Painting Portraits: A Review

William Viney writes: There’s an old West Country joke of which I’ve grown fond: a Booker Prize winning novelist and a professor of clinical neurophysiology walk into a museum. There, they speak about faces, trauma, compassion, art, writing, experiment, and the First World War and, at the end, they agree they’re onto a good thing.As Read the full article…

The Face of War: Figuring Empathy in Pat Barker’s Life Class – Anne Whitehead (Public Lecture, Durham Light Infantry Museum, 21 June 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities The Recovery of Beauty series presents: A public lecture in association with the exhibition ‘About Face’: Anne Whitehead ‘The Face of War: Figuring Empathy in Pat Barker’s Life Class’ Thursday 21st June 2012 Durham Light Infantry Museum, 7.30pm. Free entry, and to be followed by wine and Read the full article…

Pat Barker at ‘About Face’, Durham Art Gallery

Last night at the Durham Art Gallery we were treated to a spellbinding reading by novelist Pat Barker from her new work, Toby’s Room (to be published in August 2012).  The reading took place amongst two linked exhibitions which have been jointly curated by the Gallery (which is based on the top floor of the Read the full article…

Pat Barker Reads from her new novel ‘Toby’s Room’ (Durham Light Infantry Museum, May 10 2012)

Durham University Institute of Advanced Study and the Centre for Medical Humanities present an event in association with the About Face exhibition held as part of The Recovery of Beauty: Pat Barker Reading from her new novel Toby’s Room Durham Light Infantry Museum, Aykley Heads  Durham, Durham DH1 5TU Thursday May 10, 2012, 7.30pm Free entry. Read the full article…