LSE Arts successfully hosted a variety of talks and events over the academic year 2010-2011. We started the academic year with a discussion by Geoffrey Robertson on Lady Chatterley's lover; 50 years on, followed by an Indian Dalit poetry reading by S. Anand and Meena Kandasamy. Over the lent and summer terms, we hosted events with Robert Rowland Smith on The Meaning of Life, Jeffrey Boloten on the state of the global art market and Ryan Pyle, a documentary photographer from China. We also recently had a screening for the new economic crisis film, The Flaw and Powerful Portraits: What's in a Face? A slideshow lecture by Platon.
This year, LSE Arts proudly hosted a variety of exhibitions in the Atrium Gallery. These included Congo Women, Cambodia – Reflections of the Khmer Rouge and Street Stories. The LSE Photo Prize exhibition, now in its 5th year, showcased a wide range of photography by LSE students and staff, with the theme of Crossing Borders. This was followed by Not Quite A Baker's Dozen exhibition was followed by the Restorative Justice. We always welcome suggestions for exhibitions, so please get in touch if you think you have material for an exhibition.
Musical life at LSE continued to flourish with a series of outstanding lunchtime concerts on Thursdays during Michaelmas and Lent terms in the Shaw Library. We also presented a host of talented artists and musicians for evening concerts. This included Mexican cellist - Carlos Prieto, Paraguay harpist - Blas Flor, Chinese artists Gao Can and Hui Cao and LSE alum Rhian Benson, who graced the LSE campus in June. A brilliant regular addition to the music programme was the launch of LSE Chill an open mic night for staff and students. Held on the last Friday of every month, LSE Chill will return next academic year, on Friday 30 September 2011.
Finally we continue with our online photo gallery, LSE Perspectives our monthly gallery features photographs taken by LSE students and staff, anyone is welcome to send entries, we chose 12 images every month.
Once again thanks for those of you who joined us and we hope to bring you lots more interesting Arts event next year, remember all arts events are open to all, including staff and students. Make sure you keep up to date with what's on at www.lse.ac.uk/arts.
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LSE Arts team