Exhibitions and events
Annual Sterne Lecture 2012 - Jonathan Meades
2012 - 29th September 12
28 September 2012 - 7.30pm
Book launch with Jonathan Meades at Shandy Hall. Free tickets in advance only. Contact us. Limited numbers.
29 September 2012 - 11.00am
Walking tour of Coxwold with Jonathan Meades
Tickets £15 SOLD OUT contact us to enquire about returns.
Jonathan Meades is an English original. He has spent thirty years constructing sixty films, two novels and hundreds of pieces of journalism that dissolve the barriers between high and low culture, good and bad taste, deep seriousness and knockabout comedy. His vision is as sharp and unmistakable as his image: tinted glasses, sharp suit, deadpan delivery. He peddles, as he calls it, heavy entertainment, which means he has strong opinions about almost everything. What sets Meades apart from most of the media commentariat is that his views are backed up by an astonishing depth of knowledge. Maybe because he taught himself (he went to RADA not university), his scholarship has sharpened his originality rather than blunting it. To watch or read Meades riffing on places, buildings, food, politics, or cultural history is a workout for the mind and eye. He leaves you better informed, more alert, less gullible. And donít just take our word for it:
One of the funniest and truest writers we have. No one understands England better than Meades. STEPHEN FRYJonathan Meades has been compared favourably to Rabelais and flatteringly to Swift. The truth is that he outstrips both in the gaudiness of his imagination. HENRY HITCHINGS