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John Constable and Osmington

A new Special Feature is available to hear on our Listen page. Two hundred years ago John Constable and his wife spent their honeymoon at Osmington Vicarage in October and November 1816. From his many expeditions came some of those very famous paintings. This two part show,  performed by Tim Laycock and Colin Thompson, celebrates the occasion and is illustrated by music, song, stories and readings. Other aspects of Constable’s life and inspirations, such as Suffolk, Salisbury Cathedral and Stonhenge are also included. Part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of his time in Osmington Village and surrounds, the show was recorded in Osmington Village Hall before an enthusiastic audience.