The Mary Webb Society

Summer School, our main event of the year will take place at The Mascall Centre, Lower Galdeford, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1RZ. There will also be an evening concert at St Laurence’s church, Ludlow. Ludlow is a beautiful historic market town in South Shropshire with plenty to offer visitors including its medieval castle, pretty half-timbered buildings and the tranquil river Teme.

 Details of the programme for the day and evening concert:

We are really getting excited about this event with such a varied and interesting programme and a wonderful evening concert.

Dr Gladys Mary Coles will be speaking on “Mary Webb and Music

Our guest speaker will be Professor Deborah Wynne who will present “Literary Textiles with Reference to the work of Mary Webb”

Our evening concert, The Joy of Music to celebrate the Shropshire landscape on the weekend of the summer solstice will be held in the magnificent historic church of St Laurence in the heart of Ludlow. The concert will feature an evening of  pastoral music from Vinter, Stanford, Finzi, Berkeley, Schumann and Beethoven interspersed with readings from the works of Mary Webb.

The programme will be  performed by eminent musicians; Robin Rubenstein, piano, Mark Lacey, clarinet and  Rob Northcott, musician & composer who will be performing a new composition,”Green Pulse” a soundscape inspired by the Shropshire landscape so beloved of Mary Webb.

Robin Rubenstein has performed as solo pianist and chamber musician throughout England and the U.S. She taught at The Royal Academy and Royal College of Music.

Mark Lacey has performed regularly with many of the U.K.’s leading opera companies including English National Opera, Welsh National Opera and English Touring opera.

Rob Northcott is a classically trained musician, composer, orchestrator and performer specialising in neo-classical concert works. He has a diverse musical background and can compose in a wide variety of musical genres.

We are delighted to be able to present a concert of this quality to our members and the public.

Saturday 22nd June 2019 at (Doors open 7.00)


Tickets will be £10 in advance for Mary Webb Society members   (Tickets can be ordered on the summer school booking form)

£12 from Ludlow Assembly Rooms in person or on-line at 

Or from Castle Bookshop, 5 Castle St,Ludlow SY8 1AS  or on the door.

18s and under go free

Mark Lacey and Robin Rubenstein

Rob Northcott

Took place on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at

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