For your entertainment and interest

There are several things happening outside the main conference programme. Delegates and accompanying persons are welcome.

Display of items from the Balint archive

The Freud Museum in London is now housing items from the Balint archive. Their curator and a Wellcome Research Fellow will be present on some days of the conference to show these and talk about them with interested people. They will also be involved in delivering the first lecture on the morning of Thursday 7th September, as we remember that Balint was himself a refugee when he came to the UK.

Films: several showings, times to be decided

Jane Dammers and John Salinsky are choosing some short films related to the conference theme, to be shown in one of the seminar rooms, with time for discussion afterwards. Details will be included in the conference pack.

Thursday 7th September 6-7pm, Concert in Keble Chapel: Cuillin Sound wind quartet

Cuillin Sound are four of the UK’s most exciting woodwind players. Drawing on each player’s wide experience of orchestral, solo and chamber music playing, they offer refreshingly different programmes of superb and sometimes unfamiliar music. Established six years ago (originally as a trio), Cuillin Sound have appeared on radio and television and have performed extensively throughout the UK for concert promoters and festivals. As a new and more flexible group, they are now offering a wider range of musical performances and repertoire, including multimedia presentations involving projected photos and video.

Dana Morgan (flutes)
Maddy Aldis-Evans (oboe / Cor Anglais)
Colin Blamey (clarinets)
Laurence Perkins (bassoon)

Programme to include:

Jean Francaix: Dixtuor – colourful and entertaining French music from the mid 20th century.
Frank Bridge: Divertimento – a classic for woodwinds by one of the great British composers.
Matyas Seiber: Dance Suite – a delightful collection of short jazz-inspired pieces.

Friday 8th September from 9pm, Keble Bar: Athena Acoustic Duo (voice and guitar)

Providing the entertainment for the evening will be 2 talented young musicians who have appeared on BBC Radio many times. Performing a stripped back acoustic set of classics we all know and love ranging from Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder to Sade and Adele, for listening and dancing pleasure.

Saturday 9th September, after dinner: Yes, it’s the conference singing recital!

We will be able to stay in the dining hall until 10.30pm, so we will all need to be well prepared to offer our contribution. We suggest a short song or poem from each country or combination of countries wishing to participate. No votes (or prizes) so don’t be shy!