Mr Simpsons Little Consort & Philip Robinson: All In A Garden Green
Date: 05 Feb 2022
This event has unfortunately had to be cancelled. We hope to find an alternative date later in the year.
Date: Saturday 5 February, 3pm
Venue: St Mary and St Giles Parish Hall, Church Street, Stony Stratford, MK11 1BD
Tickets: £5 person from: WeGotTickets | Simple, honest ticketing | All in a Garden Green
Philip Robinson reads from his anthology, The Faber Book of Gardens, exploring each of the gardening seasons. Suitable (and unusual) music is provided by multi-award winning Buckingham based early music group, Mr Simpson’s Little Consort. The concert features a little known 17th century work The Seasons composed by the consort’s namesake Christopher Simpson.
The Faber Blog wrote of the book: “The poetic appreciations of gardens by Andrew Marvell and John Keats sit alongside the horticultural passions of Frances Hodgson Burnett and the mythic power of gardens as described by Charlotte Bronte and William Blake. Editor and avid gardener Philip Robinson has paid attention to the small, private plot as much as the aristocratic and imperial gardens – from medieval Japan to English landscape to suburban Arizona – and the collection is sure to inspire and enchant gardeners everywhere”.
Refreshments provided. Copies of the book for sale and signing.