31st October 2017

A Taste of Cornwall

Keith Holmes

In his talks, photographer and speaker Keith Holmes shows superb photographs of 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 anecdotes or history is sewn into the fabric of the tale. A popular speaker, this will be Keith’s sixth visit to this society.

Cornwall’s coastline attracts millions of visitors there each year with tourism a mainstay in the County’s economy. In recent years there’s been a new dimension to this with fine restaurants serving locally sourced food and drink for 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.

Included are 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.


The Society meets at the Hull Royal Hotel, 170 Ferensway, Hull HU1 3UF

All lectures are presented in the Royal Suite and start at 7.30pm prompt.


Doors are normally open at 6.45pm but access may be delayed if lecture preparations are not complete.


The audience are requested to please be in their seats before 7.25pm

The Hull Literary & Philosophical Society is registered as a Charity No 507226