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July 2022

Hannah More – film screening in the library

July 5 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Morrab Library is delighted to be hosting a screening of the film, Hannah More, directed and produced by our own library members Diana Taylor and Anthea Page at 1.30pm on Tuesday 5th July. The film, set in the 18th century, charts the true story of the life of Hannah More, born into poverty and then betrayed in love, who eventually became one of the most influential women of her time, a turbulent period when revolution threatened from across the channel. Highlighting the plight of women in the…

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Creative Wellbeing Workshops

July 9 @ 1:15 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Emma Farley will be running another creative journaling and mindful lettering workshop at Morrab Library. A rescheduled children’s taster session. I is £5 per child aged 5-11 (they’ll be given a notebook to get them started). Younger ones are welcome to come along free of charge and do some colouring etc. If the weather is on our side, they do some nature mindfulness outside too. Squash and tea/coffee supplied. There will be two sessions: 1.15 - 2.15, 2.30 - 3.30…

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Reading and Re-Reading Daphne du Maurier: how books change us A talk by Dr Serena Trowbridge

July 13 @ 8:00 am - 2:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

A book may always be the same, but readers change; books we read as young adults speak to us in very different ways throughout our lives. This informal talk will explore a thirty-year engagement with du Maurier’s novels, from breathless teenage reading in the school library to teaching them in a university setting, along with other books including Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse and Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle. You will hear about how Serena cried all the way…

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Creative Writing Workshop – inspired by The Palace of Holyroodhouse with Bridget Crowley

July 14 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Join author and art historian Bridget Crowley for an innovative workshop which will use the stories, history, paintings and artefacts of this historic Scottish palace to inspire your own free, creative writing. Bridget Crowley is an author and art historian, with a previous life in theatre. For many years, she has worked with students of all ages in the major national art galleries and museums, looking at images, artefacts and architecture as a source for creative writing. She recently finished…

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August 2022

A Crash Course in Philosophy: Religion & Art

August 19 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Morrab Library TR18 4DA United Kingdom + Google Map

Formerly philosophy was the preserve of PhDs and the intellectually precocious, until now. In this half-day course we will disinter a little of philosophy’s hermetic meaning as we re-evaluate religion, including St. Anselm’s famous ‘Ontological Argument’, and then going on to appreciate art (aesthetics) with Clive Bell, R.G. Collingwood and George Dickie. More information can be found on Darren's website: www.darrenharper.net/philosophy-day Contact Darren Harper directly to book darrenharper.esq@gmail.com.  

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