Lunch & Lecture: The Art & Lives of Stanley Spencer & Hilda Carline in Images & Poems



Rosie Jackson

27 October 2022

1:00 pm to 4:00 pm


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Stanley Spencer was one of the most prolific and popular English artists of the 20th century.

This talk will explore his life and work and that of his first wife Hilda Carline, using a colourful slide show of dozens of paintings and photographs, as well as commentary and poems.

Two Girls and a Beehivea collaborative collection of poems by Rosie Jackson and (the late) Graham Burchell, came out from Two Rivers Press in 2020, raising issues about art, spirituality, love, war and sexual politics. They draw on Spencer’s own writing and letters as well as his biography. Annie Freud has called the collection ‘a masterpiece.’

Includes lunch. Lunch is served from 1pm and lecture begins at 2pm.

Tutor information

ROSIE JACKSON is a widely published poet and creative writing tutor living in Devon. She has a first-class degree from the University of Warwick, a D. Phil. from York, and has taught at the University of East Anglia, West of England, Nottingham Trent, Cortijo Romero and many community settings. Rosie has won many awards including 1st prize Poetry Teignmouth 2021. Her publications include The Light Box, Aloneness is a Many-Headed Bird, Two Girls and a Beehive and Light Makes it Easy.

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