Wednesday 11th March at 7pm; Rossiter Books, Ross on Wye – Ticket £5
Laurie Lee – Down in the Valley – The Lost Recordings. An illustrated talk.
Reflections on love, landscape, writing, poetry, childhood, music and much more from the voice of one of the great English writers of the last century.
In 1994, the year of his 80th birthday, Laurie Lee shared his memories of an ‘eventful’ early life in a series of interviews with the film maker David Parker. It was quite a coup, Laurie did not ‘do’ television! In the recordings he talked with sublime eloquence about his life in the Slad Valley, and the influence of the landscapes and memories of his childhood on his subsequent writing.
David will introduce the recordings, and using extracts from them reveal what they tell us about one of England’s finest chroniclers of our times.
David Parker is an award winning television programme maker whose credits include, Laurie Lee’s Gloucestershire – A Writer’s Landscape for ITV and Channel 4; Mud, Sweat and Tractors, Shooting the War, The Golden Age of Steam and the Golden Age of Canals for the BBC; and Flying Scotsman with Robson Green for ITV. He produced Johnny Kingdom’s programmes about Exmoor for the BBC and is author of Johnny Kingdom’s wild Exmoor (Halsgrove 2016)