Events

Gavin Plumley will be appearing at the following talks and events:

3 June 2022 – 8.30pm – Hay Festival, Hay-on-Wye
A Home for All Seasons
Gavin Plumley considered himself a distinctly urban being… until he met his rural husband, Alastair. Together, they bought Stepps House – a three-storey building in Pembridge, Herefordshire. But then came the inevitable question from an insurance salesman: ‘How old is it?’ With ancient beams crossing the ceiling, the date they’d been given of 1800 seemed out by centuries. As he traced Stepps House through various eras, he saw the picture of a past emerge that resonates powerfully with our present. Plumley is a cultural historian who grew up in Wales. He talks to writer and broadcaster Horatio Clare, author of Running for the Hills.
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4 June 2022 – 11am – St Mary’s Church, Pembridge
A Home for All Seasons
Author and Pembridge resident Gavin Plumley introduces his new book, A Home for All Seasons, as part of the village’s celebrations for the Jubilee. Gavin will be reading from the book and signing copies after the event.
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10 June 2022 – 1pm – Wigmore Hall, London
A Home for All Seasons
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley published his first book earlier this year – described as ‘both a sweeping history and an intimate account of making a home, told through the prism of a cottage on the edge of England.’ The book launch itself is aptly illustrated by English music, performed by tenor Alessandro Fisher, pianist Anna Tilbrook and violinist Chloë Hanslip.
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23 June 2022 – 7pm – Rossiter Books, Ross-on-Wye
A Home for All Seasons
The story of Gavin’s timber-framed home in the Herefordshire village of Pembridge. A lyrical celebration of the village and the surrounding landscape, charting the course of an agricultural year and centuries of local customs and characters. A Home for All Seasons is both a sweeping history and an intimate tale of life on the edge of England.
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30 June 2022 – 7.30pm – St Endellion Hall, St Endellion
North Cornwall Book Festival Author Tours
Gavin Plumley on A Home for All Seasons

Cultural historian Gavin Plumley’s first book is a hybrid of domestic history and European art, of memoir and landscape writing. He will be in conversation with novelist Patrick Gale.
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26 July 2022 – 9.30am – Three Choirs Festival, Hereford
A Home for All Seasons
Art, music and literature are woven together through the story of a timber framed house in the Herefordshire countryside. Cultural historian Gavin Plumley discusses folk music, Vaughan Williams, and the history of his home throughout the centuries, drawing on his new book A Home for all Seasons
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