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Play on Words Festival – Ten Writers One House

April 26 @ 14:30 to 15:30

As part of the Play on Words Festival with Speaker: Jenny Ridd

Jenny Ridd, historian and writer, lived in an old house visited by Pre Raphaelite poets and painters Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal. The house also hosted a guidebook-writing lithographer; an Exeter artist and newspaper publisher; a one-book geologist; a Georgian lesbian diarist; a published archaeologist who dug up his own back garden; and a comedy writer. In retirement Jenny was Events Organiser at the Shipwreck Museum in Hastings and latterly became a trustee of five heritage establishments. For 10 years she was a contributor to Devon Life magazine and has written many articles for various publications and local newspapers. Jenny’s first book was “A Destiny Defined: Dante Gabriel Rossetti and Elizabeth Siddal in Hastings”. Jenny now lives in Devon, her home county, and continues her interest in history with talks and research on the Georgian Navy  and Nelson’s Admirals. Genre: History

Friday 26 April, 2:30pm – 3.30pm


April 26
14:30 to 15:30
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The Palace Theatre
01803 665800
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The Palace Theatre
Palace Avenue
Paignton, Devon TQ3 3HF United Kingdom
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01803 665800
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The Palace Theatre Paignton