LECTURES

Arts Society Accredited Lecturer

Below are the lectures which I can offer to Arts Societies and other organisations.
These can be delivered in person or virtually

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THE MEN WHO MADE MENSWEAR

The story of mens tailoring over the past 200 years.

Told through the lives of the men who commissioned and created it.
This lecture deals with makers and their craft in Saville Row, Jermyn Street and elsewhere, and how they shaped the way men dress.
It also looks at the wider cultural shifts since Regency times which affected how men present themselves.

BRAVE NEW WORLD

How the arts and culture shaped Post War Britain.

In the aftermath of World War II art, architecture, fashion, film, music and theatre changed hugely.
Through the Abercrombie plan to remake London and create new towns, architects remade cities in modernist, brutalist ways. Angry young men took over the theatres.
In Soho, rock and roll was born and artists flocked to the Colony Rooms. After the gentle Ealing comedies came social realism.
The Festival of Britain showcased a brighter future. In Art, Hepworth and Heron, Bacon and Freud, Paolozzi and Hamilton were forging new directions.
Unburdened by the expectations of the past a new Elizabethan age was one of unlimited possibilities.

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THOSE SHOCKING YBAS

How did a small group of British artists storm the heights of the Royal Academy?

Starting at Goldsmiths art college in the mid 1980s, the Young British Artist movement made waves. With the backing of Charles Saatchi, these artists created art based on their own lives, feelings and bodies. Sex and Death were at the forefront of their creative processes. Damien Hirst, Sarah Lucas, Chris Ofylld, Tracey Emin are now amongst the most accomplished, successful artists in the world. How did they do it?