Date Posted: 20th October 2017

PK in the scullery at Glen cottage allonby 1967

In the midst of the most dismal weather we have seen for some time; hurricanes, torrential rain and apocalyptic skies in paint box colours, the Kelly exhibition has trundled on regardless and brought joy to many in these dark uncertain days.
“Excellent and wonderful to see". "So beautiful, stunning works on show".  "The most absorbing exhibition I've seen for a very long time" are just some of the comments received during the first few weeks of the Percy Kelly Retrospective.
Since the opening at the end of September, I have had a seemingly endless spate of incoming e mails – some from people I know well saying they had been and enjoyed the exhibition but had just missed me on their visit.   I missed you too. But all is not lost. There is a chance to catch up with me and learn more about Percy and the exhibition on Thursday 2nd November.
Titled  An Evening with Chris Wadsworth, I will be talking about Percy and his work with stories, images and anecdotes and the chance to wander around the exhibition together. It will be informative and fun and by the end of the evening you may find you understand the creator of those unforgettable images a little better.

Here are the details.
An Evening with Chris Wadsworth: Pursuing Percy
Thursday 2 November, 7.30pm, restaurant available from 6pm.
Join us for a special evening celebrating the life and works of one of Cumbria's favourite artists.  Visit ‘Line of Beauty, A Retrospective’ the largest exhibition of Percy Kelly works to date, and discuss the scale and significance of Kelly’s work with fellow guests and exhibition curator Chris Wadsworth. Chris will also deliver an illustrated talk packed with anecdotes and stories, exploring Percy’s life and legacy and her own 30-year journey to bring his art to new audiences.
Tickets are limited, advance booking strongly recommended. Book your ticket by calling the Tullie House Box Office on 01228 618700 during museum opening hours. Tickets: £15 (£12 Tullie House members) Tickets include a drink on arrival, admission to the exhibition and illustrated talk.  Individually priced meals will be available from the restaurant from 6pm (last orders 7pm).