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

21 April 2023 – 7pm – CHATS – Cedars Hall, Wells
Wells Cathedral: Heaven on a Human Scale
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley considers how we interact with Wells Cathedral as both a place of worship and a work of art, in a talk featuring newly commissioned photographs by Lynnsey Kelly. Charting this ‘most poetic of English Cathedrals’, from the experience of mediaeval pilgrims to contemporary secular society,  Gavin looks at nearly 850 years of architecture and artistry, gazing up at the Cathedral’s west end, as well as finding solace in its smallest chapel.
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26 April 2023 – 6.30pm – Opera Holland Park – Biscuiteers Belgravia, London
Inside the Gingerbread House: the Toothsome Tale of Hansel and Gretel
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley, food historian Angela Clutton, director John Wilkie and Professor Mererid Puw Davies join Anna Picard to discuss the Grimm Brothers’ fairytale, the genesis of Humperdinck’s opera and the allure of sugar and spice in a calorific collaboration with Biscuiteers Belgravia, with Prosecco and macarons on arrival, music from Paul Carey Jones and Berrak Dyer, and a Jolly Gingerbread to take home.
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19 May 2023 – 7.15pm – Friday Lates – National Gallery, London
Gavin Plumley: Hodler and the Power of Nature
Painting in an age of pioneering mountaineers and geologists, including those who saw the first signs of climate change, the 19-20th century Swiss artist, Ferdinand Hodler, sought to reconcile himself to the epic landscapes of the Alps. Cultural historian and author of A Home for All Seasons Gavin Plumley goes hiking with Hodler to discover and discuss several sweeping views across the Gallery.  
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4 June 2023 – 1pm – Hay Festival, Hay
Leah Broad and Alice Farnham talk to Gavin Plumley
Discover the lives, loves, adventures and trailblazing musical careers of four now largely forgotten extraordinary women from Leah Broad, a junior research fellow at Christ Church, Oxford University and author of Quartet: How Four Women Changed the Musical World and Alice Farnham, a conductor who has played concerts with the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Concert Orchestra, and Southbank Sinfonia, author of In Good Hands: The Making of a Modern Conductor. Chaired by Gavin Plumley.
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10 June 2023 – 1.30pm – Monty Lit Fest, Montgomery
A Home for All Seasons with Gavin Plumley
Which of us doesn’t like to poke around in other people’s houses, to know what they look like and explore their history? Gavin Plumley is our lyrical guide as he uncovers the story of Stepps House, a three-storey building in Pembridge, Herefordshire that has become his home with his husband. Alastair.
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