A Room Of One’s Own – Screening

Date: 12/6/24
Speakers: Nina Sosanya, Colin Tierney, Sophie Melville.

Wednesday 12 June, 1pm, in the cinema at Birkbeck University (School of Arts Building), London. Tickets are FREE to all.

To celebrate Dalloway Day and in partnership with The London Library, join us for a screening of the Library’s tribute to Virginia Woolf’s iconic work, A Room of One’s Own. Woolf’s 1928 feminist polemic explores the silence and erasure of women’s voices from literature throughout the centuries and considers the conditions a writer needs to thrive and become great. Funny, sharp and insightful, it is a powerful call for women’s creative and intellectual freedom. 

Originally made for the London Library Lit Fest in May 2021 and filmed in the atmospheric spaces of The London Library, where Woolf, a long-standing member, would once have browsed the book stacks, Charlotte Westenra directs actors Nina Sosanya, Colin Tierney and Sophie Melville in Linda Marshall Griffiths’ stunning dramatic adaptation* of this ground-breaking work, with music by Kate Marlais

*An audio version of this dramatisation was first broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 2020. Thank you to Nadia Molinari who directed the first production.

The London Library is one of the UK’s greatest literary institutions, providing a centre of creativity, inspiration and ideas for over 180 years. It has had a unique impact on the country’s literary and artistic output and continues to do so today, with a borrowing collection containing around 1 million titles and an extensive eLibrary. The Library is championed by its President, Helena Bonham Carter CBE.  

Dalloway Day is the RSL’s annual celebration of Mrs Dalloway and other writings by and inspired by Virginia Woolf. This year, marking 99 years since the initial publication of the iconic book that takes place over a Wednesday in mid-June. This year our events are taking place over a few days at The School of Creative Arts, Culture, and Communication, Birkbeck University, using spaces in the college which are part of the former home of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

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