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Their Eyes Travel Across the Page and Their Hearts Search Out Meaning

Date: Saturday 26 April 2014
Time: 06.00 PM to 07.30 PM
Venue: Goldsmiths’ Reading Room, Senate House Library, Russell Square, London


Withdrawn, intent, deaf and blind to the world, readers commune in silence. They scan and internalise, mouths made defunct in the passage of knowledge, and yet it was not always thus. Silence is the law of the library, even in a place of such theatrical potential as the Goldsmiths’ Reading Room. In the wings though, in the private monastic spaces of its study carrels, where a reader’s lips can flutter away in a whisper, unheard, loud voices might muster.

On the 26th of April, that potential will be realised, as five invited readers will make themselves heard in the silence of the public space. Emerging one by one from the privacy of their cells they will proclaim the meaning that their hearts have searched out.

To book:

£10 | Ticket price includes a limited edition publication produced for the event, with an introduction by Professor Ahuvia Kahane.

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