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Artist’s Talk

Martyn Brewster in conversation with Professor Simon Olding

Friday 29 September 6.30pm

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

A fascinating discussion of abstraction in landscape art, how Martyn Brewster uses colour and tone as emotional vehicles – and more recently his emphasis on more neutral colours – and the evocative, suggestive, creative process of making his art. The eloquent Modern Craft Professor Simon Olding has written a book about Martyn’s work.  This will be a discussion between deeply committed artist and art historian, who are friends and colleagues, talking with a level of knowledge and understanding of each others’ work and ideas built up over many years. More…

MB-Of the Sea

Martyn Brewster To the Sea 120 x 120 cm

Pablo Neruda

Talk with Readings by Graham Fawcett

Thursday 5 October 2017 6.30pm

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

Please phone 01308 459511 to book now!

‘The greatest poet of the 20th century in any language’ Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Graham Fawcett performs Neruda’s poems in Spanish and English and gives the extraordinary and inspiring story of Pablo Neruda’s life.

Whether in enforced exile, as on Capri and many of the world’s capitals, or as a diplomat in Burma, Ceylon, the Dutch East Indies, Spain during the Civil War (his in memoriam poems for Lorca, a friend, stun eye and ear), France and Mexico, Neruda travelled effortlessly. His poetry carries the authentic charge of the parallel unfolding of his and Chile’s history. Neruda’s celebrated love poetry offers the glorious double intimacy of an open heart to the beloved and to the reader. While Neruda’s political nerve, incisive and moderate, abundantly inspires fellow feeling beyond borders. More…

Followed by a delicious dinner and lots more talk.


Book Launch

Pam Zinnemann-Hope: Foothold

Poetry book launch reading with music by Andrew Hurst

Thursday 12 October 8pm

Tickets: £6.50 or £21.50 with buffet dinner from 6.30pm

Please call 01308 459511 to book your tickets.

2011 portraits 023Pam Zinnemann-Hope reads from her new collection Foothold. Pam is a prize-winning poet, children’s author and playwright. Her poems have been published in many pamphlets, anthologies and magazines and she has been a poetry reader on BBC Radio 3. She has held a number of residencies and runs poetry seminars and workshops.

On Cigarette Papers, Pam Zinnemann-Hope’s first collection, was shortlisted for the Seamus Heaney Centre Prize & adapted by her for The Afternoon Play on BBC Radio 4, in which she also acted, alongside Eleanor Bron, Greg Wise, Emma Fielding et al. More…

Partita, Fantasia, Caprice: Philippa Mo, solo violin

Saturday 10 February 2018 6.30pm

Internationally acclaimed violinist Philippa Mo’s second concert of a series of six where she will play all six of Bach’s works for violin, one per concert, with dances and fantasias both baroque and contemporary woven into the programme. More…

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

Phone 01308 459511 to book.