Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light
Professor David Jackson (School of Fine Art) is curator and catalogue author of a forthcoming exhibition of paintings by Danish artist Christen Købke (1810–1848).
Christen Købke: Danish Master of Light is the first exhibition outside Denmark to focus on Købke’s work. It opens at London’s National Gallery in March, before moving to the National Gallery of Scotland in Edinburgh, where it will run from 5 July–3 October 2010.
Emphasising Købke’s original and experimental outlook, the exhibition focuses on the most innovative aspects of his work – including outdoor sketching, his fascination with painterly immediacy, and treatment of light and atmosphere. The exhibition features around 40 of Købke’s most celebrated works, spanning a variety of genres, including landscapes, portraits of family and friends and depictions of Danish national monuments.
Købke was a pre-eminent painter in his country and arguably one of the greatest talents of Denmark’s Golden Age. With the exception of one journey to Italy, he spent almost his entire life in and around the Citadel in Copenhagen, where he found the principal themes of his art. Købke’s work demonstrates his ability to endow ordinary people and places and simple motifs with a universal significance, creating a world in microcosm for the viewer.
The project was the recipient of a major AHRC grant and is supported by The A.P. Møller and Chastine Mc-Kinney Møller Foundation, Copenhagen. The exhibition runs from 17 March–13 June 2010 in the National Gallery in London.
For more information visit http://nationalgallery.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/kobke
M&S: there is No Plan B for M&S
Richard Gillies, Director of Plan A at Marks and Spencer, will deliver the second of the M&S lectures at the University on 24 February.
Timed to coincide with Fairtrade Fortnight, his talk – There is No Plan B – will focus on corporate responsibility, sustainability, fairtrade and how M&S works with customers and suppliers to combat climate change.
The next lecture – From Leeds Market to Global Market? M&S in Yorkshire and Beyond 1884-2009 – is on 9 March. It will be given by Dr Kevin Grady, Director, Leeds Civic Trust and Professor Katrina Honeyman, Professor of Social and Economic History, University of Leeds.
To book your place visit www.survey.leeds.ac.uk/lecture_series Following registration you will receive e-mail confirmation of your place and details of the event venue.
For full details about all lectures in the series, visit: http://marksintime.marksandspencer.com or contact Jenny Irvine on 0113 343 7654.
This year’s Fairtrade Fortnight runs from 23 February until 8 March. The theme for the fortnight is The Big Swap, encouraging consumers to swap their usual purchases for fairtrade equivalents A range of fairly-traded goods, together with information about the principles of fair trading, will be available on 25 February in the Parkinson Building between 10.30am-4pm.
For more information go to www.fairtrade.org.uk
Opera North – exclusive half-price ticket offer
University staff can purchase exclusive HALF-PRICE Opera North tickets to Gilbert and Sullivan’s Ruddigore and Mozart’s Così fan tutte, as part of the Dare collaboration. Enjoy a night out for as little as £5 per person! Just quote ‘Dare More’ and give your staff ID card number when you call the Leeds Grand Theatre box office on 0844 848 2720.
See www.operanorth.co.uk for more information on productions and dates.
Celebrating the Games – Olympic lecture series
The second Olympic lecture series is now running at the University. Subjects include developing textiles for elite sport, the Cultural Olympiad, the philosophy of the Olympics, and the media and Olympic sport. Senior officers of the London Olympic Organising Committee – Wilben Short, Leeds alumnus and Head of Transport for 2012, and Neil Walker Head of Community Relations for 2012 – will also provide different perspectives on the challenges of the London 2012 Games.
Tickets are free. For more information go to www.leeds.ac.uk/olympics
Public Seminars – Centre for Criminal Justice Studies
Tuesday 9 February – How Tony Blair fed the feral beast of the media and savaged the criminal justice system – Professor Jon Silverman, University of Bedfordshire and ex-BBC Home Affairs correspondent
Monday 1 March – Youths’ Experiences of Discrimination, Social Marginalization and Violence – Dr Susan Wiltshire, University of Leeds
Seminars will be held in Beech Grove House and start at 5pm. All are welcome and no pre-registration is necessary. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org