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'A Walk in the Woods' Events

Events for ‘A Walk in the Woods’ at The Higgins Bedford

 

The Higgins Bedford is organising lunchtime talks and a Study Day giving visitors to the ‘A Walk in the Woods’ exhibition the opportunity to learn even more about the artwork on display, and some of the wider history of our nation’s woodlands.

 

Christiana Payne,  joint curator of ‘A Walk in the Woods’, author of ‘Silent Witnesses: Trees in British Art 1760-1870, and Professor of History of Art at Oxford Brookes University will discuss the works of well-loved artists featured in the exhibition, in an event sponsored by Oxford Brookes University. This will be on Thursday 9th November from noon-1pm, and is completely free although booking in advance is essential.

 

Early January 2018 will see another lunchtime talk, this time by Derek Niemann, author of ‘A Tale of Trees- The Battle to Save Britain’s Ancient Woodland’ as part of the Friends of The Higgins lecture series.

 

A number of speakers will then come together on Saturday 20th January to run a Study Day around the exhibition, further exploring the subject of trees within British art, with lunch and refreshment provided. Speakers at this event include Christiana Payne, and Fiona Stafford a Professor at University of Oxford and presenter of The Meaning of Trees on BBC Radio 3.

 

This exhibition has already been well received, with one visitor commenting that the exhibition highlighted what a wonderful treasure trove these paintings are. Liked the interesting commentaries, the scatter of leaves and the quotes. It's a lovely calm way to spend an hour.’

 

Cllr Sarah-Jayne Holland, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Culture said: “This exhibition at The Higgins Bedford provides a wonderful chance to see some fantastic artwork from the last 200 years, with the lunchtime talks and Study Day allowing visitors to learn even more about the exhibition and works on display.”

 

More information on these events, how to book, and costs where applicable is available at http://www.thehigginsbedford.org.uk/

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