David Parker

Down in the Valley

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Sat 2nd November 2019 Start Time: 1:45 pm End Time: 2:45 pm

Stratford Play House


A Portrait of the Landscape of Laurie Lee

‘Living in our valley was like broad beans in a pod, so snug and enclosed and protective.’

TV producer David Parker presents an evocative and never before published portrait of a vanished England by the much-loved author of Cider with Rosie, and including rare recorded interview footage with the writer broadcast for the first time. You’ll travel with Lee as he guides us through the Cotswold landscape, and shares memories of his village youth - from his favourite pub, The Woolpack, to winter skating on the pond, the church through the seasons, local legends, learning the violin and playing jazz records in the privy on a wind-up gramophone. Filled with wry humour and a love of place, Down in the Valley is a writer’s tribute to the landscape that shaped him, and where he found peace.

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