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Follow in the footsteps of famous artists, writers and photographers including Robert Macfarlane, Richard Jefferies, Eric Ravilious and Fay Godwin, by joining us for a day of talks, workshops and exhibition on Saturday 29th June 2019 at St Dunstan's church in Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire. 

UPDATE: ONLINE BOOKINGS ARE NO LONGER BEING TAKEN. ON SATURDAY 29TH JUNE IT IS POSSIBLE TO TURN UP ON THE DAY AND LOOK ROUND THE EXHIBITION FOR FREE. IT MAY BE POSSIBLE TO BUY TICKETS ON THE DOOR FOR TALKS AND WORKSHOPS,  BUT THIS IS DEPENDENT ON SPACES BEING AVAILABLE.

Anna Dillon, landscape painter, and James Crowden, published poet, will share their experiences of The Ridgeway and show us theirs and others' work inspired by walks along the Trail and visits to related landmarks and places. Mike Pringle, from the Richard Jefferies museum, will focus on the great nature writer Jefferies who enjoyed The Ridgeway in the 19th century. After a BBQ lunch, there will be afternoon workshops at the church and on Whiteleaf Hill offering you the opportunity to explore outdoor photography, art journalling and poetry. Paul Mitchell (photographer), Jo Beal (artist and maker), James Crowden (writer) and Chris Kirkham (local historian) will be leading the workshops. An exhibition of artwork inspired by The Ridgeway will be on show (and for sale) in the church hall throughout the day, illustrating how today's artists respond to the Trail.

Advance booking required.

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Event Type
General event
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Cost
£10 per person, includes BBQ lunch
Address
St Dunstans church, Monks Risborough, Buckinghamshire HP27 9JF, UK (parking along Mill Lane HP27 9JE)
Organiser
Ridgeway Officer
Booking
Complete a booking form and pay £10 per person online. Go to www.nationaltrail.co.uk/ridgeway/2019 forum to download booking form and more details about how to pay.
Acccessibility Info
Morning talks are held in St Dunstans church and the exhibition is in the church hall - all are accessible to wheelchairs. There is a disabled toilet in the church hall. Three afternoon workshops incorporate a leisurely 1 mile walk up Whiteleaf Hill but it is possible to drive to the car park at the top of the hill. The fourth workshop is in the church grounds and nearby village lanes which involves limited walking.