La Serenissima seen through the imagination and eyes of writers from Shakespeare to Donna Leon
Venice Inscribed, the Pen and Pew* informal study day at Pip & Jim’s on Saturday 30th October, has the following schedule:
10.30: Coffee and biscuits on arrival
11.00 – 11.50: A literary tour of the City: from the 17th to the 21st century
12.00– 12.50: Venice and the Victorians – Wordsworth, Byron, Ruskin, Browning and Arnold Bennett
1.00 – 2.15pm: Lunch (a two-course hot meal)
2.15 – 3.30: The twentieth century and after: E.M. Forster, Thomas Mann, Ezra Pound and Olga Rudge, Joseph Brodsky, Jan Morris and Donna Leon
3.30. Tea and Cakes
The all-inclusive cost is £30. Every penny raised goes to the Pip and Jim’s Re-ordering Fund. Bookings can be made by post to The Parish Administrator, St Philip and St James, Grafton Road GL50 2DD or by calling in at the Parish office (in the Church; the office is open Monday-Friday 9am until 12.30pm). Direct transfer, cash and cheques are equally welcome.
*Pen and Pew; These informal Study Days (no previous knowledge required) began in 2015 and have covered authors from Shakespeare and George Herbert to Emily Bronte and EM Forster, from Jane Austen and Thomas Hardy to John Betjeman, TS Eliot and Seamus Heaney. ‘Venice Inscribed’ will be the fourteenth in the series. The fifteenth, on WH Auden and Louis MacNeice, will be at Pip & Jim’s on Saturday 19th March 2022.
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