Lost Words evening for Sobell House

Seems like ages since I’ve written a blog.

With a GCSE Graphic Art project due in this week and January mock exams fast approaching I don’t seem to have much time.

A couple of weeks ago I went to an evening of ‘Lost Words’ in aid of Sobell House, Oxford at the Sheldonian Theatre. I’d been to The Lost Words evening with Jackie Morris and Robert Macfarlane before but I wasn’t quite ready for the evening ahead.

On top of the beautiful drawings and paintings from the very talented Jackie Morris and Spells from equally talented, Robert Macfarlane, the evening was hosted by Dr Rachel Clarke.

Between art, spells, chatting and music a number of people spoke about how Sobell House had helped them and their families. By the end of the evening I don’t think there was a dry eye in the whole building.

I’m a bit late blogging about the evening and quite a few people have beaten me to it including one of the guest speakers Mr Ed Finch

Mr Finch’s wife, Diane, had stayed at Sobell house before her death and her song she record there was one of the most moving parts of the evening. If you have a moment, please read Mr Finch’s blog Ed Finch 



Jackie Morris – Otter



About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Lost Words evening for Sobell House

  1. Exams are a busy time. I hope you make time for GCSEs and wildlife too!

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