- DURATION 1 hour
In this event, Abbie speaks to Professor Kathryn Sutherland, Senior Research Fellow in English at St Anne's Oxford, and a trustee at Jane Austen’s House Museum.
We will be discussing the February Book of the Month 'Persuasion', Jane Austen's last completed text, described by critics as 'the author's most deeply felt fiction'. We will explore the novel's role in introducing a female point of view to the world of literature at a time when the narrative inside a woman's head hadn't previously been explored, along with its role as a historical novel exploring wartime to a backdrop of domesticity.
- Duration: 1 hour
- Online Zoom event: Join from your computer, phone or tablet (no replay available)
Meet the Host, Abbie & Maria
Maria Parfitt studied Viola under Dr Louise Lansdown at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she received a Scholarship. Since graduating in 2017 with a BMus(Hons) Maria has established a busy freelance career across the South West and can often be seen performing regularly with orchestras and ensembles including Southern Sinfonia, The Bristol String Quartet, Bristol Insight Ensemble, Terra Coda and many more. Alongside Maria’s playing career, Maria has years of experience in Arts Administration and she currently holds the position as Music Administrator at Redmaids’ High School in Bristol. She also tutors Primary and Secondary Music Tutor at Wolsey Hall Oxford.
Abbie would describe herself as a proud amateur musician! After joining every Bristol ensemble she could in her first year of university, she developed a real passion for chamber music and loves finding fellow musicians at Bristol orchestras who are keen to play chamber music repertoire. As a viola player in her current quartet and at Bristol Met Orchestra, she also loves an excuse to bring the violin back out of its case and onto a stage! She currently works as a Teaching Assistant in schools in Bristol but prior to this job, she worked as Head of Events at Rest Less!
Preparing for the Event
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