I am also so delighted to be organising this walk on March 11th.
Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot (28 May 1888 – 22 January 1947)
‘Let's talk about Vivienne’
An Artist Led Walk by Elspeth Penfold with Turner Contemporary
‘Walking the Wasteland’ Research Group
Saturday March 11th 2017 11.00 a.m. - 1.30 p.m.
Meet: Turner Contemporary
Finish: Dreamland Margate
‘Let's talk about Vivienne’ is an artist led walk by Elspeth Penfold with the Turner Contemporary ‘Walking with the Waste Land’ research group. As part of International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2017 we will openly and collaboratively celebrate Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot’s influence in the writing of the Waste Land with sited readings and interventions along the walk and reflect on the contribution of the ‘ghost women’ in TS Eliot's writing. Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot has been seen variously as a femme fatale who enticed Eliot into marriage or his muse without whom some of his most important work would never have been written.
The Walking with The Waste Land group have been preparing for this walk and already have some wonderful ideas in place.
We are doing a bit of fieldwork and will be undertaking a discordant walk on Wednesday January 19th. I will keep posting as things progress.
Tickets for the walk on Saturday March 11th can be booked through POW Thanet, we have limited numbers, so book as soon as you can! We look forward to walking with you.