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The Programme for 2012 (8th-10th June) is under development. We will post it up as soon as it is ready. Meantime, if you wish to book a room in the IZAAK WALTON HOTEL, please let us know. info@dovedalearts.co.uk



Friday 10th September 2010

Friday 10th September 2010

      
6 pm: Opening Party and Private View
Artists will include Lucy Annat, Nigel Atkinson, Juliet Bankes, Anne Lever, Simon Manby, David Measures, Susanna Penrose Sue Prince and Victoria Threlfall
 £15 
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7:30 pm: Allegri String Quartet
Programme of Beethoven, Haydn and Alec Roth
Ends 9.15pm

Saturday 11th September 2010

 £8 
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12 noon: Matthew Rice: Stoke-on-Trent: The Lost City
Matthew Rice, designer, illustrator, and architectural writer, talks about the city of Stoke-on-Trent where he designs for and runs EMMA BRIDGEWATER, the supremely successful ceramics business started by his wife. Stoke, once jewel of the Potteries, now faces an uncertain future and Matthew discusses its glorious past and plans for its regeneration.
      
1 pm: Lower Hurst Farm's organic barbecue lunch
 £8 
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2.15 pm: Christopher Reid: A Scattering
The poet Christopher Reid recently won the Costa Book Award for his collection
A Scattering. He is the first poet to win the overall prize since Seamus Heaney in 1999. He has also received much acclaim for his editing of the letters of Ted Hughes. He will be reading fromA Scattering and from his recent tour de force The Song of Lunch.
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3.30 pm: Thomas Pakenham: In Search of Lost Trees SOLD OUT!
Writer and historian Thomas Pakenham has travelled the globe in his pursuit of the stories behind the world’s most remarkable trees and has written four books on the subject. He will talk about the unrecognised importance of trees in poetry and painting.
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5 pm: Stephen Venables: In the Footsteps of Shackleton SOLD OUT!
Stephen Venables, the first Briton to climb Everest without supplementary oxygen, is also a prize-winning writer. He will describe his extraordinary journey across South Georgia in Shackleton’s footsteps.
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6 pm: Drinks
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7 pm: Lynne Truss and Robert Bathurst: Private Lives SOLD OUT
Writer Lynne Truss and actor Robert Bathurst perform three of Lynne’s comic and poignant monologues, with a break from 8 – 9.15pm for a two-course supper.
Performance ends 9.45 pm followed by more drinks and music making.

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Sunday 12th September 2010

 £8 
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12 noon: Helena Newman: The Art Market Uncovered
Helena Newman, Vice Chairman, Impressionist & Modern Art Worldwide at Sotheby’s, has been credited with many remarkable finds in the art world, several of which have set new auction records. She will draw on her own wealth of personal experience to give us new insights into the workings of the international art market.
      
1 pm: Lower Hurst Farm's organic barbecue lunch
 £8 
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2.15 pm: Miranda Seymour: Being a Biographer
Miranda Seymour’s books include lives of Henry James, Robert Graves, Mary Shelley, Helle Nice (The Bugatti Queen), Charlie Chaplin’s muse Virginia Cherrill, and indeed her own controversial family memoir My Father’s House. She will talk about the highs and lows, the ins and outs, and the whole fascinating business of being a biographer.
 £8 
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3.15 pm: Henrietta Heald: William Armstrong, Magician of the North
William Armstrong of Cragside was one of the most powerful figures in Victorian Britain, and a pioneer in many fields: inventor (of hydraulic power), industrialist, philanthropist, ecologist, armaments manufacturer… Henrietta Heald’s is the first major biography of this great and controversial figure, arguably the ‘inventor of modern living’.
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4.30 pm: Tea with Deborah Devonshire SOLD OUT!
The Dowager Duchess of Devonshire is the last of the celebrated Mitford sisters to publish her memoirs Wait for Me – the day before this festival begins. With Charlotte Mosley, she will discuss her long and colourful life, to the accompaniment of a delicious farmhouse tea.
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6 pm: Close

      

Rover ticket

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A Rover ticket is no longer available.


SOLD OUT! Please order individual tickets

      
      
The Programme for 2012 is being explored at present. We will post it as soon as it is fully developed.