A leading Cumbrian sculptor is to revive memories of one of his most celebrated predecessors at an event in Haverigg.

Troutbeck-based Shawn Williamson, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, will discuss the career of Josefina de Vasconcellos, who was born in London but lived and worked for many years in Langdale.

The daughter of a Brazilian diplomat, Josefina studied in Paris under Antoine Bourdelle who himself had been a student of the great Auguste Rodin. Her work was commissioned and displayed worldwide and she continued to create works long after others would have retired. She died in 2005, three months short of her 101st birthday.

Her last work, Escape to the Light, is situated overlooking the beach at Haverigg.

Shawn, who is currently working on a sculpture trail at Low Wood, Windermere, was one of Josefina’s students and thus continues a direct line of inspiration from Rodin himself.

The event on Saturday October 20 is organised by the Norman Nicholson Society, reflecting the friendship between the sculptor and the Millom poet.

It will also feature a talk by Chris Powell about the Harriet Trust, a charity closely associated with Josefina who was one of its founders.

The trust owned a beached trawler on the Duddon estuary, the Harriet, which was used to give deprived and disabled children a holiday. Chris is a former warden of the boat.

The event is at Haverigg Primary School on Atkinson Street, starting at 11am.

Admission is £6 (£5 for members of the society).

Places can be reserved by emailing normannicholsonsociety@gmail.com.

There will be an opportunity to walk to the beach to view Escape to the Light.

Attendees are asked to bring their own lunch.

The event will end around 4pm.

More information can be found at www.normannicholson.org.