Talk with Rosemary Clunie and Ben Okri

From March 27, 2019 19:00 until March 27, 2019 21:00

What happens when text and image dance with one another? What happens when text and image awaken different parts of the brain and heart at the same time? Do we then have a new synthesis, a new art? Or do we have a primal battle? 

These questions will be explored by award winning author Ben Okri and artist Rosemary Clunie in an illustrated conversation at Over-Seas House, London. Okri and Clunie will talk about their many collaborations during a long friendship, including their recent book The Magic Lamp, and the artworks which combine image and text currently on show at the Royal Over-Seas League.

All are welcome to attend the talk which begins at 7pm, and is followed by a book signing

General tickets are £12 and £10 for ROSL Members and Friends of ROSL Arts.


Royal Over-Seas League

Tuesday 5 February – Sunday 14 April 2019, 10am – 6pm daily

Park Place, St James’s Street, London, SW1A 1LR

 Rosemary Clunie is a painter, printmaker and video artist, born in Scotland and living in Hampstead. She has exhibited at the World Economic Forum in Davos amongst other places.

Ben Okri OBE FRSL is a Nigerian-born poet and author. His work includes the Booker-Prize-winning The Famished Road, the first in a trilogy, and Starbook, as well as collections of poetry, short stories and essays. His work has been translated into more than 20 languages. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and has won numerous international prizes, including the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Africa, the Aga Khan Prize for Fiction and the Chianti Rufino-Antico Fattore. He is a Vice-President of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented with a Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum.