Wednesday 16 January 2019
19h, 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris

For the first exhibition in France of one of the most quintessentially British of artists, 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris partners with the British Council to explore some of the themes of Grayson Perry’s work through two evening events on 7 November and 16 January.

Join us on 16 January at 7pm  at 11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris for a talk on  Culture and class : Creative perspectives on today’s UK in a globalised world – looking in or looking out?

With Kit de Waal, writer

and Sean McAllister, film-maker

Moderation : Eve Jackson, cultural editor, France 24.

Simultaneous translation will be available.


Speakers' biographies

Kit de Waal was born in Birmingham to an Irish mother and Caribbean father.  She worked for fifteen years in criminal and family law, for Social Services and the Crown Prosecution Service.  She is a founding member of Leather Lane Writers and Oxford Narrative Group and has won numerous awards for her short stories and flash fiction.  My name is Leon, her debut novel won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year 2017 and was shortlisted for numerous other awards including the Costa First Book Award and the Desmond Elliott Prize. The trick to time, her second novel, was published in 2018 and longlisted for the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Director Sean McAllister is known for his candid, frank films, depicting with extraordinary intimacy the lives of ordinary people who are struggling to survive but are survivors, caught up in political and personal conflict, struggling to make sense of the world we live in. From his early films Working For The Enemy (1997) and The Minders (1998), Sundance Jury Prize-winning The Liberace Of Baghdad (2004) and Japan: A Story Of Love And Hate (2008) to his more recent successes, The Reluctant Revolutionary and Sheffield Jury Prize winning, BAFTA nominated A Syrian Love Story (2015), Sean’s work continues to inspire, to surprise and to fascinate audiences. In 2017, Sean was director of the opening ceremony of the Hull City of Culture –setting the year off with record audiences: 1.5 times the city’s population attended the opening week events.

Practical information

Wednesday 16 January at 7pm
11 Conti - Monnaie de Paris
11 Quai de Conti
75006 Paris

To attend this talk, buy your ticket for the late opening of the exhibition.
Discount tickets at €8 for the exhibition are avalailable for British Council students, on presentation of their student card.