Event: ‘Into Silence’, Pembroke College Oxford, 6 November 2018

The evening event of Into Silence will take place in the Pichette Auditorium, Pembroke College on 6 November from 18.00-20.00.

Image Credit: Nicholas de Staël, L’Orchestre (1953) Photo (C) Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Georges Meguerditchian.

In the lead-up to the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, Dr Suzan M.R. Kalayci (Pembroke College and the History Faculty) and Professor Kate McLoughlin (Harris Manchester College and the English Faculty) are organising two events dedicated to silence. An evening of silent performances – or performances of silence – will be followed the next morning by an informal workshop on silence involving academics from various disciplines, members of the public and creative practitioners. Silence and the First World War are bound by many threads, not least by the institution of the commemorative Two-Minute Silence in 1919, the history of which has been written by Pembroke’s History Fellow Dr. Adrian Gregory.

During the evening event, you will be encouraged to sense silence physically, to feel it emotionally and to think about it critically. Performances will include sound-sculptures, mime, dance and film, but full details will only be disclosed at the end. After the performances, there will be a drinks reception at which organisers, performers and audience will informally discuss their experiences.

The performances will begin at 18:00 and finish at c. 19:15. Please arrive early as the doors to the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes before the start time of event.

Please register for this free event via the Eventbrite link: