Electric Voice Theatre Announces Free Zoom Event

Electric Voice Theatre (EVT) is an English music theatre ensemble that is committed to promoting the work of women composers as well as that of the women scientists their music portrays. 

On Saturday 25th July 2020, EVT invites you to join them in an online celebration of  pioneering British crystallographer, Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) whose photo 51 revealed the double helix structure of DNA. Franklin died at a tragically young age for such a talented woman but she had already carried out ground-breaking research that tackled our greatest modern challenge, and one that strikes us especially nowadays – viruses.

The presentations, that will  be BSL interpreted by Lauren Lister, will be from Dr Patricia Fara, science historian and Emeritus Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge whose topic will be Rosalind Franklin (1920-58); Professor  Brian Sutton, Professor of Molecular Biophysics, King’s College London, whose topic will be Rosalind Franklin’s Science,  and Professor Shirley J. Thompson OBE.

The discussion, chaired by Dr Bergit Arends, British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Bristol, will take the form of the three presenters talking about Franklin’s legacy in the light of the current viral situation and this will be followed by a Q&A with the audience.

A birthday celebration needs music and EVT is going all out for Rosalind Franklin with a World Premiere of Virus in molecular mode composedby their artistic director Frances M Lynch and performed by artist Shelley James.

Look forward to an online video premiere of The Franklin Effect CD, recorded in 2016 by EVT. With an introduction from Jonathan Mayer and David Murphy of First Hand Records, it includes works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Lynne Plowman, Shirley J. Thompson and Kate Whitley.

The Zoom broadcast will take place on Saturday 25th July 2020 from 6pm-8pm.

Irene Brown

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