LAURIE LEE - DOWN IN THE VALLEY – THE LOST RECORDINGS
Reflections on love, landscape, writing, poetry, childhood, music and much more, from the voice of one of the great English writers of the last century, Laurie Lee. In 1994, the year of his 80th birthday, Laurie Lee shared his memories of an ‘eventful’ early life, in a series of interviews with the film maker and television director, David Parker. It was quite a coup, as Laurie did not ‘do’ television! In the recordings, he talks with sublime eloquence about his life in the Slad Valley, and the influence of the landscapes and memories of his childhood on his subsequent writing.
In this illustrated talk, David will introduce the recordings, and using extracts from them, reveal what they tell us about one of England’s finest chroniclers of our times. Laurie Lee – The Lost Recordings DVD and audio recordings are out now.
Wine and soft drinks available.