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At 4 o’clock on Tuesday May 21st Elisabeth de Waal’s son Victor de Waal will talk at a Tea from 4–5.30 about his mother and her novel Milton Place.

On Friday June 7th at 3 o’clock we shall visit the Mr and Mrs Ravilious exhibition at the Fry Gallery in Saffron Walden and have tea afterwards at Tea Amo in Cross St. We are not charging for this event because participants will be paying for their own train fares, admission ticket and tea.

On June 12th ‘a Wednesday in mid June’ there will be our annual Mrs Dalloway Walk. It begins at 11 o’clock in Westminster. Lunch will be at Lamb’s Conduit Street afterwards.

The psychiatrist Dr Jeremy Holmes will give a talk called ‘Saplings: why psychology needs the novel and vice versa’ on Tuesday June 18th at a 12.30–2.30 Lunch.

The film of They Were Sisters will be shown on Wednesday July 3rd. Tea will be served at 4 o’clock and the film shown at 4.30. Madeira will be served afterwards.

The film of Mr and Mrs Bridge based on the classic novel by Evan S Connell will be shown on Wednesday September 11th. Tea will be served at 4 o’clock and the film shown at 4.30. Madeira will be served afterwards.

As part of this year’s Insiders/Outsiders Festival celebrating the contribution of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe to British culture, Dr Nadia Valman will give a talk on ‘Anna Gmeyner and Elisabeth de Waal’ on Tuesday September 17th from 6–8. Wine and cheese straws will be served.

 In celebration of the writer Elizabeth von Arnim and our republication of her novel Expiation, the film of The Enchanted April will be shown on Wednesday October 2nd. Tea will be served at 4 o’clock and the film shown at 4.30. Madeira will be served afterwards.

Our edition of Virginia Woolf ’s A Room of One’s Own will be launched at a Lunch at the Hosking Houses Trust’s Church Cottage, Clifford Chambers near Stratford (a charity which provides women writers with a room of their own while they work on a book) on Thursday October 10th at 12.30.

Please ring the office to book for an event. The Lunches are £20, the Films £15, the Drinks and Tea £10.

A reminder: the Persephone Book Group is on the first Wednesday of the month at 6.30 and costs £10. Madeira and bread and cheese are served. Do please call the shop to book a place.

Find out more about past Persephone Events.

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