The launch of a new edition of the popular book, The Fascination of Laceby Alison Lewis. The book tells the fascinating story of Malmesbury lace and Alison will be available on the day to sign copies.
Chas Gould will be signing his new book, The Same Tree, which features three time periods, one of which is set in Malmesbury.
Framed Turner prints, featuring the artist’s watercolour of the town’s Abbey, which is on display in the museum, will be available on the day, priced at £17. A book about Turner’s watercolour will also be available. There’ll also be shopping bags featuring the Turner image and some calendars depicting other Turner paintings.
A full selection of local artists’ cards, local history books by local authors and plenty of Christmas gift ideas for adults and children will also be on sale.
Additional stalls including curios and items suitable for upcycling.
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Thursday24th November at 7.30pm Malmesbury Town Hall – Assembly Room
Dr Diane Lovell President of Southwestern Oklahoma State University.
In 2018 Diane spoke to us movingly of the relationship between the vicar of Malmesbury Abbey the Reverend George Bisset (Vicar 1793 – 1828) and the Lady Catherine Howard, sister to the Earl of Suffolk at Charlton Park. This relationship as you may remember was documented in the love letters Diane found in a Gloucestershire village.
Now Diane is, she says, excited to reveal to us the information she has found whilst retracing the footsteps of The Reverend George as he conducted missionary work in Ceylon – now Sri Lanka. George remained vicar of Malmesbury throughout his nine years of absence.
This event will be open to all so do bring your friends and neighbours. Entrance will be £3.00 on the door (cash only please).