Sue Barker ‘Calling the Shots’

2023-03-28T12:26:19+01:00March 28th, 2023|, |

We are delighted to announce that Sue Barker will be speaking at Broadway Arts Festival in June! Tennis and broadcasting legend Sue Barker shares the remarkable story of her life from her former tennis career as Britain’s No 1 player and world No 3, to her four decades on camera as an award-winning broadcaster. Following [...]

‘Car Design: Art and Engineering’ by Carsten Astheimer

2023-02-02T10:47:20+00:00December 3rd, 2022||

Design is the process where an idea comes to life, especially in car design; a mix of art and engineering, the result of a multi-disciplinary team often including tens of thousands of people. Although technology has changed dramatically, the art of creating a beautiful car has hardly changed at all. This illustrated talk by car [...]

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 [...]

Burnt Norton Gardens Literary Tour & Talk

2023-02-02T11:58:55+00:00November 23rd, 2022|, , , , |

A rare chance to visit the gardens at Burnt Norton, near Chipping Campden which inspired T S Eliot’s poem, the first of his Four Quartets. Owner Lady Harrowby will lead a guided tour of the gardens and explain the extraordinary history of the estate, renamed Burnt Norton after a disastrous fire in 1741 where the owner, [...]

‘Reread, Revisit, Rethink’ with Loyd Grossman

2023-03-16T15:34:08+00:00November 23rd, 2022||

Distinguished art historian, travel writer and broadcaster, Loyd Grossman, reflects on places he thought he knew well, but continues to find new and surprising insights.  His next book is on Paris, a city that he is now learning to know and enjoy much more intensely. Join him on this journey of rediscovery. "I reread, not because [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

2023-02-09T15:24:41+00:00November 22nd, 2022|, |

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

2023-02-09T13:57:49+00:00November 22nd, 2022|, |

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

Broadway Arts Colony Heritage Walk

2023-02-02T10:40:51+00:00November 22nd, 2022|, |

In the late 19th century Broadway turned from a sleepy backwater into a hub of creativity thanks to an influx of mainly American artists, writers and actors. Learn all about this world-famously influential colony on an informative, illustrated walk around beautiful Broadway with local art historian, Karen Bloch, and how one of the world's most [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

2023-04-27T17:15:36+01:00November 22nd, 2022|, , |

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

A Tour of 2 Private Broadway Gardens with Marion Mako

2023-02-27T13:02:54+00:00November 22nd, 2022|, , |

Broadway’s gardens have been the backdrop for artists, writers, actors and musicians for over a century. On this walking tour of two famous private gardens with Marion Mako, we shall hear about some of the stories behind those who created, inhabited and visited them, all looking their finest in June. Marion is a garden historian, [...]

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