University of Birmingham Arts and Science Festival

Next week (Monday 18th – Sunday 24th of March 2013), the annual Arts and Science Festival will take place at the University of Birmingham. It’s a really exciting opportunity for dissemination of research and other outreach activities that intend to reach a larger public of non-experts. And it’s a good opportunity for me, too, to discover what is going on in other Departments of the University, to meet other researchers and colleagues and discuss about our projects, ideas etc. Inside the festival, Dr Louise Hardwick will present a very beautiful film by the Haitian writer Dany Laferrière, “The Sweet Drifting of a Child of Petit-Goâve” (2010), that “follows the journey of globetrotting author Dany Laferrière as he visits Montreal, Paris, New York and Haiti. An essential insight into the life of a contemporary author, this is also a film about travel, exile, Haiti, Canada, compassion and a love of literature”. The event will take place on Monday 18th March 2013 (16.00 – 18.15) in the Muirhead Tower G15 (R1 on map). Come and join us!

La dérive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve, Film Poster. Image courtesy Pedro Ruiz

La dérive douce d’un enfant de Petit-Goâve, Film Poster. Image courtesy Pedro Ruiz

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