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2020 Literary Lectures in the Library
For those of you who know the Hall, you will already realise that books feature heavily throughout the house – and what nicer way to bring people together than through a shared love and appreciation of them. For 2020 we have once again decided to stay with literature – well, with people who have written books at any rate…
Beginning with the creative force that is Ptolemy Dean, sublime artist and Surveyor of the Fabric at Westminster Abbey, taking in Dr David Starkey the following weekend, and finishing with AN Wilson on the man who saved the monarchy; we think that we have an exciting season ahead of us.
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The Friends of Markenfield are delighted to announce that Sir Paul Kennedy – Vice President of The Friends – will be speaking at the AGM this year, on his life in the legal system – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Also speaking for The Friends are Dr Janet Soskice on two intrepid ladies who discovered the lost Gospels (who needs Indiana Jones when you have these two?), Harrogate’s own Nicholas Merchant on Yorkshire’s country estates, which will be followed up with a visit to Temple Newsam; and finally Dr Susie Harries makes a welcome return speaking on humour in art – how to look for it, and where you might find it when you least expected it.
For the first time, The Friends are also putting on a Study Day. Dr Cristina Figueredo also makes a welcome return when she will introduce her ‘pupils’ to the history of Italy – and explore the four founding Italian cities of Rome, Venice, Palermo and Florence.
The Ripon International Festival: Thursday 10 September 2020
We are delighted to welcome the Ripon International Festival back to the Hall again this year – the Festival always provides a stunning event and this year will be no different.
The Atea Woodwind Quintet
The Atéa Quintet is the foremost British Wind Quintet of their generation. Internationally acclaimed, they became double prize winners at the 2015 Carl Nielsen International Chamber Music Competition in Denmark. As the Associate Ensemble in Residence at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and former Quintet in Residence at the Purcell School, they mentor some of the finest up and coming musicians in the country.