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Ruskin Live - A Joy Forever

Date Wednesday 10th April 2019
Time 19:00 until
Meet At Central Library, Carpenter Room
Central Library, Surrey Street, Sheffield
S1 1XZ
Organised By Sheffield Libraries
Description John Ruskin was possibly the greatest thinker of his age, but he was also an indefatigable performer. Actor and art historian Paul O'Keeffe recreates Ruskin’s lecture A Joy Forever, first delivered in July 1857 to coincide with Manchester’s great Art Treasures Exhibition. Far from congratulating the organisers on their ambitious enterprise, Ruskin’s theme was the political economy of art. He challenged his audience on their complicity, through the money they spent on fashion, in the suffering of an exploited workforce. A message no doubt still relevant today. This is an event as part of the Libraries 'Encounters with Ruskin Season, developed in partnership with the Guild of St. George. Events are all free but must be booked in advance via
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Type of Event Talk
Primary Focus General Interest
Wheelchair/Pushchair Accessible No
Suitable for Families No