Joanna's talk at Daunt Books 11th April 2017

Talks and Events

  • Mon - Fri, June 5 - June 9 2017. 9.45am and 0.30am
    BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week 

    Juliet Stevenson and Joanna Moorhead read a radio adaptation of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington

Joanna still has a number of events at which she will be speaking:

Some previous events...

  • Weds, March 29 2017. 6.30pm
    Oxford Literary Festival

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  • Tues, April 11 2017. 6.30pm
    Daunt Books, 51 South End Road, London NW3
    Guardian journalist Joanna Moorhead tells the story of her lost relation, debutante Leonora Carrington, who ran away to Mexico and became a significant Surrealist artist and national treasure in her adopted land.

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  • Tues, April 18 2017. 7.30pm
    West Dean Literary Salon Series. Chichester
    NEW Literary Salon Series. Joanna Moorhead, award-winning freelance journalist will talk about her new biography of artist Leonora Carrington. Archive materials relating to Leonora Carrington from the Edward James Collection will be on display (7.30pm to 9.30pm).
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  • Thurs, April 20 2017. 7pm
    Waterstone's, 70 St John's Road, London SW11
    Join us at Waterstones Clapham for the launch of 'The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington'. Hear Joanna talk about her fascinating relative and pick up a signed copy of the book.
    The event is free but please email us at to reserve your place.

  • Sat, April 22 2017. 
    Theatre Delicatessen, Londom SE5
    A post-show conversation about Leonora Carrington and her story following a performance of The Hearing Trumpet based on Leonora's novel, presented by Dirty Market

  • Tues, April 25 2017. 7pm
    Lutyens & Rubinstein, 21 Kensington Park Road, London
    The Surreal artist and writer Leonora Carrington was born 100 years ago. Her biographer and distant cousin Joanna Moorhead joins us to discuss her life and their relationship.

  • Thurs, April 27 2017. 6.30pm
    Waterstone's Gower Street, London WC1E 6EQ

    An Evening in Celebration of Leonora Carrington with Joanna Moorhead and Sam Leith
    Join journalist and author of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead and critic Sam Leith for an evening in celebration of painter and writer Leonora Carrington, the debutante who ran away with the Surrealists.

  • Sat, May 6 2017. 6pm
    Fowey Festival, Fowey Town Hall
    Fowey Festival of Arts and Literature: Joanna Moorhead on The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington.

  • Thurs, May 25 2017.  7pm
    Pallant House Gallery, Chichester
    Coinciding with the publication of her new biography of Surrealist artist Leonora Carrington, Joanna Moorhead (co-curator of the Gallery’s 2010 exhibition ‘Surreal Friends’) explores the artist’s remarkable life from her privileged upbringing in Lancashire, her life in Mexico, and her friendships and love affairs with Max Ernst and others.

  • Fri, May 26 2017. 11.30am
    Charleston Festival
    Joanna Moorhead, author of The Surreal Life of Leonora Carrington, is in conversation with Joanna Biggs, co-publisher of the collected short stories of Leonora Carrington and author of All Day Long: A Portrait of Britain at Work.

  • Fri, June 2 2017. 11.30am
    Hay Festival
    Joanna Moorhead and executive producer Angus McQueen talk to BBC commissioning editor Emma Cahusac about her incredible life story, their fascination with this extraordinary artist, and how they brought her work to life for this film.  Featuring clips from the forthcoming documentary and followed by Q&A.
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