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Michael Horovitz and Alan Ginsberg
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New Departures

Sat 18 Jan 2020, 11am - 4pm

£10 / £7.50 Members / £5 Students

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Join us for a day of performance, poetry, film and discussion exploring the influence of 19th- and 20th-century experimental music and literature on the works of David Hockney and Alan Davie, and the creative circles they moved in.

New Departures, from which the event takes its name, was a literary periodical founded by beat poet and jazz musician Michael Horovitz in 1959, and featured works by Alan Davie among contemporaries such as musician John Cage and poet Alan Ginsberg.

Taking place in our galleries and auditorium, the event will feature writers, poets, researchers, musicians and filmmakers from renowned to emerging: Michael Horovitz, Vanessa Vie and the William Blake Klezmatricians, Polari Literary Salon, Yorkshire Sound Women Network, Centre for Audio-Visual Experimentation, University of Leeds School of Fine Art, Dr Kirsten Harris and the Daily Telegraph’s Mark Hudson.

A full schedule will be announced soon.

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