Sally Wainwright returns to talk about new series

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Tue, 11 Oct 2016 10:54:00 BST

The School of Music, Humanities and Media’s Sound.Vision.Place public events series is proud to be hosting playwright Sally Wainwright on Wednesday 9 November, when she will discuss her new project, To Walk Invisible.  The event, the School’s second Annual JB Priestley Lecture, will see Sally in conversation with Creative Writing Course Leader, Dr Michael Stewart. They will talk about Sally’s latest project, as well as her scripts for popular TV series such as Last Tango in Halifax and Happy Valley, and her transition into directing. This is the first time Sally has returned the the University after receiving an Honorary Doctorate for services to television drama and the TV industry in Yorkshire.

During the event there will be film extracts from her key works, including a sneak preview of To Walk Invisible. To Walk Invisible, for which Sally has taken up the reins as both writer and director, depicts the life of the Brontë sisters. Filming has already taken place for the two-hour drama, transforming parts of Haworth, York and West Yorkshire back to their 19th Century glory. It stars Chloe Pirrie, Finn Atkins and Charlie Murphy as the sisters exploring the hard hitting subjects of alcoholism and drug addiction, and how it affected their relationship with their brother.  

The Sound.Vision.Place event brings together the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth, and the creative writing division’s own Brontë Stones project. Find out more on the Sound.Vision.Place page. This promises to be a very popular event, so sign up for your tickets now to avoid disappointment. 

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