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Course

03 Oct-07 Nov 2013

Led by writer and educator Adrian Rifkin, these free sessions explore the ideas and legacy of Tagore and his influence on pedagogy.

Interested in developing your creative skills? Want to delve deeper into ideas and cultural debates?

Iniva is offering an exciting free opportunity. Over an eight-week period from 19 September to 7 November 2013, we are running a series of informal education sessions, Tagore Investigations.

Led by writer and educator Adrian Rifkin and assisted by writer Rebecca Bligh and artist Christian Nyampeta, these sessions will focus on exploring the ideas and legacy of Tagore and his influence on pedagogy. One of India’s most important figures from the early Twentieth Century, Tagore produced works in poetry, literature, theatre, and visual arts, wrote about issues such as universalism, nationalism, the environment and decolonisation. He also founded Santiniketan, an art school, university and experimental community in West Bengal.

The sessions will run alongside Iniva’s Tagore’s Universal Allegories exhibition and present an opportunity to discuss ideas generated by the exhibition and the remarkable figure of Tagore. Through this process and your practice you will be invited to contribute to the project’s online presence.

How to apply

Applicants must be 18 or above and free to attend sessions on Thursday evenings between 6:30 – 8pm. The project is free, but to ensure everyone can commit we are asking for a deposit of £40 (£20 concessions), that will be returned to you once the project is complete. Places are open to all, but we are especially interested in hearing from those who are unable to afford formal college or university courses, but are keen develop their practice.

To apply send a short statement to learning@iniva.org outlining why you would like to explore Tagore and how this might be realised through your practice. Please also include a short paragraph about yourself, including contact details. The deadline for applications is Monday 16 September 2013.