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7 October - 26 October 2019

The George Eliot Connection

Monday 7 - Saturday 26 October 2019 
Opening during theatre opening hours (10:30am - 5:00pm - times may vary).

Coventry Photographic Society and the George Eliot Connection

An insightful and fascinating exhibition of work that looks at the many local places that informed the world-famous novels of George Eliot.

Coventry Photographic Society is delighted to be staging their debut exhibition in collaboration with the George Eliot Fellowship to celebrate the Bicentenary of the birth of Coventry’s famous resident.

You’ve read the books, seen the series and now you can place the locations…

Six out of George Eliot’s eight novels were set in the Midlands and draw on stories she heard and characters she knew in and around North Warwickshire. Her fiction gave her imagination the chance to live again in the beautiful countryside she knew and loved and to dip back into what she later called 'the memory of that warm little nest where my affections were fledged'.

The exhibition will display copies of photographs taken in 1919 with the kind permission of Culture Coventry History Archives alongside contemporary images taken of those same locations in 2019 by society members.

The exhibition is free to view and will be open to all during theatre opening hours (please check in advance to confirm) from Monday 7 – Saturday 26 October.


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