Special Events and Activities
For booking information:
Telephone: 01793 979224 or 07768 917466
Email: info@richardjefferies.org

Please note: this listing outlines the one-off events and activities we for the start of this year, up to April 2018.  A new programme will be up before the end of April, so do come back now and again to see what's new. 
February 2018
Character from all Angles Sat 17th 14:00 to 17:00
Workshop with Richard Skinner, author and Director of the Fiction Programme

at Faber Academy, designed to help writers of any level turn their characters
into living, breathing citizens.

GALLERY: Stone Age Meets Digital Age Feb 2nd to 28th
A rare exhibition of New Age artwork, decorative digital collage art, music and a poetry book, ‘The Troll and the Fairy’ from one of Swindon’s shyest creatives - Willo the Wisps.
Preview Friday 2nd February 19:00 to 21:00

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March 2018
One thing leads to another Sat 10th 14:00 to 17:00
An afternoon with Jasper Fforde, author of The Last Dragonslayer series - from

which Sky TV’s Christmas blockbuster was developed - as well as ten novels for
adults. Explore the processes, and the difficulties, of creating a children’s book
series that works for publishers and film-makers as well as young readers.

Make Your Own Plant Pyramid Sat 17th 14:00 to 17:00
Using willow cut freshly from the gardens, this workshop will lead you through the creation of a beautiful woven basket with uprights to support your chosen flower or vegetable.

Your Words From Another’s Image Sun 18th 10:00 to 16:00
Ekphrasis: the use of visual art objects to stimulate poems. Poet, blogger and

tutor, Martyn Crucefix, will introduce ways to do this – starting at Swindon
Museum & Art Gallery.

GALLERY: Kate Tryon March 2nd – 31st
A special exhibition of oil paintings of “Jefferies’ land” by 19th century American artist, Kate Tryon, alongside contemporary photographs by Ian Hampson showing the same scenes today.
Preview - Friday 2nd March 19:00 to 21:00

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April 2018
Jefferies & WilliamsSat 7th 14:00 to 17:00
The annual joint meeting, with readings & talks, of the Richard Jefferies Society and the Friends of Alfred Williams.

Easter Magic Monday Mon 9th 13:00 to 15:00 (free play to 17:00)
An afternoon playing in the gardens, planting flowers and vegetables, chasing eggs, making rabbits, and arts & crafts.
£5 per family.

Every date tells a story Sat 21st 14:00 to 16:00
Dates have significance, resonance. A birthday, an achievement, separation, loss.

Where were you when...? In this workshop, Bob Walton will help us cut some
dates open, and examine them inside and out.