Thanksgiving Dinner and Book Launch 2008

MelissaDeidre1The Hypatia Trust's 12th Thanksgiving Dinner took place at Trevelyan House on Thursday 27th November. As usual, it was very well subscribed. So many people wanted to attend that a few late applicants had to be disappointed.

The event was linked to the Launch of the book A Passion for Nature - 19th Century Naturalism in the Circle of Charles Alexander Johns.

The book was written by Deirdre Dare and Melissa Hardie and is published by Patten Press & Jamieson Library.

MelissaDeidre2The evening began with bubbly and canapés at The Old Custom House, which is directly opposite Trevelyan House, and is another of Penzance's historic buildings.

We were there at the invitation of Barnes Thomas Fine Arts, and the authors signed copies of their book for the guests.

After the reception the guests crossed the street to Trevelyan House for the Thanksgiving dinner presented by Justin Ashton and staff of The Lime Tree Restaurant.

There were so many guests that the buffet meal was consumed in all the available rooms in both the restaurant and the Hypatia Trust offices.