GB2349: Monday 11 April: Productive Misreadings at the Liszt Institute


Message 2349:
MONDAY 11 APRIL (evening): PRODUCTIVE MISREADINGS: A LITERARY NIGHT at the LISZT INSTITUTE (free event, but booking through Eventbrite required)
This event is organised by the Liszt Institute, formerly the Hungarian Cultural Centre. The Institute kindly approached me and suggested that I invite my group to this event, to be held in the theatre space at their new premises near Trafalgar Square (address below) on Monday 11 April, starting at 7pm. The language of the event will be English, and no knowledge of Hungarian is necessary to enjoy this event.
The Event:  Hungarian Poetry Day is celebrated every year on 11th of April, the day the famous Hungarian poet Attila József was born. This year, the Liszt Institute is hosting a special event in their new venue, where János Áfra and Zsuzsanna Szegedi-Varga will talk about their bilingual poetry-art volume Productive Misreadings ( ). In this book, the poet and the artist address and challenge one another in different languages, and through their experimental dialogue they create a third and arrive together at a common tongue. Hungarian Literature Online's editor Owen Good will moderate the conversation, and multi-award-winning pianist and composer Tamás Balogh will join the authors with an interactive play giving a unique atmosphere to the presentation. This event is kindly supported by the city of Debrecen. You can read more details at .
Booking Procedure:  The Liszt Institute uses Eventbrite for bookings. I suggest you book as soon as possible, while places remain. Go to, click on "Register", select the number of tickets you want and click on "Register" again. Complete the requested contact information, and then click on "Register" once again. You may book up to 4 tickets, but as the theatre only has 110 seats, PLEASE avoid wasting them by NOT requesting more tickets than you are certain to use. If you want to invite others who are not yet sure, I suggest you ask them to book for themselves. This is very important, because with Eventbrite it is not possible to reduce the number of tickets you require without cancelling your entire booking and then rebooking. Immediately after booking, you should receive an e-mail confirmation. There is no need to print your ticket, or show it on a mobile device, as your name will be on the guest list.
Timings:  The doors will open at 6.30pm, and we are asked to arrive and take our seats by no later than 6.50pm so that the event can start on time at 7pm. The evening will end by 9pm.
Transport and Venue Details:  The event will be held at the Liszt Institute, 17-19 Cockspur Street, SW1Y 5BL. You can see a map at . The venue is just to the west of Trafalgar Square, near the corner with Pall Mall and Haymarket, and next to the Brazilian Embassy. Look for the Hungarian flag (red, white and green). There are many ways to get there, so there will be no meeting point at a station on this occasion, but you will find me at the event from about 6.45pm. The nearest stations are Piccadilly Circus (Piccadilly and Bakerloo Lines), Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo Lines and National Rail) and, slightly further, Embankment (District, Circle, Bakerloo and Northern Lines).
The Liszt Institute:  I have invited you to many events organised by the most hospitable Hungarian Cultural Centre over the years, including at their old premises in Covent Garden. Last year, they changed their name to the Liszt Institute London, in commemoration of the Hungarian composer Ferenc Liszt. To see details of other events, click on .
Thurs 7 April: 6.20pm/6.30pm: Hyde Park Corner tube to go to the Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, SW1X 8PH, for a piano recital starting at 7pm (free event, but booking through Eventbrite required - places still available - see details at );
Mon 11 April: Literary event at the Liszt Institute, starting at 7pm (details above);
Thurs 28 April: Opening of new RBA (Royal Society of British Artists) exhibition at the Royal Over-Seas League, 6 Park Place, SW1A 1LR, starting at 6pm (free event, but booking through Eventbrite required - places still available - see details at ).