Events - Festival 2020

To the Lighthouse and Music: Pre-performance talk

Friday 4 March, 14:00 - 15:00
Byre Theatre, Abbey Street - Conference Room

A pre-event talk by Emma Sutton about musical influences on Virginia Woolf’s work

This public talk introduces Woolf’s life-long love of music and its significant role in her literary experiments; music informed, for instance, her development of a ‘poetic’ prose style and her innovative methods of presenting unspoken interior lives. The talk will discuss the music that shaped and is quoted in Virginia Woolf’s novel To The Lighthouse – including Scottish folk song and light music – and explores the enduring influence of Woolf’s writing on composers. This talk comes before the concert today at 15:30.

Supported by the AHRC 

Participants: Emma Sutton


Byre Theatre, Abbey Street – Conference Room

Location: At the top of Abbey Street off the east end of South Street. Also accessible from the Byre Close, off South Street.

Includes: Auditorium, Studio Theatre, Conference Room, foyers, Café Bar &...