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Aug 14

Keith Holmes

 

Keith HolmesIn his talks, photographer and speaker Keith Holmes shows superb photographs of city, coast and countryside and examines the landscapes, buildings and stories that lie within.

Keith is a natural enthusiast, his attention to detail, in-depth investigations and breathtaking photographs lead the viewer through some of the most exquisite landscapes in England and beyond.  When characters are encountered along the way, he ensures that their anecdote or history is sewn into the fabric of the tale to give his talks a blend of scenery and personality.  Keith carefully selects themes from a myriad of inspirations; desirable residences, the Cotswolds and Rome to name but a few.

His clients include some of the country’s foremost speaker societies, luncheon clubs and National Trust associations.  He is regularly asked to return and, for example, in February made his seventh visit to the Cork Literary & Scientific Society in Ireland.

Keith lives in Derbyshire.

A Taste of Cornwall

Cornwall’s coastline attracts millions of visitors each year with its beaches, surf, cliffs and harbours.  Whilst tourism is now a mainstay in the County’s economy, for generations of Cornish people it was mining, fishing and agriculture that provided a living.

In recent years there’s been a new dimension to Cornwall’s economy with locally produced food and drink proving a hit with the discerning diner.

From the towering cliffs and surf of the north coast to the pretty coves and harbours in the south, this talk makes an epicurean journey through England’s most westerly county.  There’s the award winning vineyard in the Camel valley and the Tregothnan estate, the only place in England to grow tea commercially.  Take delight in the magical Lost Gardens of Heligan where the productive gardens are still worked in a time-honoured way, see how pasties are made on the Lizard and finally visit the fishing village of Portloe for a cream tea.  There’s lots of history along the way.

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