Goddess takes on modern life

THE Venus Papers can be seen in the Darwin Suite at Derby’s Assembly Rooms on Friday, June 3, in a performance that combines poetry, music and film with myth, art and contemporary issues.

Written by Lydia Towsey, it poses the following question: what if Venus, the Roman goddess of love and beauty, were to wash up in the 21st century? What would she do next?

The story follows Venus from her arrival on the beach, through to her move into the city, mapping her seduction, disillusion and eventual return to the sea.

The performance features music composed and performed by Corey Mwamba, featuring Dave Dhonau, gets under way at 8pm.

Tickets are £10 from the box office on 01332 255800.