Performance: A Search For Perfection - Alexander Pope

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25 May 2017, 19:00

Room 20, Floor 2

Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Alexander Pope
by Jonathan Richardson
circa 1737
NPG 1179

Award winning blind storyteller Giles Abbott weaves the complexities of celebrated poet and savage satirist Alexander Pope’s life into a story of his art, his ambitions, his feuds with friends and literary rivals, exploring the conflicts both around and within this extraordinary man.

Giles Abbott is an award-winning storyteller. His repertoire includes Iron-Age myth from British and Norse traditions, Greek myths, and folk tales from around the world. He is the Storyteller in Residence at the Last Tuesday Society’s Museum Of Curiosities, and a regular at storytelling and literature festivals. He also works with children and adults using storytelling to promote confidence, increase literacy and inspire a love of words. Giles is also the UK’s only professional blind storyteller.

In partnership with Pope’s Grotto Preservation Trust.

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