The House Without Windows
with Jackie Morris at Loyton Lodge
Friday 27th September 2019
an afternoon lost in words & wilderness
3pm to 7pm with picnic tea to be served at 4pm
We are delighted that Jackie Morris is returning to Exmoor this September. Following on from the phenomenal national and international success of The Lost Words many will be intrigued to discover the next publication to feature her award winning artwork.
Those of you that have joined us previously know that we like to create a little magic and this event is to be no exception. Once again we have teamed up with Loyton Lodge who will be rolling up the sides of their marquee to provide our 'venue without windows.'
A relaxing afternoon is planned, hopefully capturing the essence of The House Without Windows which is an irresistible and entirely unique story of one little girl's desire to escape into the wilderness.
Little Eepersip doesn't want to live in a house with doors and windows and a roof, so she runs away to live in the wild - first in the Meadow, then by the Sea, and finally in the Mountain. Her heartbroken parents follow her, bringing her back home to 'safety' and locking her up in the stifling square of the house. But she slips away once more, following her heart into the richness of untrammelled nature and disappearing forever.
First published in 1927 and written by a child of just twelve years old, The House Without Windows is an extraordinary paean to the transcendent beauty of the natural world, and the human capacity to connect with it.
Throughout the afternoon Jackie will be painting and discussing her desire to illustrate and republish the lost words of Barbara Newhall Follett. Copies of The House Without Windows will be available to purchase and there will be an opportunity to have your copy signed.
There will be musical accompaniment provided by cellist Julia Vohralik and principal violinist Katherine Shave. Julia has played with the Hallé and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia, and Katherine was leader of the English Touring Opera Orchestra. Both currently play for the Britten Sinfonia. They have put together a suitable repertoire for our afternoon at Loyton.
Bring your wishes. Christopher has mown a labyrinth into the long grass, which apparently if completed in the correct number of paces guarantees your wish will come true. . .
And of course there will be food!
The chef at Loyton has planned a picnic of sandwiches, colourful cakes and pots of tea. Fresh homemade lemonade will be served on your arrival. All of which is included in your ticket price. Do bring some extra pennies though as the Loyton Lodge bar will be open throughout the afternoon serving a selection of wines, spirits and non alcoholic delights.
We hope the September weather is kind as we wish to be in 'the meadow' as much as possible, so please do dress appropriately, bring layers. Eepersip, would choose to be barefoot and stocking free. If the rain does fall we can retreat into the marquee.
Tickets and Booking Information
Tickets are £24 each and can be purchased from Number Seven, the price includes your entrance, a glass of homemade lemonade on arrival and picnic tea.
If you wish to pre-order copies of The House Without Windows these may be paid for when booking your ticket and are priced at £12.99*
*Book RRP was originally advertised at £15.00 by the publishers - those of you that have already pre ordered copies will be reimbursed the difference, apologies for this change in price
PRE-BOOKING IS ESSENTIAL
Simply call the shop on 01398 324457 with your credit or debit card details to make your booking. We also accept payment via bank transfer.
All tickets must be booked and paid in full in advance, tickets will be mailed out two weeks prior to the event or be available to collect on the door.