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Satire to Sublime: British Art from Hogarth to Turner
Find out how eighteenth and early nineteenth-century painters grappled with the rapid changes of life in eighteenth and nineteenth-century Britain.
Listen to National Gallery experts on Hogarth’s satirical look at British life, Wright of Derby’s provocations around scientific ethics and Turner’s confrontations with modernity and progress and learn about key developments in British painting c.1745-1845, focussing on portraits, landscapes and scenes of everyday life in the National Gallery’s collection.
Thu, 21 March 2019 11:00 – 16:00 GMT
The Sainsbury Wing Theatre, National Gallery, Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 5DN
Enjoy an afternoon exploring the history of Southwark Cathedral. Join U3A members to listen to a talk from a Southwark Cathedral historian about the many connections between the ancient area of Bankside and the cathedral including the historical links with local entertainment and the Borough Market. A tour of the Cathedral will explore the close ties with Shakespeare’s theatrical world.
Frday 10 May 2019 1.30 pm to 4.00 pm
1.30 pm - Welcome to Southwark Cathedral
1.35 pm - 2.30 pm - Guy Rowston - Southwark Cathedral Historian
An insight to the connections between Southwark Cathedral and the ancient area of Bankside. Hear the many historical links with local entertainment and the Borough Market which is London's oldest food market.
2.30 pm - 3.05 pm - Enjoy refreshments served by the refectory. Explore the Cathedral shop and Church Yard.
3.05 - 4.00 pm - Tour
Discover the links between the church and the theatre. Southwark Cathedral was the scene of baptisms, burials and marriages for the actors and playwrights who graced the stage of Elizabethan and Stuart theatre.
*U3A members will be split into two groups and will rotate between the talk and the tour
Cost : £15.00 with refreshments.
Southwark Cathedral London Bridge London SE1 9DA