Soup Talks: Charlotte Fairbairn – Tales from the Lowther estate and the Yellow Earl
Date: 10 May 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
£5 - £10 per personBook Here
£5 for the talk only
£10 for the talk with a bowl of homemade soup and focaccia bread.
Advanced booking is recommended through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
This talk will also be accessible online via Instagram Live.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5.30pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Lowther Estate’s curator, Charlotte Fairbairn shares an illustrated talk on the estate’s fascinating but troubled history and it’s promising future.
The infamous Yellow Earl (Hugh Lowther) bankrupted the richest estate in Britain in an extraordinarily short space of time, his achievements in spending were breath-taking and an example to us all. This informal talk looks at the stories and the future for the estate as it rebuilds and rethinks its role for the 21st century.
Charlotte joins us as part of our Wednesday night ‘Soup Talks’ series during which we host locals or people passing through the area to share their stories and expertise with a captive audience over a bowl of homemade soup! Often illustrated, each talk lasts approximately 40 minutes with time for questions and informal chat. The Stable Bar is open for drinks before and after the talk and those with tickets, get 10% off on the night.
About the speaker:
Charlotte Fairbairn was born in Scotland and has lived most of her adult life in Cumbria. She has written several novels, worked in the arts, politics and journalism and is the curator, writer, and general head of content at Lowther Castle.