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  • Tim Bouverie - Perfect Pitch - 100 pieces of classical music to know and love

    Nearly all of us have the capacity to enjoy classical music but too often we are put off by not knowing where to look, or what we are actually looking for. We need a guide to help us navigate this artistic terrain.  Historian Tim Bouverie, drawing upon his lifelong passion for music, has selected 100 favourite classical pieces from which he will introduce an eclectic selection – audibly – to inspire and comfort; some are well known, some are idiosyncratic, others just secret gems that need to be brought out into the light.

    An Illustrated Talk with Music
    When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 10.30am
    Where: Electric Palace
    Sponsored by: Johnnie and Sophie Boden
  • Jonathan Sumption - Law in a Time of Crisis - What is the right relationship between the law and politics, judges and politicians?

    Brexit, the possible break-up of the UK, pandemics – this is a country in crisis. In crises the law sets the boundaries of what the Government can and should do. But in a country without a written constitution such as the United Kingdom, the precise limits between legal obligation and convention can be hazy. What are the limits of law in politics? What is the relationship between law and the constitution? Is having a constitution a hindrance or a help in a time of crisis?

    In conversation with Howard Davies
    When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 12.30pm
    Where: Electric Palace
    Sponsored by: Kitson & Trotman, solicitors
  • Harbottle and Jonas - An entertainment in words and music

    Dave and Freya are both partners in life and in music. This dynamic duo combine the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful song-writing. They have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound blending concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and cittern with their magical and closely intertwined vocal harmonies. We welcome them to Sladers Yard to perform songs from their latest album On the Beacon which they wrote during lockdown in their home on Dartmoor.

    Tickets: £12/37 (including lunch)
    When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 12 noon
    Where: Sladers Yard
  • Stephen Moss - Biographies of Birds - A family event with Stephen Moss

    Over recent years, best selling nature writer and broadcaster, Stephen Moss has published biographies of some of our best loved birds – The Robin, The Wren, The Swallow and that most majestic of birds, The Swan.  He traces the life cycle of the swan from its arrival in the UK in Spring to its extraordinary migration to warmer climates, and its place in popular culture, myth and literature across the centuries.  Moss will also touch on his timely works: The Accidental Countryside and Skylarks with Rosie which has been nominated for the Wainwright Prize and will also reveal his Twelve Birds of Christmas.

    Tickets: £12 per adult and £2 for accompanied children 16 yrs and under

    A Illustrated Talk
    When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 3.00 pm
    Where: Electric Palace
    Sponsored by: Emma Farquharson Interior Design
  • Marina Wheeler - The Lost Homestead

    This is a story about loss and new beginnings, personal and political freedom.  Its central event is the Partition of British India in 1947 when Marina’s mother and her Sikh family were forced to flee their home, never to return.  Some years after Partition, the family was again ‘displaced’ this time by choice when Marina’s mother, Dip Singh, married Marina’s father, the distinguished British journalist, Charles Wheeler, when he was the BBC’s South East Asia Correspondent based in Delhi.  The book is a timely read.  It touches on global themes that strongly resonate today; political change, religious extremism, migration, minorities, nationhood, identity and belonging.

    In conversation with Susannah Simons
    When: Sunday 7th November 2021 @ 5.30 pm
    Where: Electric Palace
    Sponsored by: Lawrences Auctioneers

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