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An Evening of Fashion, Music, Art and Marcel Proust

26 Apr 2013

The University is working Manchester Art Gallery to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the publication of Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way.

The Gallery is hosting a multi-sensory journey back in time to the late 19th century Parisian salons from which the novel was born, where visitors can explore highlighted works from the Gallery’s collection that relate to Proust’s novel.

Musicians from RNCM will be in the Galleries performing chamber music inspired by late 19th century Paris.

A special guided tour will take you round the Galleries, starting with a talk by art historian Sophie Preston highlighting Proust’s relationship with Manchester and finishing with a discussion by dress historian Wendy Ligon Smith on Proust’s beloved Delphos gown by Venetian designer Mariano Fortuny, newly on display.

Early visitors can also enjoy a drink in the cafe bar.

The event will be held on Thursday 30 May from 6pm to 8.45pm.