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Creative Dialogues: In conversation with...

‘Creative Dialogues’ is a series of exclusive ‘in-conversation’ events from the University of Exeter - showcasing a range of high-profile speakers who are leaders in their respective fields across the creative industries and Humanities.

They offer rare opportunities to join internationally renowned professionals in person and learn first-hand about their colourful careers and life works.

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Details of the next event in the Creative Dialogues series will be coming soon. 

Past events

Kamila Shamsie, a new wave Pakistani writer and author of five acclaimed novels, was the latest guest in our event series Creative Dialogues.

Serbian writer and poet, and Lecturer at the University, Vesna Goldsworthy, delved into Kamila’s experiences as a young girl growing up in Karachi, as a woman pursuing a career in writing and her literary accomplishments, including recognition as one of Orange’s 21 Writers of the 21st Century.

Special thanks to the Ronald Duncan Literary Foundation for its kind funding that has made it possible for us to host this event.

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British Journalist and renowned fashionista, Alexandra Shulman CBE, will join us for the second in the series of Creative Dialogue events.

Don Boyd, film director, producer, screenwriter novelist, and Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter, will explore Alexandra’s vibrant career, including her time at British Vogue, as the longest serving editor-in-chief.

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On 22 January 2018, we were delighted to welcome acclaimed actor Charles Dance OBE, who joined us to kick start the first in a series of Creative Dialogue events.

Don Boyd, film director, producer, screenwriter novelist, and Honorary Professor in Film Practice at the University of Exeter, delved into Charles Dance’s thirty-five year career that boasts an impressive body of work across theatre, TV and film.

Starting out on stage, Charles is best known for his recent role as Tywin Lannister in HBO’s record-breaking Game of Thrones, for his part in TV series Bleak House and has featured in numerous films; including The Imitation Game, Dracula Untold, Frankenstein, Ghostbusters and Gosford Park.

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