Events Archive

  • FPG Reading Salon:
    Roland Barthes, Lily van der Stokker
    and John Waters
  • 31 March 2016, 7.00pm
  • The Railway Hotel

Hosted by artist and writer Sophie Sleigh-Johnson, the Reading Salon meets for informal discussion, encouraging both a critical engagement with contemporary art and an open space for debate and learning.

To coincide with 'duh? Art & Stupidity', curators Paul Clinton and Anna Gritz have chosen Roland Barthes 'Blind and Dumb Criticism' and 'Towards friendliness, childishness and stupidity', Lily van der Stokker in conversation with John Waters.

To join the group and receive a copy of the texts, please contact

PLEASE NOTE: This Reading Salon will take place in the upstairs salon of The Railway Hotel, opposite the south entrance to Southend Central Station.