Our online event programme is as busy as ever as we move closer to reopening on 17 May. If you weren't able to enjoy them live, watch Isobel Williams' book talk and the Mithras Trio's concert online again here.
Isobel Williams's Catullus: Shibari Carmina is different in kind from the earlier versions. 'Translating Catullus has been, for me, like cage fighting with two opponents,' the translator writes: 'not just A Top Poet, but the schoolgirl I was, trained to show the examiner that she knew what each word meant.' The struggle is intensified by the presence of a third element, something that made Catullus come alive, his 'tormented intelligence and romantic versatility'. Watch below.
2019 ROSL Annual Music Competition Ensemble prizewinners the Mithras Piano Trio are Ionel Manciu violin, Leo Popplewell cello, and Dominic Degavino piano. Watch their performance of Mozart's Piano Trio No.3 in B flat Major K502 and Iván Eröd's Piano Trio no.1 below.