Lady Anne’s watercolours, diaries and letters provide unparalleled insights into Cape Town during the beginning of the British occupation, despite being here for only four and a half years (1797 – 1802). Former director of the Press and Professor of English emeritus at Bucknell University, Pennsylvania, Greg Clingham (pictured below) will give an illustrated talk, exclusively for Culture Connect when he is next visiting Cape Town. This was scheduled for April but has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Venue: Vineyard Hotel which includes the house Lady Anne had built and lived in, briefly with her husband who was Secretary to the Cape colony. (Near to the talk is a permanent exhibition about the Barnards.) Our host is Ariadne Petousis, whose family owns the hotel.
Time: 6:30pm to 7:45pm, with an optional dinner at the Vineyard afterwards.
Cost: R200 early, then R250, R350 for cash on the night. Price includes refreshments and a full briefing, including suggested reading list. Dinner at your own expense.
This event was scheduled during lock down; a new date will be when Prof Clingham is visiting Cape Town again.
Image above: part of the panorama painted by Lade Anne from the Castle of Good Hope.