A celebration of Roger Lancelyn Green

About This Project

Oxton Books, the independent book shop in the foyer of the Williamson, presents a weekend of events dedicated to the author and Wirral resident Roger Lancelyn Green.

Following the centenary of his birth last November, the weekend of Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th March will be a celebration of his literary legacy as a children’s author and biographer.

The programme of events includes:

All weekend:

Films: artist Judith Railton made short videos of Lancelyn Green’s walled garden at Poulton Hall featuring artworks commissioned by Lancelyn Green’s wife June.

Children’s workshops: Artist Pamela Sullivan will be leading workshops for children.

Exhibition: See here for details.

Saturday 23rd March, 11am:  Interactive discussions with Professor Jill Rudd and Dr Andrew Hamer on the origins of “The Adventures of Robin Hood”, and “Myths of the Norsemen”.

Saturday 23rd March, 2pm: readings from “Robin Hood” by David Charters, with musical accompaniment.

Saturday 23rd March, 3pm: local storytellers Andy Johnson, David Brown and Mary Rickett each tell a tale selected from Lancelyn Green’s collections of Folk Tales, Legends of King Arthur and Norse Myths.

Sunday 24th March, 2pm: “I have an Inkling”, a performance by John Gorman about the Oxford literary group with which Green was affiliated, which also included J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis.  This will be accompanied with music by Keith Wilson.

There will be children’s activities available all day Saturday, and a display in Gallery 6 throughout the weekend.

For more events at the Williamson, please check our Events pages.


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