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Events for 19 July 2017

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The Brutalist Playground

Saturday, 15 July @ 10:00 - Saturday, 9 September @ 16:00
The Edge, University of Bath, Claverton Down
Bath, BA2 7AY United Kingdom

Part sculpture, part architectural installation, all play. The Brutalist Playground is a 2015 RIBA commission by Turner Prize winners Assemble & artist Simon Terrill. The Brutalist Playground explores the abstract concrete playgrounds that were designed as part of post-war housing estates in the mid-twentieth century. Post-war playgrounds were often made from concrete, cast into sculptural forms, which presented a distinct move away from previous playground design. They were envisaged as a key aspect of the estate layout and design and as such reflect prevailing and social theories and concerns at that time. The original installation drew from a number of […]

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Bridget McCrum Exhibition

Saturday, 15 July @ 11:00 - Sunday, 6 August @ 17:00

Bridget McCrum The Road Less Travelled Debut solo show at Messums Wiltshire Introduction and talk by Bridget McCrum 11:00am Saturday 15 July 2017 Exhibition opens to the public at 12:00pm Exhibition runs 15 July – 6 August   Born in Dinton, within a stones throw of the Barn at Place Farm, Bridget’s life has taken her on an extensive journey of discovery. From early years in London and Malta, Gozo and the Middle East as the wife of a British Naval Officer, it is a thirst for travel that has never left her. Now aged 81, movement continues to influence […]

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A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams on 17-22 July at Studio Theatre

Monday, 17 July @ 19:30 - Monday, 21 August @ 19:30
Studio Theatre, Ashley Road
Salisbury, SP2 7TN United Kingdom

Director Tamsin Jacson brings the hot and steamy French Quarter of New Orleans to Studio in Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer prize-winning drama which was first performed in 1947. Fragile beauty Blanche DuBois visits her sister Stella and brutish husband Stanley with devastating consequences.  Themes of sexual desire, social class, gender issues and madness are still relevant today. The iconic 1951 film provided an Oscar-winning role for Vivien Leigh and a career-defining one for Marlon Brando.   Each night at 7.30 pm and tickets at £10 (under 16 £8) available from Salisbury Information Centre, Fish Row, Salisbury Tel. 01722 342860     www.studiotheatre.org.uk

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06:00

Artist’s Eye exhibition

Wednesday, 19 July @ 06:00 - Wednesday, 30 August @ 22:00

The painting shown below will be one of several submitted by members of the Salisbury Group of Artists for the Artist's Eye exhibition being held at the Five Rivers Leisure Centre, Hulse Road, Salisbury, SP1 3NR from 19th July until 30th July. Opening times 6.00 am until 10.00 pm. Admission free. www.salisburygroupofartists.co.uk. Tel 01722 743577

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10:00

Philosophy and Humour

Wednesday, 19 July @ 10:00 - 12:00

The philosopher Wittgenstein once commented that a serious book about philosophy could be written consisting almost entirely of jokes. Given the character of the man it is unlikely that he was joking (and similarly unlikely that he could be the author of such a work). But his point is well taken. Humour - like sexual desire and the appreciation of beauty- surely counts as a major feature of the human condition. This ten week program of structured discussions will look at some of the issues that connect philosophy and humour, including those which touch upon the philosophy of mind, ethics […]

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Philosophy and Humour: what’s so funny?

Wednesday, 19 July @ 10:00 - 12:00
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely

Queen Mary Room, Alabare, Alabare Place, Barnard st
Salisbury, SP1 2BJ United Kingdom
Free, but donation for refreshments and to charity

The philosopher Wittgenstein once commented that a serious book about philosophy could be written consisting almost entirely of jokes. Given the character of the man it is unlikely that he was joking (and similarly unlikely that he could be the author of such a work). But his point is well taken. Humour - like sexual desire and the appreciation of beauty- surely counts as a major feature of the human condition. This ten week program of structured discussions will look at some of the issues that connect philosophy and humour, including those which touch upon the philosophy of mind, ethics […]

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19:30

Wouldn’t you know it, It’s the world’s worst poet!

Wednesday, 19 July @ 19:30

The evening of Wednesday July 19th sees a rare performance in Salisbury by Southampton based poet Stewart Taylor, who in the guise of his alter-ego J Arthur Prufrock won last year’s Anti-Slam National Final by performing the worst poetry ever heard in London’s Hackney Attic, or indeed anywhere in the UK. Headlining at the July meeting of the regular monthly literary open mic, Poetika, Stewart promises to let J Arthur Prufrock out briefly. “J Arthur seeks to understand the pain and joy of experience, to explore in all its fullness the human condition, and what might rhyme with it”, says […]

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