Alexandra Harris : Weatherland – Writers & Artists Under English Skies, 15 octobre 2016 17:30, Bishop’s Palace & Gardens
Whether we weather the weather or not, the topic fascinates us. It occurs universally, uniting us under a single sky; yet it is experienced individually, feeding and influencing our literary and artistic imaginations in myriad ways. From Chaucer to McEwan, Turner to Lowry, writers and artists across the centuries have looked up at the same skies, walked through the same brisk air, and then threaded their experience of weather into novels, poems and paintings. Prepare to be drenched and delighted (Tim Dee) as award-winning author and academic, Alexandra Harris, introduces us to the English literary and artistic responses to our island’s weather patterns, and shows us how an individual experience of weather can inspire an outpouring of human creativity.
‘A dazzling journey through the weather-worlds of English culture and history’ Robert Macfarlane
This event is kindly sponsored by Mowbarton Barn