The Lost Spells
An evening with Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris
with music from Kitty Macfarlane
Friday 24th September 2021*
Dunster Tithe Barn
7pm doors open 6.30pm
*Due to government guidelines understandably restricting live events this autumn we have made the decision to reschedule this event.
We hope that by September 2021 the situation is a far happier one and we can gather in a relaxed, joyful atmosphere.
Reservations will automatically be carried forward to next year
The Lost Spells was published after much anticipation on the 1st October 2020
Call Number Seven Dulverton to order our exclusive special edition
The Lost Spells has been described by Robert Macfarlane as a sibling to The Lost Words, and the duo have been working on its creation for the past two years. Initially they planned twelve poems but it has evolved into a pocket-sized treasure featuring twenty-one spells, including Red Fox, Moth, Silver Birch, Thrift and Barn Owl. Published on the 1st October our event in Dunster was to be one of the few where both of its creators would have been appearing at the time of its launch. We can of course now look forward to welcoming them in 2021.
The venue for this magical evening is the magnificent medieval tithe barn in Dunster. There will of course be food and if you have attended one of our events before then you know to expect music, therefore, it is a delight that Somerset singer and songwriter, Kitty Macfarlane, will be joining the proceedings.
We are honoured that both Robert and Jackie are able to join us in West Somerset. As you can imagine they are much in demand following the phenomenal and international success of The Lost Words. Our Exmoor event promises to be a truly memorable evening, and no doubt quite an emotional one, following this exceptionally unusual time.
Tickets are priced at £35 per person and will go on sale
once we feel that our plans can proceed safely.
Booking is essential as tickets will not be available on the door
*this event is now fully booked and reserved tickets will automatically
be carried forward to September 2021
Contact us if you wish to add your name to the 'reserve reserve' list!
The Lost Spells | Preface
A film by Number Seven Dulverton commissioned by Penguin UK featuring
Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris with music by The Bookshop Band
A selection of titles by both authors will be available from the Number Seven bookstall which will be able to accept both cash and card payments, however we highly recommend that you pre-order titles when purchasing your ticket to avoid disappointment.
There will of course be an opportunity to have your books signed and dedicated but please understand that to avoid a long queue, only books purchased at the event can be signed.
Originals & Prints
The original artwork that features in The Lost Spells is not for sale at this moment in time, however we will have a selection of 'out takes' available to purchase in due course. These images were painted while Jackie was working towards The Lost Spells but were not included in the final edit. To receive notification when these become available, we recommend that you sign up to receive our newsletter. The submission form can be found on our home page.
Currently there are no plans to produce limited edition prints from The Lost Spells, but we do of course have prints from The Lost Words currently available for sale:-
How to find our stunning venue...
Dunster Tithe Barn, Priory Green, Dunster, Minehead, Exmoor, Somerset TA24 6RY
Parking on site is limited, we highly recommend parking at the carpark located at Dunster Steep, just a 5 minute walk from the venue and free of charge after 6pm.
We look forward to welcoming you in September,
If you have any questions please do not hesitate to ask
Please note your booking for The Lost Spells is with
Number Seven Dulverton and NOT Dunster Tithe Barn
all enquiries should be sent to