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Gerard Manley Hopkins: life and poems

Talk with Readings by Graham Fawcett

Thursday 1 February 2018 6.30pm

Tickets: £10 or £25 with buffet dinner to follow

Please phone 01308 459511 to book now!


Enduringly popular and current, Hopkins is famous for his sprung rhythms which he uses to express his passion for the natural world. However it took three minor miracles for any of Hopkins’ poems to be written at all. Come to the talk to hear the poems and the story of how they came to be written.

Poems for which Hopkins is loved to this day, like ‘Pied Beauty’, ‘Harry Ploughman’, ‘Binsey Poplars’, ‘God’s Grandeur’, ‘Spring’ and that other contender for greatest Hopkins poem, ‘The Windhover’. All of these will feature in Hopkins Night at Sladers Yard.


Partita, Fantasia, Caprice: Philippa Mo, solo violin

Saturday 10 February 6.30pm

Tickets: £12.50 or £28 with dinner to follow

We are proud to present the gifted and internationally acclaimed Philippa Mo whose fascinating and carefully thought-through programmes and introductions to the pieces she chooses shed an illuminating personal light on her precise and deeply felt violin playing. This is the second concert of a series of six playing all six of Bach’s works for violin, one per concert, with dances and fantasias both baroque and contemporary woven into the programme. More…

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Alan Barnes (saxophones and clarinet) and David Newton (piano)

Friday 23 February 2018, 8pm

Tickets for Jazz £15

Book your table for dinner à la carte from 6.30pm

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Alan Barnes and David Newton have been playing duets together for over 37 years. These multi award-winners cover a vast repertoire from Louis Armstrong to Chick Corea and play with an empathy that can only come with long experience. The emphasis, as always, is on swinging, accessibility and interplay. Expect a hugely entertaining programme of straight ahead jazz flawlessly played and interspersed with lots of anecdotes.

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Numbers for all our events are limited so booking is essential please.

Phone 01308 459511 to book.