Upcoming Events

Keele University is delighted to be hosting a calendar of exciting public events, ranging from our programme of Inaugural Lectures given by newly established Professors within the University, to live poetry readings, concerts and official ceremonies.

For subject-specific public lectures please view our public lectures page.

2014

October

1st - 2nd October- Live Age Festival

Live Age Festival

Wednesday 1st - Thursday 2nd October 2014


‌Potteries Museum & Art Gallery and the Mitchell Arts Centre, Hanley


Join us for a celebration of creativity in later life! The Festival showcases the work and talents of local older people, arts organisations and practitioners across Stoke-on-Trent and North Staffordshire and offers opportunities to take part in an exciting range of FREE workshops and events.


For more information regarding the 2 day event, please visit our Live Age Festival Web Pages.

2nd October- Rowan Williams Public Lecture

Rowan Williams

Mysticism and Politics:  Two Worlds or One?Rowan Williams Large

Thursday 2nd October 2014

6:30pm

Lecture Theatre, David Weatherall Building


Next year sees the 500th anniversary of the birth of Teresa of Avila, the great Spanish spiritual teacher and reformer, and the 100th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Merton, American monk, poet and social critic. The lecture will look at the ways in which their understanding of their spiritual identify and struggle interlocked with the controversies and cultural movements of their periods, and will explore how the contemplative lift turns out to be of surprising significance in conflicted and changing societies.


Admission by ticket only.

Free of charge.

15th October- Carducci String Quartet & Craig Ogden

Carducci String Quartet & Craig Ogden

Wednesday 15th October 2014

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University

7.30pm

From fandango to tango. From Andalusia to Argentina. The Carducci Quartet with their special guest, acclaimed guitarist Craig Ogden, perform works running the spectrum from fiery and energetic to sensuous.

Carducci and Ogden pic 2 for web The Carducci Quartet is recognised as one of today’s most successful string quartets. The Anglo-Irish quartet perform over 90 concerts worldwide each year from the Carnegie Hall to the Dublin National Concert Hall and are considered one of the most successful young string quartets. Their partner this evening is guitarist Craig Ogden, who has been described as one of the most extraordinary artists of his generation. Australian born, Ogden was the youngest instrumentalist to receive a Fellowship Award from the Royal Northern College of Music, he is one of the UK’s most recorded guitarists and has performed concertos with all of the major UK orchestras. The resultant collaboration is sure to set musical sparks flying.

 

Visit our Keele Concerts Web Pages for more information and to book tickets

22nd October- Retorica, Violin Duo

Retorica, Violin Duo

Wednesday 22nd October 2014Retorica violin duo pic 2 for website

7.30pm

Westminster Theatre, Chancellor's Building, Keele University

Fresh from their tours of Japan, Germany and the Channel Islands, internationally acclaimed duo Retorica perform together in Keele for the first time. Their beautiful and varied programme includes the UK premiere of Deborah Pritchard’s ‘Snow Tree’, as well as Baroque masterpieces by Bach, Handel and Telemann, Classical delight by Mozart, technical showstoppers by Wieniawski and a depiction of the English Pastoral by the increasingly popular composer E.J Moeran.

Please Visit our Keele Concerts Web Pages for more information and to book tickets

24th October - Melvyn Bragg - An evening in conversation with John Shapcott

Melvyn Bragg - An evening in conversation with John ShapcottMelvyn Bragg large

Friday 24th October

7:30pm

Westminster Theatre, Keele University

‌Award-winning novelist, Arts film-Maker, radio broadcaster, Fellow of The Royal Society and The British Academy.  Melvyn Bragg will talk about a full creative life, from the B.B.C. in the in the 1960s to the Publication of his most recent semi-autobiographical book, Grace and Mary. Melvyn will be joined on stage by John Shapcott, whose new book explores Melvyn Bragg's critical importance as regional novelist.

Tickets: £5 – all proceeds to Douglas Macmillan Hospice.

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31st October- Three Counties Open Art Competition - Bring Your Entries

Three Counties Open Art Competition

Friday 31st October 2014

10am-4pm

Art Gallery, Chancellor's Building, Keele University

Keele University’s long standing Three Counties Open Art exhibition has gained a reputation for being one of the outstanding opportunities for artists from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire to show their work. Prizes for the competition include The Arthur Berry Prize, worth £1,000; the Barracks Trust Prize worth £250, and Keele University Prizes of £300, £150 and £50. The Exhibition will run from November 19 to December 17 – receiving days for the exhibition are Friday 31 October, between 10am and 4pm, and Saturday 1 November, between 10am and 1pm, at the Chancellor’s Building reception on the Keele campus.


Supported by The Barracks Trust and the Arthur Berry Trust

 

3c Art 2014 entry form



November

1st November- Three Counties Open Art Competition - Bring Your Entries

Three Counties Open Art Competition

Saturday 1st November 2014

10am-1pm

Art Gallery, Chancellor's Building, Keele University

Keele University’s long standing Three Counties Open Art exhibition has gained a reputation for being one of the outstanding opportunities for artists from Staffordshire, Cheshire and Shropshire to show their work. Prizes for the competition include The Arthur Berry Prize, worth £1,000; the Barracks Trust Prize worth £250, and Keele University Prizes of £300, £150 and £50. The Exhibition will run from November 19 to December 17 – receiving days for the exhibition are Friday 31 October, between 10am and 4pm, and Saturday 1 November, between 10am and 1pm, at the Chancellor’s Building reception on the Keele campus.


Supported by The Barracks Trust and the Arthur Berry Trust

 

3c Art 2014 entry form



19th November- The Culture and Sustenance Festival

The Culture and Sustenance Festival: Meanings and Legacies of the Great War

Wednesday 19th November 2014

All Day

Keele University Sustainability Hub

 

A series of workshops and presentations with a Great War focus.  

 

For more information please follow our Culture and Sustenance Festival Web Pages.