Includes materials, tea and coffee
Lorna Gray and Jeremy Brookes’s notebook binding workshop. Using traditional bookbinding stitch, participants should expect to make their own fabric-covered hardback.
Lorna Gray, who studied Fine Art at Aberystwyth University, and Jeremy Brookes own Crumps Barn Studio, a Cotswold-based publisher where the book binding process is not dissimilar to that of Jane Austen’s day. Recent titles include The Harcombe Year by Di Alexander, and Keiller the Cathedral Cat by Jane Phillips and illustrated by Lorna, who is also an experienced archaeological illustrator.
Mary Cutler discusses why big Archers’ stories provoke such strong reactions @BBCTheArchers; how this BBC Radio 4 ‘soap’ is constrained by the realities of life; and the programmes’ enduring appeal. Mary will then join the guests for lunch: a glass of wine with the main course, a Pudding Club dessert and coffee.
Mary Cutler, born in Birmingham, has always lived there apart from her time at university in Cambridge. Scriptwriter for the Archers for thirty-five years, Mary is the longest serving writer on the longest running soap in the world. Other work in radio includes five adaptations of Lindsey Davis’s bestselling Roman detective novels featuring Falco, and the BBC Radio 4’s series Three Women.
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William Pryor’s illustrated talk on his grandmother, Gwen Raverat: her memoirs; the books she illustrated; her close relationships with other literary greats including Virginia Woolf, Rupert Brooke and, her cousin, Frances Cornford. Gwen Raverat, pioneer of modern wood engraving and printmaking, was one of the foremost miniaturists of her generation, enjoying international acclaim and helping to found the Society of Wood Engravers. Gwen was a granddaughter of Charles Darwin and a member of both the Neo-Pagans and the Bloomsbury Group. Her bestselling memoir Period Piece: A Cambridge Childhood has never been out of print since it was first published in 1952. Two new editions were published in 2014.
William Pryor, author of Virginia Woolf and the Raverats (2003), manages the Raverat Archive: the definitive online collection of Gwen’s remaining original artworks. Visit www.raverat.com to browse the library.
With thanks to Court Barn Museum. Summer opening: Tues – Sun 10am – 5pm
Doors open at 6.30pm: CCS PTA’s Bar
Lyndall Gordon, whose memoir Divided Lives: Dreams of a Mother and Daughter (2014), talks about how ‘Footfalls echo in the memory’, focusing on stories in writing family memoir; on Eliot’s play of memory when he visited Chipping Campden and trespassed into the garden at Burnt Norton with Emily Hale, whom he’d loved when a young man; and why Eliot’s discarded wife chose the role of Henry James’s famously doomed heroine, Daisy Miller.
Lyndall Gordon FRSL Senior Research Fellow at St Hilda’s College, was born in Cape Town to a mother whose mysterious illness confined her for years to a life indoors. She was a child who grew to know life through books, story telling, and her mother’s own writings.
Lyndall studied history and English in Cape Town, then nineteenth-century American literature at Columbia in New York. In 1973 she came to England through the Rhodes Trust. For many years she was a tutor and lecturer in English at Oxford. Her biographies include The Imperfect Life of T.S. Eliot, Henry James: His Women and His Art and the revised editions of Virginia Woolf: A Writer’s Life (1984 James Tait Black prize for biography), and Charlotte Brontë: A Passionate Life and Shared Lives, a memoir of women’s friendship in her native South Africa.
‘A biographer with soul’ The Guardian
This event is sponsored by Draycott Books Tel 01386 841392 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Turner’s illustrated talk demonstrates how Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, responsible for designing over 170 parks during his illustrious career, changed the landscape of eighteenth-century England and our relationship with it.
Roger Turner is an architect and a garden designer whose design for the 1983 Chelsea Flower Show won The Sunday Times contest. He also designed two of the theme gardens and pavilions at the Garden Festival in South Wales in 1992. His other books include Better Garden Design (1986) and a monograph: Euphorbias (1995). He lectures widely on related subjects and contributes to Hortus and The English Garden.
With thanks to Chipping Campden School PTA and
Toke’s Food and Drink Tel: 01386 849345