Simonsbath Festival
Celebrating Music, Art, Talks & Walks on Exmoor from May Day to Midsummer
6 May to 21 June 2019

In Byron’s Wake: the turbulent times of his wife and daughter (Ada Lovelace)

Wednesday 5th June at 7:30, St. Luke's Church

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Miranda Seymour, author of the award-winning 'In My Father’s House', has written many acclaimed novels and biographies, including lives of Mary Shelley, Robert Graves, Ottoline Morrell, Virginia Cherrill and Helle Nice, the Bugatti Find Miranda. ‘In Byron’s Wake’ considers Ada Lovelace of Ashley Combe, Porlock (now recognised for her work alongside Charles Babdage as a pioneer of computing), as ‘brilliant, ebullient, eccentric, vivacious, egocentric and oddly dressed, who had her mother’s discipline and her father’s volatility’.

Those attending this event may be interested in taking part in the Exmoor Society conducted walk taking place on the day after this event (on 6th June) which will visit Culbone Church where there is a memorial to Ada.  

Wine, Tea, Coffee and Ice Creams. A pre-booked light supper is available during the interval (see booking form).

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In Byron’s Wake: the turbulent times of his wife and daughter (Ada Lovelace)
St. Luke's Church Seating Plan