The Legendary Rossettis
I am really looking forward to speaking about the Rossetti family at London’s beautiful Highgate Cemetery. Come along and hear about which Rossettis share a very special tomb in this stunning ‘Victorian Valhalla’ (and which members controversially elected to be buried elsewhere).
The Rossettis’ aunts (sisters to John Polidori) are also buried at Highgate, and I will discussing their considerable influence on the Rossetti children. Click HERE for more details. Hope to see you there!
Poetic Music with Deborah Rose
Welsh songstress Deborah Rose performs songs from her forthcoming debut album Song Be My Soul , featuring the works of Shakespeare, Tennyson and Christina Rossetti amongst other original songs. She has a truly beautiful voice as well as a sensitive ear for nineteenth-century poetry, and this is a wonderful opportunity to hear her in person. Don’t miss it! Watch the blog for an upcoming interview with Deborah about song-writing and poetry. Click HEREfor details.
Dinah Roe talks about Christina Rossetti on Radio 3, ‘The Verb’
Listen on BBC iplayer. Show available until Friday, 23 December
Dinah Roe, author of a new book on the Rossettis, joins Ian and Gillian to discuss the poetry and life of the writer, daughter of the exiled Italian poet Gabriele Rossetti and Frances Polidori whose family lit up the cultural life of Victorian London. The National Poet of Wales Gillian Clarke celebrates Christina Rossetti’s work and explains why Rossetti’s Christmas carol ‘In the Bleak Midwinter’ is probably her favourite poem ever.
Producer Allegra McIlroy.
Pre-Raphaelite Society Talk
Dinah will be speaking about the art of the Pre-Raphaelite picture-frame, concentrating on Gabriel Rossetti’s practice of inscribing verses directly onto his frames.