Live stream - A Return to Metroland: Julian Barnes in conversation

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    Start date13th November 2022
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    Start Time4pm
    End Time5:30pm
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Join writer Julian Barnes, Sebastian Groes & Geeta Ludhra in conversation with Sean Keegan, for a fascinating afternoon exploring Metroland.

The Chalk Cherries and Chairs Landscape Partnership, in association with the Being Human Festival, present ‘A Return to Metroland: Julian Barnes in conversation’, at Amersham Museum

Due to popular demand, the in person event has sold out , so we have added a live stream option, for you to watch live from your home – please book your ticket to receive the live stream link and details closer to the event date.

Booker Prize winning writer Julian Barnes with Sebastian Groes and Geeta Ludhra join Sean Keegan in conversation about the echoes of Britain’s changing identity and the sense of place in modern literary fiction. They will reflect especially on Barnes’ first novel Metroland (1980), the changing nature of the communities clustered along London’s Metropolitan line and the impact of the line extension in 1892 which opened up access to the Chilterns countryside from its termini at Amersham and Chesham, the farthest flung of all the London Underground stations.

The event will include a discussion of place and identity in Metroland, an interactive (for those attending in person) quiz featuring the work of Julian Barnes, and a presentation of new research about changing literary tastes in the United Kingdom.

Live stream event will begin at 4pm, until approx 5:30pm.

Have you visited Amersham Museum before? If not, it’s well worth a visit – based largely in a medieval hall house, Amersham Museum explores life in the town in 1580, 1775, 1892, 1939 and 1964. For more information, see below.

Also part of Buckinghamshire History Festival – bringing our past to life this November with tours, talks, and theatre. Find out more at 

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