Special events 2013
Reading Poetry Festival 2013
- 5-9th June
MERL will be hosting the first Reading Poetry Festival, which will include the Finzi Lecture by Iain Sinclair; creative writing workshops, live poetry readings and a children's poetry day.
For full details, see the Reading Poetry Festival programme
Whiteknights Studio Trail
- 15 & 16 June
- 11am to 6pm
- Free admission
MERL will be hosting artist Hilary James, jewellery maker Cathy Newell Price and furniture maker Mark Ripley.
You will also be able to see Jenny Halstead's exhibtion An artist's year in the Harris Garden whilst enjoying tea and cake in our Studio Cafe. Jenny herself will be in her Studio on Christchurch Road for the trail.
Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic to enjoy in our beautiful, peaceful garden where you'll find a lovely lawn and picnic benches, so why not plan to break your trail here!
Hilary James & friends: songs, stories & traditions
Folk concerts & workshops, 2013
- A Day with the Mandolinquents
Sunday 7th July
Workshops & evening concert in the MERL garden
For details and to book, go to our Folk music series page