Highlights of the Week: Lola Arias, Mary Beard, and Sculpting Trond

Ane Cortzen and Mary Beard in conversation, 30.11.18. Photo: Rine Rodin.

Highlights of a very busy week at the Glypoteket include a screening of The Theatre of War, plus discussions and feedback, from Lola Arias, an inspiring, punchy, and learned talk from Mary Beard, and the sculpting of Trond.



Lola Arias (1976) is an Argentinian author, performer, theatre and film director. Her work investigates the interface between reality and fiction and she collaborates with people from different backgrounds (war veterans, former communists, Bulgarian children, etc.) in her theatre, literature, music, film and art projects. One of Arias’s latest theatre plays called Minefield (2016) brings together British and Argentinian veterans of the Falkland/Malvinas war to share their experience of the conflict and life since then. The protagonists in Minefield are also part of her feature film Theatre of war (2018) which was selected for the 68th Forum of the Berlinale Film Festival.

For more information on Lola Arias, click here.



Mary Beard (1955) is one of Britain’s best-known Classicists – Professor at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Newnham College. She has written numerous books on the Ancient World including the Wolfson Prize-winning Pompeii: The Life of a Roman Town, has presented highly-acclaimed TV series, Meet the Romans and Rome – Empire without Limit, and is a regular broadcaster and media commentator. Mary is one of the presenters for the BBC’s recent landmark Civilisations series. Mary is also Classics editor of the Times Literary Supplement and writes a thought-provoking blog, A Don’s Life. Made an OBE in 2013 for services to Classical scholarship, her latest books include the critically-acclaimed SPQR – A History of Ancient Rome and thought-provoking Women & Power. Most recently Mary has been made a Dame in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list 2018.

For more information on Mary Beard, click here and here.



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