Roger Deakin, A Life To Come

A live streamed and socially distanced talk at Diss Corn Hall

Roger Deakin, local writer (Waterlog, Wildwood), environmentalist and film-maker, died 14 years ago; but his reputation and legacy have burgeoned since. And soon the biography. Its author is Patrick Barkham, himself one of the naturalists and writers who have flourished since Deakin. Patrick Barklham writes regularly for the Guardian and is the author of IslanderBadgerlandButterfly Isles and most recently Wise Child. He lives in Norfolk. He will talk about the book he is now working on – and perhaps hear from those who knew Roger.

Patrick will be in conversation with Titus Rowlandson, who lives in Roger’s famous timber-framed house and is the author of Life at Walnut Tree Farm. Chairing the event will be Terence Blacker, a local friend of Roger and co-editor of his posthumous diaries, Notes from Walnut Tree Farm.

Approx 1hr 45mins incl Q&A and book signing

Tickets for this event will also be available as a livestream which you will be able to access from your home. If you buy a livestream ticket the Corn Hall will contact you on the week of the event to email you the streaming link. Please ensure that you have provided the Corn Hall with your correct email address.

*IMPORTANT* Tickets must be purchased from the Corn Hall directly. The Corn Hall have designated seating which people need to select themselves. If people are happy to sit with close friends who they have been socialising with, then just one person should buy the tickets, eg 4 ticket purchase or they’ll be seated apart/not together. Tickets are capped at 4 per group.

  • Event tickets: W&BA members can receive £2 off the ticket price by quoting ‘W&BDeakin20’
  • Live streamed tickets: W&BA members can receive £1 off the ticket price by quoting ‘W&BDeakin2020’


27 Sep 2020


3:00 pm


£12.50 venue / £6.50 live streamed

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The Corn Hall
Diss, Norfolk, UK


The Corn Hall
01379 652241

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Waveney & Blyth Arts
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