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By Parks, Leon | New Statesman (1996), February 10, 2003 | Go to article overview

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Parks, Leon, New Statesman (1996)


DAVID JOSEF BACH AND AUSTRIAN CULTURE BETWEEN THE WARS-A SYMPOSIUM

Wednesday 12 February-Thursday l3 February. Bach (1874 -1947), gifted amateur musician, respected writer and close friend of the young Arnold Schoenberg, was a pivotal figure in the cultural life of Vienna. In 1905 he founded the celebrated Workers Symphony Concerts and later was appointed director of the Sozialdemokratische Kunststelle, developing a dynamic programme of artistic events in a polarised political environment. The international two-day symposium will look at politics and culture between the wars. Wednesday, 12 February, 2pm to 6pm, at the Austrian Cultural Forum London, 28 Rutland Gate, London SW7 1PQ; Thursday, 13 February, 10am to 6pm at the Institute for Germanic Studies, 29 Russell Square, London WC 1B 5DP. See: www.austria.org.uk/culture/djbach/index.html. Free; for registration, e-mail culture@austria.org.uk

CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY

A 30-minute film about genocide and ethnic conflict in Armenia, Nazi-occupied Europe, Cambodia, East Timor, Bosnia, Rwanda and elsewhere, using the words of Fergal Keane, Alison des Forges, Martin Bell and other well-known commentators. Runs continuously. Not recommended for children under 16. Imperial War Museum, Lambeth Road, London SE1. Nearest Tube: Lambeth North/Elephant & Castle. Daily l0am-6pm. Tel:020 74165000. For a logo/boxed ad, add an extra W [pounds sterling]20

PLAYING TO THE GALLERY

A concert tour by the acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, celebrating the Art Fund's centenary and the premiere of a new work by Jonathan Dove. Tour dates: 25 February to 6 March. In spring 2003, to celebrate the centenary of the National Art Collections Fund, the internationally acclaimed Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, under the director, Elizabeth Wallfisch, will present a specially created concert tour of seven leading UK museums and galleries, 2003 dates: London, 25 February, Victoria & Albert Museum; Birmingham, 26 February, Barber Institute of Fine Arts; Bath, 27 February, Museum of Costume/Assembly Rooms; Cardiff, 28 February, National Museum and Gallery of Cardiff. Box office information for all tickets: by post from: Bath Festivals box office, 2 Church Street, AbbeyGreen, Bath BA1 1NL. By telephone (from 9 January 2003): 01225 463 362. On the door: [pounds sterling]26, [pounds sterling]18, [pounds sterling]12

Monday * february 10

PARLIAMENT AT THE APEX

Hansard Society Democracy Forum to discuss how parliament could improve scrutiny of government by closer engagement with independent regulators and other external bodies.

Chair: Lord Newton of Braintree.

Speakers: Gwyneth Dunwoody MP and Anna Coote.

Open to all. 6pm-7pm, Moses Room, House of Lords. Details: hansard@hansard.lse.ac.uk

Thursday * february 13

DRIVEN TO DISTRACTION: THE CONGESTION QUESTION

Are more cars a problem? Why is reducing the use of the car the starting point for much of the UK'S transport policy discussion? Is car driving the problem and is restraint the best way forward? More cars = more roads = more problems? The first in a series of FREE weekly debates addressing the future of mobility. 7pm at Bloomberg Auditorium, City Gate House, 39-45 Finsbury Square, London EC2A 1PQ. Nearest tube/rail: Moorgate. Pre-booking is essential. Register at events@transportresearch.org.uk Or www.transportresearch.org.uk

Saturday * february 15

REGIONAL ASSEMBLIES, THE EURO AND THE CONVENTION ON THE FUTURE OF EUROPE: RECONNECTING POLITICS THROUGH REFERENDUMS AND POPULAR INITIATIVES

The York Referendum Challenge Forum 2003. …

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