Thursday, November 29, 2007

The Weird in New Cross

I don't work or study at Goldsmiths College in New Cross but have recently woken up to some of the wonders therein - particularly the fact that they frequently hold free events open to the public featuring top class international speakers. In the past few weeks, as well as taking part in the Lewisham 77 event, I've listened to Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and been present at a fantastic event featuring Paul Gilroy and Linton Kwesi Johnson playing reggae records and riffing about African consciousness.

There's another event on this weekend on The Weird, expect lots of Lovecraftian business and a presentation by Mark K-Punk on The Door and The Wall (a story by H.G. Wells). Not sure I can make it this Saturday, but there's more about it here.

2 comments:

Tinsie said...

I used to take evening classes at Goldsmith's College and never knew any of this - although I suppose it explains the commotion we witnessed some evenings. Very useful info, I'll check it out. Thanks for posting!

Nigel said...

Well I work there and I didn't know about the Linton Kwesi Johnson event!
Damn.
That tells you all you need to know about the internal communications office.....
Acouple of years ago they did have an excellent talk on graphic design by Jamie Reid though :)