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Jim Perrin Evening - 24/10/2008

The acclaimed outdoor and travel writer, Jim Perrin, will be at The Caban in Brynrefail (near Llanberis) for an evening of readings, lively discussion and a showing of The Western Lands - a beautifully shot short film (9 mins) about Jim's climb of The Old Man of Hoy on his 60th birthday.

The film won the Best Short Mountain Film at the 2007 Banff Film Festival. Filmed and directed by Grant Gee, who  is more widely known for his Joy Division film that came out this year, The Western Lands is a poetic documentary of love, loss and landscape.
 
Earlier this year Jim was awarded an Honorary Fellowship by Bangor University for services to mountaineering - and to writing; as well as being made a Fellow of The Welsh Academy. Born in Manchester to a Denbighshire family in 1947, Jim has lived in Wales since 1964 before recently making a base-camp in the French Pyrenees.

Peter Beaumont in The Observer called Jim the “…the pre-eminent writer on the British landscape…” and he was described by Professor Wyn Thomas of Swansea University as "the most outstanding, prose-writer of present-day Wales…” His incisive writing regularly appears in The Guardian's Country Diary.

When: Friday 24th October, 7.30 pm
Cost: £5
Booking: Caban 01286 685500 - food will be available from 6-7pm; drinks all evening.
For Further Details: 01766 522 765

Photo: Jim Perrin, © Ray Wood

Location: Caban, Brynrefail


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