RS Thomas Winter Festival online 2024:
Presented by RS Thomas & ME Eldridge Society in association with Church Times
Saturday 17 February 2024 - 4pm - 5.15pm GMT
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Malcolm Guite in conversation with Jon Gower
10 short films from June 2023 Festival
Plus access to 4 full lectures by Malcolm Guite & others
Jon Gower is a former BBC Wales arts and media correspondent, author of thirty books, speaker at the 2022 festival and advisory board member of the Society. He has made two radio programmes about his occasional birdwatching companion RS Thomas, in particular Radio 3’s R.S. Thomas: Always Seeking Greater Silence , which draws on personal conversations spanning 30 years and interviews at the poet’s home in the late 1990s. https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01r5n6g
Malcolm Guite is a poet, priest, singer and songwriter, and Fellow of Girton College, Cambridge. His poetry is enjoyed throughout the English-speaking world and his many books include Sounding the Seasons (now in its tenth printing), David’s Crown, and Waiting on the Word – a collection of poems and reflections for each day of Advent, Christmas and Epiphany. At the 2023 R. S. Thomas festival he gave a presentation on Wordsworth and Coleridge in particular: Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood and preached on Matthews Gospel “freely you receive, freely give…” both of which are included in the full length films.
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RS Thomas and ME Eldridge Society winter webinar 2024