Saturday July 15th 2017 at 1 pm
at the Merz Barn, Cylinders, Elterwater, Ambleside
the event will be attended by:
Jens-Peter Voss, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
Richard Demarco C.B.E. Director of the Demarco European Art Foundation
Leith & Christine Hallatsch, the Mayor and Mayoress of Windermere
and members of the Windermere/Diessen Twinning Association
1 pm Light Luncheon for VIPs and Guests
2 pm Short recital of excerpts from Schwitters’ ‘Ursonate’ by Ian Hinde.
2.10 pm Introduction by Richard Demarco C.B.E. Director of the Demarco European Art Foundation: The significance of the year 1947 -some major turning points in the history of British art and culture.
2.25 pm The Mayor of Windermere Cllr. Leith Hallatsch and the Mayoress Christine Hallatsch: Welcome address to the Consul General, and an introduction to the Windermere/Diessen Twinning Association.
2.35 pm The Consul General is welcomed by a spokesperson for the Langdale Community
2.45 pm Jens-Peter Voss, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany: Official speech to honour the 70th anniversary of Kurt Schwitters’ last ‘Merzbau’, the Langdale Merz Barn.
3 pm The ceremony concludes.
Guests are welcome to stay on for a glass of wine and a musical programme with The Human Organs led by John Hall, and Carolyn Francis of the Lakeland Fiddlers (Border Bagpipes and Fiddle).
The Elterwater Merz Barn project is managed by the Littoral Arts Trust
Reg. Charity No. 1002365