Sunday, August 14, 2011

Centenary photos

The various events which took place in July were so fast and furious that it's taken until now to report back. Perhaps the best way to sum it up is to show some photos which, I think, suggest the variety of venues and the good spirit of all those involved.

From the top: the opening of the Mervyn Peake and Maeve Gilmore exhibition at the Viktor Wynd Gallery on 9th July; the exhibition of the Hitler drawings at the National Archives at Kew; Sebastian Peake, Jon Fawcett and Brian Sibley at the opening of the exhibition at the British Library; and Miranda Richardson, Brian Sibley, Zoe Wanamaker, China Mieville, John Sessions, Sebastian Peake and Farah Mendelsohn on the panel at one of the talks at the British Library.

The Peake conference at Chichester University was organised very efficiently by Bill Gray and Jane Carroll, and below their photo is a good trio of Peake people who all gave fascinating talks - John Vernon Lord, Brian Sibley and Peter Winnington. Below them, just leaving at the end of the conference, two more people who both presented marvellous papers - Matthew Sangster and Zoe Wilcox from the British Library. There will be a full report in the next issue of Peake Studies, which I would recommend.

There were many more events and many people who were involved in so many different ways - and there have been some excellent reviews. The Peake family are so grateful to the people who been involved, not least the publishers who produced such a rich new selection of books in time for the celebrations.

Click on the image above to enlarge it.

Alison Eldred


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