S&C Poetry and Paintings at the Folly Museum

Event details

Date and time: Fri 31 Aug 2012 (19:30)
Location: Folly Museum, Settle
Additional notes:

Railway enthusiasts can look forward to an evening with a difference
at Settle's historic Folly on Friday, 31 August at 7.30 pm.   Alan
Daltrey and Nick Jones will be 'travelling' down the famous railway
line from Carlisle to Settle bringing  its stations and well-known
landmarks to life through their poetry, drawings and paintings. Nick
says, 'Our idea was to respond to each other's work, so Alan would
send me a poem and I would produce a painting; then I would send him a
painting and he would produce a poem.'   As a result of this
partnership they have created a wonderfully original and lively body
of  work which they will share with the audience in their illustrated
presentation.   Alan lives near Armathwaite and used to teach English
at Keswick School.   His poetry is inspired by people and places and
what goes on between them.   Nick lives at The Watermill at Little
Salkeld in the Eden Valley, a traditional mill producing stoneground
flours and has been painting and drawing for years.   Inspired by the
success of their Settle-Carlisle project, Alan and Nick are now
working on the theme of sacred places along the Eden.   Anne Read of
The Folly says, 'We are delighted to be hosting the evening with Alan
Daltrey and Nick Jones.   It is bound to be popular, so I encourage
everyone to get their tickets in good time because we are limited to
an audience of 50.   Nick and Alan will be bringing copies of their
very attractive printed anthology of the Settle-Carlisle journey, plus
prints and cards for sale'. Tickets (£6) from The Folly or on 01729
822893.   For more information see www.ncbpt.org.uk/folly

Last updated by Richard Morris on 16/08/2012