Ingenious Soil - Being Human 'Marginalia' art screeningdiscussion screening Fri 16 Nov 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Devon and Exeter Institution
7 Cathedral Close,
Exeter EX1 1EZ
- Free entry - please register in advance
Come and join us for an evening of 'ingenious soil', Latin, and art, during which we will be presenting the first screening of an artwork by Laura Hopes. Inspired by Virgil’s Georgics, the ancient Roman agricultural poem, the film 'Marginalia' has emerged from a collaboration between Katharine Earnshaw (Classics, University of Exeter), Laura Hopes (http://www.laurahopes.com), and Mary Quicke (Quicke's Farm, Crediton). Alongside the film we will be explaining the background to the work, as well as offering up some soil samples and ancient poetry for discussion. There will also be the chance to sample some Quicke's cheese with tasting advice from Mary, and to think about how the soil might affect the flavour of the cheese.
This event is free but advance booking is essential. Book your ticket here.
Please note that this is part of a series of related 'Ingenious Soil' events as part of the Being Human Festival: the film will be available to view from Monday 19th November - Friday 23rd November during the day at Quicke's Farm, Newton St. Cyres, and at Co-Lab on King William Street, and there will be a drop-in family workshop on 'Ingenious Soil' on Saturday 17th November at the Devon & Exeter Institution, 10am-2pm. All events are free to attend.
This event is part of the Being Human festival. Led by the School of Advanced Study, University of London, in partnership with the Arts & Humanities Research Council and the British Academy, Being Human is a national festival promoting public engagement with humanities research. The festival highlights the ways in which the humanities can inspire and enrich our everyday lives, help us to understand ourselves, our relationships with others, and the challenges we face in a changing world.