“Meet the Woman” is the premiere of Lesley Smith’s portrayal of George Eliot, commissioned by the GEF to mark the bi-centenary of her birth.
The George Eliot Fellowship has commissioned three performances to be held in March, June and November.
“Friends of Highgate”, in, conjunction with GEF are proud to be hosting an evening when Rosemary Ashton OBE, FBA, will be talking about George Eliot’s (then know to her friends as Marian Evans) London Years. To those who have knowledge of GE, Rosemary needs no introduction. Quain Professor, English language and Literature UCL, her biographies and other works relating to GE are an unparalleled source of information.
The Unexpected Life of George Eliot May 4th – July 7th 2019
When Mary Anne Evans was born at South Farm, Arbury no-one would have thought that she would grow up to be an internationally successful writer. This exhibition will reveal the woman and explore how she became George Eliot.
Friday 13th September/Saturday 14th September
Revival of Oracle of the Taprooms a monologue about Joseph Liggins the man from Nuneaton who claimed to have written Eliot’s books a joint project between the museum and the Civic Hall adding value to Heritage Open Days. Publicity to be updated
The performances would take place over Friday/Saturday September 13th/14th of Heritage Open Days and therefore capitalize on press attention that weekend. There would be 5 performances each day taking in Town Centre locations in Nuneaton and Bedworth as well as community venues and would be in a mix of outside and covered locations.
Scenes of Eliot’s Life
October 19th 2019 – January 5th 2020
A chance to see how Eliot’s life and her works have been interpreted by artists through the years. This mix of works will include a rare opportunity to see Patty Townsend’s studies for the book, “Her Early Life”