Reading group

June Reading Group: ‘Inventions of Hysteria’

Past Thursday, 18 June 2009 6.30PM

Local artist Catherine Street has selected texts from ‘Inventions of Hysteria’ by Didi Huberman. If you would like to take part in this lively conversation you can request a copy of the texts in advance by asking at reception or by emailing

Open Book Reading Group: Andres Serrano

Past Wednesday, 27 February 2019 10.30am-12.30pm

Explore our latest exhibition (Andres Serrano’s Torture) and read and discuss passages of fiction and poetry linked to the themes of the exhibition, then try your hand at creative writing in response.

These sessions are led by the poet Samuel Tongue.


Free but booking essential - sign up from the link below

Wednesday, 27th February 2019 (10:30am-12:30pm)


Part of the  wider Open Book Reading Groups.

Public Reading Group Sex, Desire and Economic Subjects

Past Saturday, 9 February 2013 1PM



Led by Vicky Horne (University of Edinburgh), the reading group provides a friendly environment for guided study of groundbreaking texts addressing the multiple connections between economy and sex. All welcome but early booking is essential. To book a place and find out about the texts, please contact

Postmodernism in American Fiction

Past Thursday, 25 October 2012 6.30PM - 7.30PM

Join Norah Perkins, fiction editor at Canongate Books and David Grinly, photographer, curator and tutor at Stills for an open discussion examining novels American Psycho (1991) and The Pale King (2011) and postmodern tropes in the works of Bret Easton Ellis and David Foster Wallace.

Attenders are encouraged to have read these two books beforehand and we will be following this lively discussion with a screening of 'American Psycho' .

7.30pm - 9.30pm Screening 'American Psycho', (2000) directed by Mary Harron, 102 minutes

Refreshments will be available and bring along your own popcorn!

This event is free but seats are limited so please book here 

Landscape with Houses (Dutchess County, NY) #3, 2010  James Casebere
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