Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot (28 May 1888 – 22 January 1947)
‘Let’s talk about Vivienne’
An Artist Led Walk by Elspeth Penfold with Turner Contemporary
‘Walking the Wasteland’ Research Group
Saturday March 11th 2017 11.00 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.
Meet: Turner Contemporary
Finish: Dreamland Margate
‘Let’s talk about Vivienne’ is an artist led walk by Elspeth Penfold with the Turner Contemporary ‘Walking with the Waste Land’ research group. As part of International Women’s Day celebrations in March 2017 we will openly and collaboratively celebrate Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot’s influence in the writing of the Waste Land with sited readings and interventions along the walk and reflect on the contribution of the ‘ghost women’ in TS Eliot’s writing. Vivienne Haigh-Wood Eliot has been seen variously as a femme fatale who enticed Eliot into marriage or his muse without whom some of his most important work would never have been written.