Paintings, Princes and Pop: Upcoming Talks

I’m very pleased to share details of some of my upcoming talks. The below events are part of the Pavilion Tales series at the Royal Pavilion. 

5 March 2020: Many painters in Canton: Exploring Chinese Export Paintings at the Royal Pavilion

In the mid-1980s, two sets of Chinese export paintings were acquired for display in the Royal Pavilion. Join me as I use these fascinating images to explore the colourful history of Chinese export paintings.

2 April: Countless Different Wheels: George IV and the Battle of Austerlitz

George IV’s visit to the Royal Pavilion in December 1805 coincided with the Battle of Austerlitz. Join me as I explore George IV’s interest in this historic battle, and the popular culture it inspired.

23 April: My My: Contemporary Music and the Royal Pavilion Estate

The composer Giaochino Rossini performed in the Music Room at the Royal Pavilion in 1823, and the Royal Pavilion Estate has been associated with contemporary music ever since. Join me as I explore some of the famous faces that have performed on the Pavilion Estate, from the 1960s to the present day.

All of the above talks take place from 12pm at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton, and are around 25-30 minutes in length. There is time for a Q&A after each talk, and an opportunity to take a closer look at the images referred to. All of the above talks are free with admission to the Royal Pavilion. The Pavilion Tales talk series is very popular, and seating is on a first come, first served basis – so arrive on time to prevent disappointment.

If you use Facebook, and would like to get a reminder about each talk, you can join the Facebook events by following these links:

  • 5 March – Chinese Export Paintings – click here
  • 2 April – Battle of Austerlitz – click here
  • 23 April – Music on the Royal Pavilion Estate – click here

Look forward to seeing you at one of the above talks!

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