Kate Lynch: FARM – Paintings, drawings and Somerset voices
Wells Town Hall, Parkes Room 11 am – 12 pm, 2 – 3 pm (free event)
Kate Lynch is an artist and social historian who has spent nearly 20 years documenting traditional Somerset farming and crafts. Her latest book is FARM – Paintings, drawings and Somerset voices, in which more than 20 farmers around the Somerset Levels share their history, accompanied by Kate’s atmospheric paintings and drawings of them at work today. Click here for more information about Kate’s projects, books and paintings
Kate will also give a ticketed talk about her book in Wells Cathedral Education Room at 1 pm
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Christopher Somerville: The January Man
Wells Cathedral Education Room, following a talk by Christopher Somerville, ‘Ales, Trails and Snails’, at 11.30 am. Ticket required – click here for more information
Christopher Somerville, walking correspondent of The Times, tells the story of a year of walks that was inspired by Dave Goulder’s song, The January Man. Month by month, season by season and region by region, Christopher walks the British Isles, following routes that continually bring his father to mind. As he travels the country, he describes the history, wildlife, landscapes and people he encounters, down back lanes and old paths, in rain and fair weather.
William Sitwell: Eggs or Anarchy
The Bishop’s Palace Undercroft, following a talk by William Sitwell about his book, ‘Eggs or Anarchy’, at 12 pm. Ticket required – click here for more information
William Sitwell, Masterchef food critic and writer, tells one of the great British stories of the Second World War. Eggs or Anarchy reveals the heroic tale of how Lord Woolton, Minister for Food, really fed Britain. As a nation at war, with supply routes under attack, it was Woolton’s job to fulfil his promise to the British people that there would be food on the shelves each week.