The University's College of Science welcomes painter-printer and illustrator Carry Akroyd as part of its Great Lives lecture series in conjunction with #Love Lincs Plants.
An appreciation for the unspectacular has given Carry a sympathetic connection to the nineteenth century poet John Clare, a ‘ditch visionary’, whose writing has been a continuing source of inspiration. Many of her landscape images echo Clare’s poetry in observing of how man affects nature, two hundred years ago and now. She has illustrated three books of his poems (The Shepherd’s Calendar, This Happy Spirit and The Wood is Sweet) and also two of her own books: natures powers & spells, Landscape Change, John Clare and Me, and recently Found in the Fields.
This final book forms the basis of this talk, "A Tenant of the Happy Fields" - John Clare's Trees and Flowers.
Admission is free but booking is recommended.
Find out more about Carry and her art at www.carryakroyd.co.uk.
#Love Lincs Plants: #Love Lincs Plants is a project enabled by Lottery Players through The National Lottery Heritage Fund. The partners are trying to secure Lincolnshire’s botanical heritage while inspiring people about the diversity of plants today. To find out more visit: https://www.lincstrust.org.uk/what-we-do/love-lincs-plants
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