The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age

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The Booker Prize winning poet and novelist Ben Okri and the remarkable painter Rosemary Clunie have combined on a unique book. The Magic Lamp is a collaboration, a jointly created work rooted in storytelling and fairy tales, in which words and images have equal place, each giving inspiration to the other. 

Ben and Rosemary's work together will be illustrated on screen and through readings. Their conversation will be chaired by Alastair Niven, who has known both of them for many years.

Speakers: Ben Okri and Rosemary Clunie in conversation with Alastair Niven

‘Clunie’s use of colour is billowing, rich and dream-like – complementary to the rhythm of the prose’  New Statesman

‘Okri’s writing has a light-as-air elegance, yet its seriousness keeps the stories gravity-bound’  New Statesman