Velázquez in the Making: Daniel Sobrino Ralston & Richard Ormond

2023-04-25T15:39:03+01:00November 28th, 2022||

The great Spanish artist Diego Velázquez was a painter of extraordinary ability. He achieved widespread renown, however, during the nineteenth century. Daniel Sobrino Ralston, Acting Associate Curator of Paintings 1600-1800 at the National Gallery, explores how Velázquez striking and newly stylish works were interpreted by connoisseurs, emulated by copyists and – occasionally – knocked off by charlatans. Arts [...]

Broadway Guided Heritage Walk

2021-04-19T18:32:05+01:00April 19th, 2021|, |

Enjoy a historical walk around the beautiful village of Broadway and discover the hidden history of this ancient village through its buildings and their associated stories. Little is recorded until 972 when King Edgar granted a Charter to the Benedictine Monastery of Pershore. Edgar, the peace-maker, introduced (the) ordnance of the ‘Hundreds’ where (shires) were [...]

Arts & Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation

2021-05-16T18:20:00+01:00January 23rd, 2020|, |

Arts and Crafts Gardens: Ursula Buchan & Marion Mako in conversation How and why they developed and where to see them. This talk will take the form of a dialogue between Ursula Buchan, garden and social historian, and Marion Mako, garden historian and garden designer, accompanied by images of some Arts and Crafts gardens and [...]

50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery

2020-03-06T14:06:09+00:00November 17th, 2019||

A conversation between Sir Roy Strong, Director 1959-1973, and Nicholas Cullinan, Director since 2015. The collections of the National Portrait Gallery provide a fascinating commentary on British history and culture with images from Henry VIII to Judy Dench, addressing questions of identity and achievement and promoting engagement with portraiture in all media. In this lively [...]

Director of the National Portrait Gallery Nicholas Cullinan to appear at the 2020 Broadway Arts Festival

2019-11-17T12:11:57+00:00November 17th, 2019|Lectures, The festival|

  We are pleased to announce that Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery will be appearing at our festival in conversation with our Patron, Sir Roy Strong who was the Director from 1959-1973, on "50 Years of the National Portrait Gallery" on Friday 12th June at 2pm. Nicholas took up his position as [...]

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