Book Festival: Pamela - Virtue Rewarded
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Experience this recreation of legendary blacksmith readings of the controversial ‘Pamela, or, Virtue Rewarded’, first published in 1740; an early edition of one of many parodies is held in Plymouth City Museum’s Cottonian Collection.

The village blacksmith would sit on his anvil and read from the book, exciting the villagers so much that they stole the keys to the church and rang the bells at the novel’s climax! 

Devonport-based Flameworks is an artist-run facility specialising in large-scale metals, raku ceramics and other art forms, including: traditional blacksmithing, armoury and jewellery making for historical re-enactment and contemporary artists combining ancient and modern techniques to produce exciting new work.

Location: Flameworks Creative Arts.

Free admission. 

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Plymouth International Book Festival - Flameworks Creative Arts

Flameworks Creative Arts Facility, 7 Richmond Walk, Devonport, Plymouth, PL1 4LL

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