A COURSE ON THE HISTORY OF LONDON THROUGH ITS ARTISTS & CRAFTSMEN ---- LONDON AT PEACE & AT WAR IN THE FIRST HALF OF THE 20th CENTURY

Monday, November 19, 2018 (All day)

This is a 10 day study course which started in October, but each day can be enjoyed as a separate entity.

If you would like to join on one particular day contact  suecolinmills@yahoo.co.uk

Day of the week: Mondays

Time:     10.30 for 10.45 – 3.30 approx.

Venue:   Art Workers Guild, 6 Queen Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1N 3AT
The end of World War I changed London. In the age of changing transport, new roads and railways extending the capital out into the suburbs, as well as the new entertainment medium of the wireless, a 'modern' city began to emerge: red phone boxes and an automatic telephone system were introduced. The first schematic Tube map was designed by Harry Beck. London's creative industries expanded. It was still the centre of the empire, the hub of a trading and communications network that stretched round the globe. We also look at the wonderful artists of the second world war, and the excitement of the new world of the Festival of Britain.  It is against this backdrop that we will explore the life of London through its artists and craftsmen in the first half of the 20th century.
 2018 
DAY 1   1 October     THE ART WORKERS GUILD                                  Anne Anderson
                                   Afternoon visit:  Walk to Holy Trinity, Sloane Square & Harrods
DAY 2   29 October   THE ARTISTS OF WORLD WAR I                            Val Woodgate
                                   Afternoon visit:   Tate or Imperial War Museum  

DAY 3   19 November  SPORTING VENUES:  STADIUMS & LIDOS             Simon Inglis
                                   Afternoon visit:   Guided visit to Lords Cricket Ground (tbc).
DAY 4  10 December  FRAMES THROUGH THE CENTURIES                    Julia Korner
                                    Afternoon visit:   The National Portrait Gallery
2019
DAY 5   7 January       20th CENTURY THEATRE                                     Giles Ramsay
                                    Afternoon visit:   Guided visit to the National Theatre (tbc)
DAY 6   28 January     ART BETWEEN THE WARS                                  Val Woodgate
                                     Afternoon visit:   Tate or Imperial War Museum
DAY 7  18 February     ART DECO                                                           Anne Anderson
                                     Afternoon visit:     Tea at the Park Lane Hotel (tbc) 
DAY 8  11 March         ARTISTS OF WORLD WAR II                                Val Woodgate
                                     Afternoon visit:   Tate or Imperial War Museum
DAY 9   1 April              LONDON'S PRE & POST WAR ARCHITECTURE  Colin Davies
                                      Afternoon visit:   A guided architecture walk
DAY 10  29 April           THE FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN & ITS LEGACY          Sally Hoban
                                      Afternoon visit:   The South Bank                                                                                       

Cost:      FULL DAY :   £37.50  for the whole course (coffee & biscuits included)
              MORNINGS ONLY:       £27.50    per morning (coffee & biscuits included)
Contact: suecolinmills@yahoo.co.uk

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