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Brian Stater: World famous photos

Guests are always welcome at our lectures. Just come along and pay £7 on the door. No reservation required. Guildhall, Sandwich

Iconic photographs are embedded in our collective memory, from historic events to fabulous portraits and scenes of emotional joy. This talk analyses the power of these images.

Denise Heywood: Silk in South East Asia

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Luxurious, sumptuous silk, beloved of Kings and courts, priests and princesses, is a miracle of nature. The thread of silkworms, woven into fabric, its process guarded in China when discovered, became so valuable it...

Lydia Bauman: Monet to Matise

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The magnificent Royal Academy exhibition of 2016 opened the public’s eyes to the extent to which artists loved to cultivate their own gardens and how they were in turn inspired by them to create...

Pauline Chakmakjan – The Delicate Townhouses of Makiya – Japanese Architecture

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Makiya is one of the examples of a traditional from Japanese architecture, Machiya were, and sometimes still are, a combination of residence and business spaces for merchants of Kyoto. These buildings have certain charming...

John Snelson – Puccini, from Opera to Popular

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This lecture traces how Puccini’s music has spread from the opera house into digital culture. The sound of Puccini and what it conveys has also changed via high notes, romance, New York and penguins.

Andrew Davies – Canaletto in England

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In May 1746 the great Venetian artist Canaletto moved to England. For the next 9 years he created nearly 150 works of art showing us Georgian England, from the Lord Mayor's show and the...

Simon Whitehouse – Oscar Wilde: the Importance of Being Oscar.

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In this lecture we look at Oscar’s great literary successes, 5 smash hit plays in 3 years. Focusing on ‘The Importance of being Ernest’, one of the funniest, most performed and most frequently quoted...

Roger Mendham – Monopoly: A History

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Monopoly is one of the world’s most popular and enduring board games, but how well do you really know it? Take a photographic journey around the Monopoly boards and expect some surprises.