Out of the Frame: Illustrated Performance by Joe Treasure

Date(s) - 22nd Nov 2022

St Philip & St James Church


A sequence of poems by Joe Treasure, richly illustrated with famous paintings. Art from six centuries is brought dramatically to life through the imagined voices of the artists or the figures in their paintings.
Among others, you’ll hear from a trio of disdainful goddesses, a couple of First World War veterans (one British, one German), a bored bartender, a woman hurrying to meet her lover in nineteenth-century Paris, the bewildered wife of a medieval Italian merchant and a modern couple falling out over a picture in a gallery.

Joe grew up in Cheltenham and says the library and the museum were his favourite haunts when he was a teenager. After graduating from Oxford, Joe became a teacher specialising in English and drama. He will be joined in this performance by his sister Liz Treasure.

Joe is the author of three novels: The Male Gaze (Picador, 2007), Besotted (Picador, 2010) and The Book of Air (Clink Street, 2017). His poem ‘Yes Paris’ was shortlisted in 2021 for the Bridport Poetry Prize.

Cost per person: £10, to include tea/coffee

Non-members welcome.

If you have any questions please phone Alison on 01242 519413.

Please book using one of the following options:

  • On-line bookings with a debit or credit card can be made using the form below. Alternatively you may reserve your place, select the ‘off-line’ payment option and pay by bank transfer or cheque.
  • Bank transfer – please email events@friendsofthewilson.org.uk and wait for confirmation that places are available before arranging your bank transfer.
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Places are not confirmed until payment is received.

Bank transfers should be made to Friends of The Wilson (or as much of that as the bank will accept) Sort Code 30-91-87 Account 00005816. The reference must include your surname plus as much of the event title as will fit, for example SMITH Treasure.

Please make cheques payable to Friends of The Wilson and send with a SAE or clearly written email address to Mrs Alison Pascoe, 77 Naunton Lane, Cheltenham, GL53 7AZ.


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