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

15 October 2022 – 11am – Oxford Lieder Festival – Holywell Music Room, Oxford
Freundliche Vision: Strauss’s Life in Song
Cultural historian Gavin Plumley sets Strauss’s Lied output in the context of his life and times. He is joined by four exceptional Oxford Lieder Young Artists who will illustrate the event with performances of Strauss songs from the early, famous ‘Zueignung’ right through to the Four Last Songs.
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16 October 2022 – 12 noon – Wells Festival of Literature – Cedars Hall, Wells
Gavin Plumley: A Home for All Seasons
Stepps House is an attractive timber-framed home originally built in the Herefordshire countryside many years ago. But by using it as a prism through which to view not just the house itself but its place in time, Gavin Plumley has created a picture of the past which resonates powerfully with the present. By tracing the many owners through which the house has passed (including – currently – the writer and his husband) Plumley has produced a fascinating hybrid work that combines domesticity, art, memoir and landscape. This book provides an intriguing way to travel through time: both grand in its sweep and simultaneously intimate in its account of everyday life through the eras.
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