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The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales: Chiang Yee

28th March 2022 @ 11:00 am - 1:30 pm


Tutor: Will Poulter

 Chiang Lee left China and came to England in 1933. He travelled much of the country, and was a regular guest of Sir William Milner at Parcevall Hall.  He documented these times with writings and paintings, observed through the lens of a different culture and in a distinctly Chinese style.  His book The Silent Traveller in the Yorkshire Dales is one of a series he wrote whilst living in England in the 1930s and 40s. Join Will Poulter as he talks about Chiang Lee’s life, writings and paintings, and his intriguing depictions of the Yorkshire landscape.

Since 2001, William has worked in a variety of capacities for Leeds Library and also as a Communities Librarian. His career has included several roles in specialist departments.   He is currently a Librarian for the Business & IP Centre.

Prior to 2001, he studied art, design, illustration and photography at Leeds College of Art, and later completed a degree in Philosophy and Creative Writing.  Alongside his love of art, philosophy and literature, he has a particular passion for Oriental art and thinking, with a special interest in Zen and Ch’an ideas. William trained as a bookbinder and now volunteers in this capacity at the private Leeds Library.

This option includes lunch.


28th March 2022
11:00 am - 1:30 pm