The Birds of Thoreau Country by John Caffrey 2nd - 31st May

The Lit & Phil hosts a special exhibition to celebrate the BICENTENNIAL OF HENRY DAVID THOREAU’S BIRTH 1817-1862.

Books antiquarian to present; including an exhibition of John Caffrey’s original paintings relating to the observations of Thoreau.

Lit & Phil member John Caffrey (1938 – 2016) was a huge admirer of the 19th century American writer and philosopher Henry David Thoreau, one of the continent’s great naturalists. Thoreau’s tour de force, Walden was John’s constant companion for well over 50 years. The book’s reflections on wildlife at Walden Pond near the American’s home in Concord, Massachusetts, echoed John’s passion for recording nature sightings.

John Caffrey was a self-taught artist, natural history and landscape painter in acrylic, gouache, tempera, watercolour, pen and ink and an illustrator. An exhibition of books and a selection of the late John Caffrey's original paintings relating to the observations of Thoreau are being exhibited in the main library from 2nd - 31st May 2017.

Please come and have a look. There is no charge to enter the library and everyone is welcome.

What's On At The Lit And Phil

  • Jun Friday 2nd 13:00
    Cello Recital with Miri Nohl FREE
  • Jun Monday 5th 13:00
    Between Dreams: Difficult Paths and Dangerous Places FREE
  • Jun Wednesday 7th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture series: paintings you can see locally £4
  • Jun Wednesday 14th 18:00
    Gail-Nina Anderson Lecture Series: paintings you can see locally £4
  • Jun Thursday 15th 13:00
    Byker, with Alan Morgan £2
  • Jun Thursday 15th 18:00
    The Anschluss and the myth of Austria as first victim of of Nazi aggression FREE

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