2023 Event

Marie-Elsa Bragg – ‘Towards Mellbreak’

Marie-Elsa Bragg is a writer, lecturer, Anglican priest and a Duty Chaplain at Westminster Abbey.  Her novel ‘Towards Mellbreak’ is a hymn to the landscape of Cumbria ‘an impassioned elegy for a way of life … a remarkable gift for observation’ (Mail on Sunday). She has appeared at the Hay Literary Festival, the Proms at St. Judes, on BBC R4, Radio Scotland, and RTE. The daughter of Melvyn Bragg, her recent book ‘Sleeping Letters’ is a personal expression of long-held grief for her late mother. ‘this exquisite book …  moving, challenging, hauntingly beautiful’ Bel Mooney  (Daily Mail).

Marie-Elsa gave a Zoom talk for us in 2021 and we are glad to welcome her at last in person!

BOX OFFICE: 01765 605508 and Ripon Library, in person, or 01609 536623

Share with friends

Ticket sales open early September


Date and time:

Saturday 4 November 3.00 pm


Tickets £12 inc tea and cake

Contact us:

Phone: 01765-605508

Follow us:

All 2023 Events

Summer Celebrity Concert

The Wihan Quartet

The London Revue Company

Duo Diez

Duo Diez

Ninebarrow Folk Band

The Often Herd Bluegrass Band

Music at Markenfield Hall

Trio Shaham Erez Wallfisch

Lempen Puppet Theatre ‘The Amazing Thing’

A Room of One’s Own

Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band

Louise Thomson

Gala Concert

Royal Northern Sinfonia​

Autumn Celebrity Concert

Vintage! Red Priest

Marie-Elsa Bragg – ‘Towards Mellbreak’