Hilaire Belloc bought King's Land (in Shipley, Sussex), 5 acres and a working windmill for £1000 in 1907 and it was his home for the rest of his life. Belloc loved Sussex as few other writers have loved her: he lived there for most of his 83 years, he tramped the length and breadth of the county, slept under her hedgerows, drank in her inns, sailed her coast and her rivers and wrote several incomparable books about her. "He does not die that can bequeath Some influence to the land he knows, Or dares, persistent, interwreath Love permanent with the wild hedgerows; He does not die, but still remains Substantiate with his darling plains."

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Wednesday, 2 December 2015

Event Postponed! Performance of 'The Mowing of a Field'...



*******THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED!*******

Harry Verey and his Classical Guitar
7.30PM, FRIDAY 11 DECEMBER


An evening of entertainment including new music inspired by Hillaire Belloc’s 'The Mowing of a Field.'

After presenting his new work inspired by writer Hillaire Belloc, Harry continues the evening of entertainment with a wide-ranging selection from his repertoire of pieces for classical guitar.

Harry is from a long-established Island family. His mother was instrumental in setting up the Quay Arts Centre. He has recorded a series of very popular CDs and was a resident musician at the Spyglass Inn, Ventnor, for 12 years.

Tickets £10, to include tea/coffee and biscuits. Available from Dimbola or by calling 01983 756814.

Dimbola Museum & Galleries,
Terrace Lane,
Freshwater Bay,
Isle of Wight
England
PO40 9QE

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