- Date: Fri, 13 Mar 2020, 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
- Location: Mead Hall at Flinders St Baptist Church
The J. M. Coetzee Centre for Creative Practice presents the Fringe show "Word and Music for Iris". This concert consists of a programme of songs mentioned in Iris Murdoch's novels—from Shakespeare songs to Mozart arias, from folk songs to jazz standards—with associated readings from favourite novels like The Sea, the Sea, The Philosopher's Pupil, The Bell and more. This event is adapted from a programme presented in July 2019 at the Iris Murdoch centenary conference in Oxford.
- Date: Sat, 16 May 2020, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
- Location: Reading Room, Barr Smith Library
This concert is a unique performance of pieces from Jane Austen’s rich collection of manuscript music books in the grandiose setting of the Reading Room (Barr Smith Library).