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Cosmopolis


Cosmopolis, a major summit in the arts will mark the launch of Think Something Different, a scheme designed to create a scholarship fund for the University of East Anglia’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Think Something Different is supported by a number of the foremost figures in the Arts today, from the novelist Ian McEwan, to the President of the London Symphony Orchestra (LSO), Sir Colin Davis, and the former Director of the National Theatre, Sir Richard Eyre.

Cosmopolis – The International Gathering of Storymakers

A festival of words, images and sounds to celebrate and explore the universal

human practice of making stories, to take place on the University of East Anglia campus on 5th June 2010.

Featuring: AMIT CHAUDHURI, GEOFF DYER, HAND ULRICH OBRIST, GILES FODEN, DAYANITA SINGH, RICHARD T KELLY, DOMINIQUE GONZALEZ-FOERSTER, JASON COWLEY, JAY GRIFFITHS, KEVIN CUMMINS, KEREN CYTTER, ALAN EDWARDS, LEE BRACKSTONE, AUSTIN WILDE, DEREK JOHNS, JUDY COUNIHAN.

Cosmopolis will bring together distinguished figures from the creative

industries; people who have contributed to stories that have become important to audiences and readerships around the world today. In addition to a series of panel discussions, there will be Cosmopolis Masterclasses, giving audiences a rare insight into the secrets of the creative industries. Please see programme below.

Haydn Marathon – Marquee close to Drama Studio – 10:00 – 18:00*

The UEA Symphony Orchestra are bringing to Cosmopolis a day-long marathon of Haydn symphonies from No.1 to No.104. You can pay £10 for a slot conducting from the podium or £5 to play with the orchestra in order to raise funds for a Performance Scholarship - or simply come to enjoy the music for free!

The Narrative of Human Rights – Lecture Theatre 2 – 10:00

A discussion between BAFTA award-winning producer Judy Counihan(Cast Offs, No Man’s Land, Antonia’s Line), writer and Sunday Times correspondent Hala Jaber(winner of the Amnesty International Journalist of the Year Award and the British Press Awards Foreign Correspondent of the Year, 2005 & 2006) and writer Jay Griffiths(Wild: An Elemental Journey, Pip Pip: A sideways look at time.Winner of Barnes & Noble Discover award and the inaugural Orion Book Award). This panel will be chaired by a representative of English PEN.

Politics of Storytelling – Lecture Theatre 2 – 11:10

New Statesman editor Jason Cowleywill discuss how stories and successful politics are inextricably linked, with novelists Giles Foden(The Last King of Scotland, Turbulence), Richard T Kelly (Crusaders, Sean Penn: His Life and Times, 10 Bad Dates with De Niro).

Stories & Photos – Lecture Theatre 2 – 14:00

Renowned Indian photographer Dayanita Singhand novelist Geoff Dyeraddress a universal fascination: the narrative potential of the photograph.

The Many Lives of Amit Chaudhuri – Lecture Theatre 2 – 15:10

Amit Chaudhuri, well-known for work as a novelist, poet, teacher, judge and

musician, lesser-known for work as an army commander, chauffeur and filmmaker, is trying his hand at being an ‘artist’. He will discuss whether ‘artist’ today a vocation hard-earned and hard-won, or if it can be achieved through vigilance and cunning...

The Story of Manchester – Lecture Theatre 2 – 16:20

Kevin Cummins, arguably the most instrumental music photographer in British history and special guests will talk about being behind-the-scenes protagonists in an era that changed 20th Century popular culture.

In Conversation with Hans Ulrich Obrist – Lecture Theatre 2 – 17:30

The eminent international curator Hans Ulrich Obristcounts interviewing as an

activity of parallel importance to his curating and boasts 19 books of

interviews. The prolific curator-interviewer will be entering into conversation

with the visual artists Dominique Gonzalez-Foersterand Keren Cytter.

This Is Not Fusion – Marquee close to Drama Studio – 18:40*

AKA The Amit Chaudhuri band, a project in experimental music, bringing together elements of classical Hindustani music with jazz, rock and the blues.

Cosmopolis is also proud to boast a photography exhibition from the Indian Press photographer Kushal Ray*, who has exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery and the Indian National Gallery and student showcases*.

THE COSMOPOLIS MASTERCLASSES:SECRETS OF THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

How to Pitch Your Film – Lecture Theatre 4 – 12:20

With a career spanning 18 years as a BAFTA award-winning film, television and theatre producer, Judy Counihan(Cast Offs, No Man’s Land, Antonia’s Line) has done her share of pitching. Join Judy as she shares her trade secrets and experience of the bright lights.

How to Get Your Fiction Published – Lecture Theatre 3 – 12:20

Famous literary agent Derek Johns (Director, AP Watt), publisher Lee Brackstone (Editorial Director, Faber & Faber)and literary agent Kevin Conroy Scott (Founder and Director of agency Tibor Jones and Associates)will discuss the slush pile, first novels and the joys and sorrows of a fast-changing publishing landscape.

How to Make Your Music Heard – Drama Studio – 12:20

Austin Wilde (Creative Director, EMI publishing)and PR guru Alan Edwards (CEO, The Outside Organisation) will discuss the ups and downs of a career in the music industry.

Day passes available – £20/ £15 conc.

Events in Lecture Theatre 2 - £7.50/ £5.50 conc.

Cosmopolis Masterclasses - £5.50/ £3.50 conc.

*Free events

All funds raised will be channelled directly into the Think Something Different

Scholarship Fund

For tickets, please go to www.ueaticketbookings.co.uk or call 01603 508 050

If you have any queries, please contact me onprojects@tiborjones.com

[mailto:projects@tiborjones.com] . I hope to see you there!


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