A delightful and fascinating presentation by the Beatrix Potter Society's Ann Troxell on the life and varied "careers" of Beatrix Potter (1866-1943). Although Potter is best known as the author and illustrator of 23 “little books” - including The Tale of Peter Rabbit and other classics of children's literature - she was also an extremely astute business woman, a farmer who championed the Herdwick sheep breed, protector and conservationist of Lake District farms and properties, took an avid interest in natural history and mycology (the scientific study of mushrooms, toadstools and other fungi), and engaged in other “careers” that will be explored in the talk and slide presentation. Ann will also include an introduction to the Beatrix Potter Society, for which she organizes its Introducing Beatrix Potter and Reading Beatrix Potter programs in the US and Canada, and which is now celebrating its 40th anniversary year. The Beatrix Potter Society exists to promote the study and appreciation of Potter's life and works while upholding and protecting the integrity of her inimitable and unique work, her aims and bequests.
The program will consist of three parts:
Starved of theatre, literature, cultural activities? Yes? Good then this is for you. Britsburgh is talking its activities into the virtual realm! In a series of live events in the coming weeks streamed online using the Zoom Video Conference App, you will experience aspects of theatre, readings, history, literature, interviews and more. Once you log on, your Virtual Host will make sure you can see and hear us, but we can’t hear or see you. The events are live and the experience is remarkable!
This presentation is open to everyone.
Explore fascinating British-themed topics with the guidance of experts and enjoy the company and conversation of fellow enthusiasts as a member of the Britsburgh Society. Society members enjoy our Britsburgh Arts Society, the Britsburgh Beer Society, the Britsburgh History Society, the Britsburgh Literary Society and the Britsburgh Tea Society. If you are not already a member, I would like to invite you to consider becoming a Britsburgh Society member. To become a member, visit the Britsburgh membership page.
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