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10th May 2009. Poetry-Next-the-Sea Festival 2009
Wells-Next-the-Sea, Norfolk

Lyric Poetry: ‘Where words & Music Meet’

Anthony Powers talks with writer and poet Irene Noel-Baker about his settings of poetry by Philip Larkin, Seamus Heaney and Lawrence Durrell. They talk about their own collaboration and discuss the links between poetry and song, with regard to rhyme, rhythm, imagery and phrasing. With the participation of Michael Chance (alto) and James Boyd (guitar) they will illustrate their talk in words and music, including part of their own song cycle, Changing the Story.


7 Μαΐου 2009. Το Σπίτι της Κύπρου, Αθήνα

Εν Μέρει Ελληνίζων

Η Ειρήνη Νόελ παρουσιάζει το βιβλίο του ιστορικού, διευθυντού του Κέντρου Ελληνικής και Ρωμαϊκής Αρχαιότητας του Εθνικού Ιδρύματος Ερευνών, Μ.Β. Χατζόπουλου "Εν Μέρει Ελληνίζων".


6 March 2009. Aldeburgh Literary Festival

Irene Noel-Baker in conversation with Harry Eyres: ‘How Plato makes us think’

Harry Eyres, poet, essayist and Slow Lane columnist for the Financial Times, and Irene Noel-Baker discuss how Plato, in dialogues such as Politeia (The Republic) and the Phaedrus, is concerned not so much with indoctrination as with helping the reader to think--for himself or herself.


29 February 2008. Aldeburgh Literary Festival

Unravelling Plato

At this first talk at the Aldeburgh Literary Festival, Irene Noel-Baker talks about the difference between poetry and dialogue in Plato. She illustrates her argument using the myth of the cave, from Plato's Politeia (Republic), and extracts from Plato's Phaedrus.


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