Cutting Through Time with Jenny Uglow

At the Words by the Water Festival, Jenny Uglow will talk about her book, Sybil & Cyril.

100 in stock

East of England
12:00 pm
About the Event

Cyril Power and Sybil Andrews were together for twenty years, becoming famous for their dynamic artwork: streamlined linocuts full of movement and brilliant colour that encapsulated the hectic interwar years. They also explored fading traditions. Jenny Uglow shares their struggles and triumphs, conflicts and dreams as we follow them from Suffolk to London, from the New Forest to Vancouver.

Jenny Uglow grew up in Cumbria and now lives in Canterbury. Her books include prize-winning biographies of Elizabeth Gaskell and William Hogarth. The Lunar Men, published in 2002, was described by Richard Holmes as ‘an extraordinarily gripping account’, while Nature’s Engraver: A Life of Thomas Bewick, won the National Arts Writers Award for 2007 and A Gambling Man: Charles II and the Restoration was shortlisted for the 2010 Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction. Jenny is Chair of the Council of the Royal Society of Literature.

Image credit – Johnny Ring