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A New Edward Lear Exhibition

I have not even finished posting material from the bicentenary year (see below) and a new exhibition opens: Edward Lear and his Contemporaries will be open from 21 January to 15 February 2013 at the World Land Trust Gallery, Blyth House, … Continue reading

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Parrots, Music, and More

Robert Peck has kindly obtained permission to upload his article on Edward Lear’s ornithological illustrations from the latest issue of Landscope (vol. 28 no. 2, summer 2012-13): A Passion for Parrots (pdf file, 1.19MB). A great Christmas present for all … Continue reading

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A Passion for Parrots

Robert McCracken Peck has another gorgeously illustrated article in Landscope (vol. 28, no. 2, summer 2012-13, pp. 11-17), the quarterly journal of Western Australia’s Department of Environment and Conservation: A Passion for Parrots: Edward Lear Down Under. Unfortunately the magazine … Continue reading

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Edward Lear’s Southern Italy Landscapes

At long last, someone has remembered to celebrate Edward Lear in Italy: prof. Salvatore Di Fazio, who teaches Rural Architecture and Landscape at the University of Reggio Calabria, will give an open lecture on “Il paesaggio di Edward Lear in … Continue reading

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Something to Read

I do not have much time for posting at the moment, but here are a few recent items that might be of interest: Peter Byrne has an interesting article on “Edward Lear of the Disappearing Nose” at Swans.com A short … Continue reading

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The Nonsense Songs of Edward Lear – A Song-Cycle

I am terribly late announcing this, but I hope many of will be able to attend. The Nonsense Songs Of Edward Lear – A Song-Cycle By David Lawrence The first performance of this work, composed to mark the 200th anniversary … Continue reading

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Forthcoming Bicentenary Events

I have today updated the events section of the Edward Lear 1812-2012 Facebook page and find there are still a lot of celebrations and lectures for those who have missed the previous ones. I had my dose a couple of … Continue reading

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Music and Dance for Edward Lear

If you are in Oxford for the Edward Lear Bicentennial Conference (two days left to register), you might like to attend Nonsense: with Michael Rosen and The Homemade Orchestra at the Story Museum, on 21 September, 6-7.30 pm. An evening … Continue reading

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Edward Lear Conference Registration Extended

James Williams has written to say that the cut-off date for registration for the Edward Lear Bicentennial Conference at Jesus College, Oxford on 21 and 22 September has been moved to 14 September. So you have another week to register. … Continue reading

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A New Biography of Edward Lear

Pen Press have announced the publication of a new biography of Edward Lear: Pen Press are proud to announce the publication of The Owl and the Pussy Cats: Lear in Love, the Untold Story by Michael Montgomery.   Edward Lear (1812-1888) … Continue reading

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