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Scandal ’63 Revisited: Symposium

14 April @ 10:00 am - 6:30 pm BST

Fionn Wilson and Steve Chibnall, curators of ‘Scandal ’63 Revisited: Reframing the Profumo Affair via Art and Artefact’, invite you to attend the related symposium which includes a performance/talk by feminist artist Caroline Coon, a Q&A with Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt, and a talk from feminist art historian Sue Tate on the work of artist and Pop Art pioneer, Pauline Boty.
TICKETS ARE FREE: But please reserve seats at the Eventbrite link.
10:20: WELCOME: with Steve Chibnall and Leicester Gallery manager Hugo Worthy.
10:30: Steve Chibnall: Portraits of a Scandal: The Art of Stephen Ward
11:15: Creative writings: Christine as Muse
with writing from Caroline Collett and poetry readings from Sarah Caulfield, Guinevere Clark, Mari Ellis Dunning and Gemma June Howell (via MS Teams).
12.15: Melanie Williams: Christine Keeler and Fashion in the Early Sixties
13.00: BREAK FOR LUNCH at the Food Village.
13:40: Gallery visit and informal ‘Meet the Curators’
with curators Fionn Wilson and Steve Chibnall.
14:15: KEYNOTE: Carol Dyhouse: Girl Trouble: Panic and Progress in the History of Young Women
15.00: Richard Farmer: The Profumo Scandal in Popular Culture
15.45: Q&A with Christine Keeler’s son, Seymour Platt (via MS Teams).
16.30: Sue Tate: Pauline Boty’s ‘Scandal ’63’ and the Politics of Gender
17:10: Caroline Coon: I AM WHORE
17.50: In Conversation: Artists Cathy Lomax, Dameon Priestly and Marguerite Horner, hosted by Hugo Worthy.
18.30 FINISH
Image of Christine Keeler by Lewis Morley, 1963
© Seymour Platt/Science Museum


14 April
10:00 am - 6:30 pm BST
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Leicester Gallery (DMU)
Vijay Patel Building
Leicester, LE2 7PT Leicester
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