We are honoured to be able to offer talks on two fascinating topics this August by award winning writer, Jim Perrin.
About Jim Perrin
Jim Perrin is a mountaineering, travel and outdoor writer, and in his youth was an accomplished rock-climber. He writes the Country Diary for the Guardian. His book ‘Shipton and Tilman: The Great Decade of Himalayan Mountaineering‘ won the Kekoo Naoroji Prize for Himalayan Literature in 2014. He is a Fellow of the Welsh Academy and an Honorary Fellow of Bangor University.
An exploration of the friendship and literary legacy of the Himalayan Mountain pioneers Eric Shipton and H.W. Tilman – Thursday 16th August
The lecturer’s award winning book on this subject illuminates the character of these intriguing individuals and their writings along with detail of this exciting decade of Himalayan exploration.
H. W. Tilman lived near Barmouth for many years until his death in 1977. He is revered for his mountaineering and sailing achievements and his record in both world wars.
Thoreau – prophet for planetary survival – Thursday 23rd August
One of the great figures of American literature, Henry David Thoreau’s reputation and popularity have grown immeasurably over the last century. He is recognised as finest of all writers on nature, and his ecological awareness is of enormous and growing influence. Jim Perrin, himself a nature writer and the Guardian’s country diarist for Wales, looks at Thoreau’s writings and his exemplary life.
About the Venue
These lectures are free to attend, but we would be grateful for any donations for the running of the gallery (suggested amount £2). This is a new kind of venture for our small venue. We do not know how many people will attend and seats may be limited. Please email ahead to reserve seats – firstname.lastname@example.org. Both lectures start at 7:30pm.