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The Lost Words

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Exhibition: The Lost Words

Saturday 26 March – Sunday 18 September 2022

This enchanting exhibition combines the creative talents of writer Robert Macfarlane and artist Jackie Morris to celebrate the relationship between language and the living world, and nature’s power to spark the imagination.

The exhibition is based on The Lost Words, the Sunday Times bestselling book, published in 2017. The Lost Words began as a response to the removal of the names of plants and animals from children’s dictionaries due to their lack of use in everyday life.

Suitable for all ages, the exhibition will feature 20 acrostic spell-poems and 50 beautiful watercolour and gold-leaf original paintings which were used to create the book.

A retreat for the eyes, mind and soul, this exhibition aims to reconnect adults and children to the natural world using the magic of words and art.

A touring exhibition organised by Compton Verney, with Hamish Hamilton and Penguin Books.

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Gold Raven © Jackie Morris
Magpie II © Jackie Morris
Otter © Jackie Morris
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26th March 22 - 18th September 22

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Additional Information

Admission to the exhibition is included in the general admission ticket.

Access Information
The exhibition is in Galleries III & IV, these galleries are accessible from the Historic House via a set of four steps with handrail or via the platform lift.