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Here is what to do this Bank Holiday Monday

Alex Ramsay – photographer; Liz Lefroy – poet


at Workhouse Gallery, Presteigne LD8 2UF  (01544 267 8640)

11 am, Monday 25th August (lasts about an hour)


as part of the Presteigne Festival ……..from their website:

Os         Poetry and Photography
This year’s Workhouse Gallery exhibition features prints from Os, a work in progress by Presteigne-based photographer Alex Ramsay, considering bones and the various meanings
they hold for us. At this event he is joined by poet Liz Lefroy, winner of the 2011 Roy
Fisher Prize, who will read from her recently published pamphlet Mending the Ordinary.
Alex will give a brief outline and answer questions about his Os project.

Liz has written poems specifically for this exhibition.. so I am pretty sure this may be your only chance – certainly your very first chance to hear these new poems. If you think – oh I can see her in Shrewsbury so I won’t bother.. think again … I have spent the last hour looking into Alex Ramsay and the Workhouse Gallery on the internet and am, well, overwhelmed….


here’s a taster: ALEX RAMSAY – from his website

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His photographs have appeared in many many magazines and books worldwide. In England he has had a lot of work in Country Life and Country Living but has collaborated in many books eg Gardens of Wales, and above are a few of my personal favourites. His website says that Alex Ramsay specialises in the photography of lifestyle, gardens, architecture and travel. But the word that struck me, in light of Monday’s private view and reading, is that he specialises in the photography of INTERIORS …

I am so intrigued to see what this exhibition is like.

THE WORKHOUSE GALLERY – itself sounds an absolutely fascinating place with a great heart. I was somewhat put off by its address of Industrial Estate, Presteigne  but inside are people restoring antique carpets, who have weaved for the National Trust, who have a workshop in the mountains of Bulgaria and source ethically hand woven carpets, rugs, kilims and textiles from all over the world.

They also have a retail gallery in which they sell toys, tools, textiles, teacups and I imagine things that start with a to z aswell, and they are all ethically made.


In their cafe they serve light lunches, locally sourced

If you know Liz Lefroy – you will know how loving, grounded, centred and giving she is in both her writing and her life. And how good her poetry is

WHAT A COMBINATION !!!!!!!!!!  And that’s all I have to say on the matter

Oh – except perhaps – don’t come after all… I want this experience all to myself !!

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