Future events

6th April 2020, Gladstone’s Library, Hawarden
My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall
Details and booking here.

8th June 2020, The Birmingham and Midland Institute
Pre Raphaelite Mythbuster: Gossip, Scandals and Secrets
Did Elizabeth Siddall’s hair really grow in her coffin? Why did Effie Gray really divorce Ruskin? Did Rossetti really seduce all his models? Why was Swinburne considered so shocking? What made Christina Rossetti break off her engagements? This lecture will look at the evidence and explore a number of myths surrounding the Victorian artists associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.
Details here.


Previous events

Friday 29th March, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
‘My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall’
More information here.

Saturday 6th April, St Michael & All Angels Church, Stoke Prior
Poetry night with Alison Brackenbury, hosted by Serena
For more information please contact me using the ‘Contact me‘ page

Friday 26th April, Morris Memorial Hall, Kelmscott
‘My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall’
More information here.

8-10th May, Birmingham City University
Culture, Costume and Dress conference
More information here.

Sunday 19th May, St Saviour’s Church, Hitchin
‘Elizabeth Siddall: Pre-Raphaelite Muse, Artist, Poet’
More information here.

3-5th July, Penzance LitFest
‘My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall’
More information here.

20-21st September, National Gallery, London
‘Truth, Beauty and Power: Ruskin and British Art’
Ruskin Bicentenary conference

3rd October, Birmingham Literature Festival, BCU Conservatoire
I’m delighted to be chairing Muses and Furies, readings by five brilliant contemporary female poets. Details here.

13th October, Radio 3, programme to mark the anniversary of Siddall’s exhumation.
You can listen here.

1st November, National Portrait Gallery, London
An evening of Elizabeth Siddall with Serena Trowbridge, Jan Marsh and Gillian Allnutt as part of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisters exhibition. Details here.

16th November, Red House, Bexleyheath
‘My Ladys Soul: The Poetry of Elizabeth Siddall. I’ll be visiting to Red House to talk about My Lady’s Soul and discuss Siddall’s emergence as a craftswoman, her skills as a poet and writer, and read some of her wonderful poetry.
Further details here.

12-13th December, University of York
Pre-Raphaelite Sisters conference