06 Mar — 05 Jun 2018
Newlyn Art Gallery
IN THE CAFE
Join Chris Horne in the café at Newlyn Art Gallery on the first Tuesday of the month for our book club, The Wormery. Pop in or follow us on social media to find out what we will be reading.
FREE, all welcome.
For April, Chris has selected Minute For Murder, by Nicholas Blake
Minute for Murder is set just after the close of World War II in the Ministry of Morale, a department set up for patriotic propaganda. Now that the tension of hostilities has ended, the staff members at the Ministry now begin to look at each other as people with lives outside of the office…especially when one of them is murdered before their very eyes.
Nicholas Blake is the pseudonym of C. Day Lewis CBE, who was Poet Laureate from 1968 until his death in 1972.
May’s book is Ithell Colquhoun’s The Living Stones – copies available to buy from the gallery shop.
In The Living Stones, the British surrealist painter and writer Ithell Colquhoun drifts through Cornwall in search of an artist’s studio and sanctuary from the modern world. Her finely wrought and learned observations of festivals, fairs and druidic rituals, quickly establish her as the reader’s gnostic guide to the county. She paints a land of ghosts, pedlars, borrowed saints and holy sites, charmed wells and crumbling megaliths, and finds in the city emigrants a prefiguring of hippie culture. Above all, Colquhoun connects us with the eerie, numinous beauty of the Cornish countryside, quietly insisting that we see the Cornwall she sees: an ancient land of myth and legend.