Strand Lives Day Programme
Strand Lives Day, 8th May 2012
King’s College London: The Council Room & St Mary-le Strand
10-10.15 Welcome, Professor Clare Brant & Dr Hope Wolf
Introduction to Strandlines’ Cabinet of Artists, Jane Wildgoose
10.15-10.30 ‘The Eleanor Cross and medieval life writing’, Dr Josh Davies (Department of English, KCL)
10:30-10:45 ‘A Lost Palace on the Strand: the Destruction of the Savoy Palace during the Peasants' Revolt of 1381’, Professor Andrew Prescott (Digital Humanities, KCL)
10.45-11:00 Winter Album, Luce Choules (Cabinet of Artists)
11.00 Harpsichord and flute recital: ‘The Lady's Entertainment - Music Publishing on the Strand’
A glimpse into 18th century domestic music making including ‘Aires from the Opera Curiously Set’ and ‘Airs for the Seasons’ by James Oswald depicting beautiful flowers (from the Foyle Special Collections Library).
Introduction: Katie Sambrook, Special Collections, KCL
Jane Chapman, Leverhulme Artist in Residence – harpsichord
Yu-Wei Hu – baroque flute
Tea/coffee break 11.25-11:45
11:45-12:15 'The RAF and the Strand', Nina Hadaway & David Keen (RAF Museum)
12:15-12:30 The Eagle and Aldwych Huts, Dr Ailsa Grant Ferguson (London Shakespeare Centre, KCL)
Writing from the Strand
12:30-12:45 'A rendezvous for Literary London: Jerome K. Jerome on the Strand', Dr Carolyn Oulton (Canterbury Christ Church University)
12:45-1 'Kaleidoscope: Stamps from the Whole World', Lucy Steggals (Cabinet of Artists)
1:40-2:00 ‘True Obsession - to be the Bride of Blake!’, Naomi Billingsley and Tim Heath (Chair, The Blake Society)
2:00-2:15 ‘Sir Robert Ker-Porter’, Lindsay Allen (Classics, KCL)
2:15-2:30 ‘Dickens and the UnRoman Bath’, Michael Trapp (Classics, KCL)
2:30-2:45 'Susannah Reynolds, Charles Dickens, and the Book that Caused a Fight', Mary Shannon (English, KCL)
2:45-3:00 ‘An Umbrella and Bush House’, Sonia Rouve
3:00-3:15 Strand Story, Matilda Leyser (Cabinet of Artists)
3:30-3:45 Strand Poetry, Ruth O’Callaghan (Cabinet of Artists)
3.45-4:00: ‘One Night Strand’, Dr Richard Maguire (English, KCL)
4:00-4:15 Relocation to St Mary le Strand
4.15: 4:30: ‘St Mary le Strand and an American Artist in the Strand’, Peter Maplestone (Warden of St Mary le Strand’).
4:30: 4:45: ‘In Pursuit of the Ferrous Foliage of John Hemmings Woodward: From a Foundry on Wych Street to Arson in Eaton Square, Via a Museum in St James's’, Jane Wildgoose (Cabinet of Artists).
4:45-5:00: Strand Songs, Julie McKee (Cabinet of Artists).
5:00-6:00 Collection followed by reception