Thursday, May 14, 2009

Maison d'Ailleurs exhibition

This additional information, en Francais, regarding the exhibition opening in Switzerland in October this year, might be of interest to our many French visitors.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Treasure Island dinner

A special dinner will be held on 18th June at 7.00 pm, at Clifton Hill House, Bristol, the former home of John Addington Symonds, a friend of Robert Louis Stevenson. I have been asked to say a few words about my father's illustrations for Treasure Island which were produced on Sark in the late 1940's, and my memories of posing for the character, Jim, from the novel.

The other speaker at the dinner will be Nicholas Newton, son of Robert, renowned for his role as Long John Silver in the 1950 Walt Disney production of Treasure Island.

A Talk at Warwick University

A talk on the Life & Work of Mervyn Peake will take place at the Capital Centre, University of Warwick, at 7pm on Tuesday 23rd June.

Further details of the event can be found here.

Tuesday, May 05, 2009

A Nigel Hamway concert in Oxford

May 29th at Harris Manchester College, Oxford

The Mervyn Peake admirer, composer, Cambridge graduate, and head of the City venture capital firm, Charterhouse Development Capital, Nigel Hamway, will be giving a concert of his music in the chapel of the Oxford college at the end of May. Written especially to accompany some of my father's nonsense verse, the 100 or so members of the invited audience will also each be handed a copy of the recently published, Collected Poems of Mervyn Peake at the end. It is also hoped that the poem To Maeve will be sung as a solo composition by a baritone in the choir.