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Kathleen Dixon Donnelly of the Such Friends blog has reviewed the Royal Ballet’s current production of Woolf Works. Since we aren’t located across the Pond and haven’t had the opportunity to attend, we are reblogging Kathleen’s review here. Thanks, Kathleen!

When the Royal Ballet premiered Wayne McGregor’s Woolf Works last year, I left it too late, and by the time I tried to book it was sold out. Bummer. So when it came around again, I was determined t…

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Editor’s Note: Westrow Cooper, who will lead the Mrs. Dalloway walking tour London Sign Postnext Thursday evening, contributed this post.

It was a bright June morning when Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself. Setting off in her footsteps on a dark November evening may therefore seem a little perverse. But, after all, how many bright spring mornings can one count on in England? And when is not a good time to walk and talk about Mrs Dalloway?

So if you’re in London next Thursday evening, 26th November, come and do a bit of night walking, through a city getting ready for a party, in the footsteps of Mrs Dalloway and Virginia Woolf.

‘Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.’ But even as she steps out into the clamour and commotion of the street, the squeak of the hinges casts her mind back to her youth and the fateful summer at Bourton when she stood ‘on the theshold of her adult life.’ Just as the past is always present in the fabric of the city, so our own past reverberates throughout our lives as individuals.

Westminster, St James’s, Piccadilly, Bond Street, Oxford Street, Harley Street, Fitzrovia and then across to the famous squares of Bloomsbury. This walk takes us through the historic centre of the dynamic metropolis, brought to life on the page so vividly in Virginia Woolf’s masterpiece.

Few books convey the sheer wonder, the miracle of being alive, here, now and in the city as vividly as Mrs Dalloway. This walk, in the footsteps of Mrs Dalloway and Virginia Woolf, provides the opportunity to immerse ourselves in the city and the novel. To immerse ourselves in a London busy, crowded and lit up for Christmas; a London, in other words, getting ready for a party.

As Virginia Woolf wrote in her essay Oxford Street Tide – ‘The charm of modern London is that it is not built to last; it is built to pass.’

Meet at 6 p.m. outside Westminster Abbey Gift Shop. Details and booking here: https://goo.gl/odXuxG

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Anne Fernald

Anne Fernald

Anne Fernald, Fordham University professor and editor of the Cambridge University Press edition of Mrs. Dalloway (2014) and author of Virginia Woolf: Feminism and the Reader (2006), will lead a reading group on two Virginia Woolf novels this fall.

Mrs. Dalloway (1925) and To the Lighthouse (1927) will be under discussion every second Thursday for four sessions, beginning Sept. 17, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Center for Fiction, 17 E. 47th St., New York City. Remaining dates are Oct. 1, Oct. 15 and Oct. 29.

The cost is $150 for members and $175 for non-members.

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Here are details about the special event planned for tonight at the 25th Annual International Conference on Virginia Woolf at Bloomsburg University. Get the full program.Mrs. Dalloway's party #WoolfConf15

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It promises to be a big year for fans of Thomas Hardy. And one of the planned events includes Virginia Woolf.Virginia Woolf

Why so big for Hardy? The film of Far From the Madding Crowd, which features many scenes filmed in West Dorset, will be released this year. Plus, its the 175th anniversary of the writer’s birth

‘Moments of Vision’: Thomas Hardy and Virginia Woolf, a Birthday Lecture, will take place Saturday, June 6, at 3:30 p.m. at the Dorford Centre, Bridgport Road in Dorset. It will be given by Dr. Marion Dell, co-author of Remembering St. Ives: Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell and author of Virginia Woolf’s Influential Forebears, which will be published in the autumn.

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Lucky us. If we couldn’t be in London for the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain’s Annual Birthday Lecture in honor of Woolf, we can still catch it online — in its entirety.

Listen to Woolf biographer Hermione Lee’s fascinating lecture, “To pin down the moment with date and season.” In it, she talks about the importance of memorable dates in Woolf’s fiction and in her life.

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A six-week course at the Barnard Center for Research on Women, Queer Becomings: Woolf, Stein and Modernist Experiments with Time, will cover Virginia Woolf, Getrtrude Stein and others.

The course started Nov. 11 and is held Monday from 7:15-9:15 p.m. The cost is $315.

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