Wed, 12 Jun 2024 13:00 - 14:00

Dalloway Day: Screening of A Room of One's Own (In person at Birkbeck)

To celebrate the Royal Society for Literature's annual Dalloway Day, join us at Birkbeck University's cinema for a screening of the Library’s tribute to Virginia Woolf’s iconic work, A Room of One’s Own. Woolf’s 1928 feminist polemic explores the silence and erasure of women’s voices from literature throughout the centuries and considers the conditions a writer needs to thrive and become great. Funny, sharp and insightful, it is a powerful call for women’s creative and intellectual freedom. 

Originally made for the London Library Lit Fest in May 2021 and filmed in the atmospheric spaces of The London Library, where Woolf, a long-standing member, would once have browsed the book stacks, Charlotte Westenra directs actors Nina SosanyaColin Tierney and Sophie Melville in Linda Marshall Griffiths’ stunning dramatic adaptation* of this ground-breaking work, with music by Kate Marlais

*An audio version of this dramatisation was first broadcast on BBC Radio Four in 2020. Thank you to Nadia Molinari who directed the first production.

Dalloway Day is the RSL’s annual celebration of Mrs Dalloway and other writings by and inspired by Virginia Woolf. This year, marking 99 years since the initial publication of the iconic book that takes place over a Wednesday in mid-June. This year our events are taking place over a few days at The School of Creative Arts, Culture, and Communication, Birkbeck University, using spaces in the college which are part of the former home of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell.

The RSL, founded in 1820, is the UK’s charity for the advancement of literature, acting as a voice for the value of literature, engaging people in appreciating literature, and encouraging and honouring writers.

NB The screening will take place in the cinema at Birkbeck University (School of Arts Building), London. Tickets are FREE to all but please register your place.