Wherever you are in 2019, welcome to Weimar in 1854. Accompany Marian Evans, aka George Eliot, and George Henry Lewes during their stay in the then capital of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (later Thuringia), three exciting, well documented months so crucial for Eliot‘s personal life, and her future career as a novelist.
“Meet the Woman” is the premiere of Lesley Smith’s portrayal of George Eliot, commissioned by the GEF to mark the bi-centenary of her birth.
The George Eliot Fellowship has commissioned three performances to be held in March, June and November.
“Friends of Highgate”, in, conjunction with GEF are proud to be hosting an evening when Rosemary Ashton OBE, FBA, will be talking about George Eliot’s (then know to her friends as Marian Evans) London Years. To those who have knowledge of GE, Rosemary needs no introduction. Quain Professor, English language and Literature UCL, her biographies and other works relating to GE are an unparalleled source of information.
This workshop collaborates with Glasgow Museums Resource Centre to investigate how generational identities – particularly that of the 1819 cohort – might look different when we view them through the lens of the material culture they generated and left behind.
Friday 13th September/Saturday 14th September
Revival of Oracle of the Taprooms a monologue about Joseph Liggins the man from Nuneaton who claimed to have written Eliot’s books a joint project between the museum and the Civic Hall adding value to Heritage Open Days. Publicity to be updated
The performances would take place over Friday/Saturday September 13th/14th of Heritage Open Days and therefore capitalize on press attention that weekend. There would be 5 performances each day taking in Town Centre locations in Nuneaton and Bedworth as well as community venues and would be in a mix of outside and covered locations.