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Proms Plus Talk
Proms Plus Talk
17:45 Mon 30 Jul 2018 Imperial College Union
Abbie Garrington and Dan Richards discuss the appeal of the mountains and how wild landscapes have inspired creativity.
Abbie Garrington and Dan Richards discuss the appeal of the mountains and how wild landscapes have inspired creativity.

About This Event

The Alps have loomed large in the artistic imagination since the Romantic poets explored them in search of ‘the sublime’. Ahead of tonight's performance of An Alpine Symphony, Abbie Garrington talks to writer and climber Dan Richards. His book Climbing Days tells the life of his Great-Great Aunt, Dorothy Pilley, a pioneering woman climber, and reflects on the appeal of the mountains and how the landscape can be a force for creativity, in music, art and literature. Abbie Garrington, from Durham University, has a Leverhulme Research Fellowship to work on a literary history of mountaineering in the early modern period.

Edited version broadcast on BBC Radio 3 during tonight's interval

Booking is not required for this event. Entry is on a first-come-first-served basis (doors open from 30 minutes before the event begins; capacity is limited).

Photos: Abbie Garrington and Dan Richards (credit Jean-Noel Bovier)