

‘Withernsea : Hull's Seaside Resort’ by Mr Godfrey Holmes

‘The rise and fall of the General Cemetery’ by Mr Pete Lowden

Please note this event has been extended to 1.30 to cater for our additional speakers. 

Cost: Free Admission – All welcome but booking is required.

Enquiries: Jackie McAndrew

Email: opencampus@hull.ac.uk

Telephone: 01482 466585


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