Date Posted: 11th April 2019

A letter to my step daughter


Percy Kelly's letters are so attractive that many of them have survived almost 60 years. He wrote thousands of illustrated letters to many fortunate friends which included titled people, leaders of industry, actors, musicians, fellow students and friends. The letters to his step daughter Kim are particularly colourful and playful and must have been a great comfort to her when she was separated from her siblings at boarding school. Facsimiles of these and some of the decorated envelopes which held them are part of a small display at the Derwent Pencil Museum Keswick. Come to the opening on Saturday 27th April, 1.00pm - 5.00pm. when Derwent pencils are offering free admission.  Try your hand with some fabulous Derwent art materials, look around the museum and enjoy a humbug.

The event continues until 6th June. During that time I will be giving 2 scheduled talks.

Wednesday 8th May  6.30 - 8.30pm   EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY. An illustrated talk, a short film and demonstrations of some of the techniques that can be used to create your own letter.or piece of art using Derwent materials.

Sunday 19th May  2.00 - 4.00     HAVE A HUMBUG  An informal mix of talks and art activities. Families are welcome. All materials provided.  

Tickets for these 2 events can be purchased from the Museum in person or by telephone 017687 73626 cost £5 members £7.50 non members. More information www.DerwentArt.com  or telephone the museum.