Friday, 24 January 2020 at 11:00 am – Friday, 24 January 2020 at 4:00 pm
Oak Earth Day: John Ruskin, Ecology and Creativity
Organised by Dr Rachel Dickinson, Dr Paul Evans and Dr Jennie Bailey
Date: Friday 24th January 2020
Time: 11am – 4pm
Location: Elizabeth Gaskell House, 84 Plymouth Grove, Manchester M13 9LW
Tickets: Free – Available on Eventbrite
As John Ruskin’s bicentenary draws to a close, you are invited to an exciting day of talks, workshops, and a book launch on the theme of Ruskin and the environment. The event will culminate in the launch of Oak Earth, a chapbook written by The Guardian Country Diarist and Manchester Metropolitan University lecturer Dr Paul Evans. The chapbook was commissioned as part of an HLF and Guild of St George-funded project ‘Ruskin in Wyre’ and written in response to Ruskin Land, an area in the Wyre Forest in Worcestershire.
Speakers and workshop leaders include: Jenny Robbins and Tim Selman of the Wyre Community Land Trust (the body that manages Ruskin Land), Dr Jennie Bailey (writer and educator) and Dr Rachel Dickinson (lecturer at Manchester Metropolitan University and Master of Ruskin’s Guild of St George). The day takes place in the beautiful surroundings of Elizabeth Gaskell’s house and, weather permitting, will be in the garden as well as inside.
Participants will receive a free copy of Paul’s new book.
The event is free and has been made possible by generosity of the Guild of St George and Manchester Metropolitan University.