The Nobel-winning novelist and dramatist Samuel Beckett was a regular visitor to the Wallace Collection when he was living in London in the 1930s. He particularly admired the collection of Dutch paintings and made a record of those he saw in the notebooks he kept on visual art. This lecture by Conor Carville will draw on those notebooks and others in the Beckett Archive at Reading University, to demonstrate Beckett's love for painting and the manner in which it informs his writing.
Free, no need to book.
This special lecture will take place in the Lecture Theatre and seating is unreserved. Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.