Jazz & Blues
Talks & debates

The Impact of Jazz: British Literature, Art & Design in the Jazz Age

Part of EFG London Jazz Festival

Discover how British jazz and wider arts intertwined in this talk, part of a study day packed with enlightening talks and discussions, as part of the EFG London Jazz Festival.

University of Liverpool's Head of Music Professor Catherine Tackley presents a day of discussions on how the arrival of jazz impacted Britain in the 1920s and 30s, from art and design to everyday domestic life. Pop in for one session, or for the whole day.

The impact of jazz was not just confined to musicians and musical entertainment – it had a profound impact on writers and artists including Evelyn Waugh, JB Priestley, CRW Nevinson and Edward Burra. In this session Professor Robert Lawson-Peebles (University of Exeter) and a guest speaker from The Arts Society explore the influence of jazz on British literature, art and design.

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Royal Festival Hall
Level 5 Function Room, Green Side


Free, but ticketed