MSt tutor Rebecca Abrams will be discussing her new book The Jewish Journey at Blackwells Bookshop in Oxford, on Thu 25 Jan 18, 1– 2pm. The book explores the history of the Jewish people from antiquity to modern times through 22 objects from the Ashmolean Museum
MSt tutor Alice Jolly’s Mary Ann Sate, Imbecile is to be published by Unbound.
“Once the initial subscription has been raised then Alice’s share of the profits (50% of every book sold) will go to Emmaus – a charity who support homeless people in Gloucestershire and are part of a federation of 350 organisations in 37 countries around the world”
MSt tutor Jenny Lewis attended world premiere of Russian opera based on her book When I Became an Amazon
20 November 2017 saw the world premiere of the chamber-opera ‘How I Became an Amazon’ by Russian composer Gennadyi Shiroglazov, based on the book When I Became an Amazon by Jenny Lewis (Iron Press, 1996). The opera was performed in English by soprano Olga Popova with Jenny herself reading two of the poems. Both were accompanied by a 30-strong chamber orchestra conducted by Valery Platonov – all from the Tchaikovsky Opera and Ballet Theatre of Perm. Russian translations by Natalya Dubrovina were printed in the programme. Depending on further funding, there are plans to develop the opera further and stage it in Moscow in 2018.