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Oranges and Lemons is an English nursery rhyme which refers to the bells of several churches, all within or close to the City of London; its roots go back to the 18th century.Using the rhyme as a road map, City of London Guide & Lecturer Jill Finch will take you on a stroll through the streets of the City and the East End to visit the various churches and look at their history.Jill will be giving the talk in the library so you can join us here, or you can tune in via Zoom.See More
This Saturday, July 31st, between 11-11.45am, Barbican Library will be hosting a performance given by a trio of London Symphony Orchestra (LSO) musicians: Naoko Keatley (violin), Anna Bastow (viola) and Jennie Brown (cello). They will be playing a mix of well-known pieces as well as some contemporary works. This event is free and there is no need to book - just drop in to the Library!See More
'For most of history Anonymous was a woman’ and although there have always been women in the City we did not always see or hear them. This talk by City Guide Jill Finch looks at how different women coped with life in the Square Mile over the centuries. Book via Eventbrite:https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/152382350713See More
Egyptian tomb decorations, Christian symbols, hunters and the hunted, birds appear in art in many guises. The Dove of the Holy Spirit becomes a symbol of Peace for Picasso; for Rubens and others, the peacock is an attribute of the goddess Juno, and the eagle one of several alter egos for her husband Jupiter. The graceful swan, a Surrealist mystery for Dali, is Jupiter, again in disguise, for artists as varied as Veronese and Matisse.Join Arts Society lecturer Frank Woodgate for this illustrated…See More
St Paul’s Cathedral remains closed to visitors - but you can take a Virtual Tour with City of London and St Paul's Cathedral Guide Jill Finch. The history of the iconic building on Ludgate Hill, some of the many memorials, Wren and his Dome and the beautiful 19th Century mosaics are all included - enjoy the glories of St Paul's from the comfort of your home.See More
Join Arts Society lecturer Frank Woodgate as he examines the provocative and often beautiful work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the context of dissident art in China, Europe and South America, and examine some of his sources of inspiration, including the Russian Constructivist, Vladimir Tatlin, and the leading Dada artist, Marcel Duchamp.More information and booking here:…See More
Join us for our first ever virtual launch of Brittle Star magazine.Issue 47 is packed with wonderful poetry and short fiction from all over the world and we’re delighted to have nine of the magazine’s 32 contributors read for us this evening. Help us celebrate 20 years of publishing with Peter Arscott, Jo Dixon, Lara Frankena, Louisa, Hooper, David Ball, C.P. Nield, Mohammad Razai, Kat Siddle and June Wentland.Book here:…See More
Immigrant artists’ responses to this strange new continent were initially seen through European, and especially British, artistic traditions, but as the 19th century progressed they found their own artistic language through which to respond to the unique landscape and culture Down Under. Images of the pioneer or the sheepshearer would become Australian icons.In the twentieth century many Australian artists achieved international recognition, and indigenous artists painted responses to…See More
The extraordinary story of the rebuilding of the Cathedral as a symbol of peace and reconciliation and its inspiring commitment to the modern. Experience the work of many of the world-class artists associated with its treasures including Jacob Epstein, Elisabeth Frink, John Piper and Graham Sutherland. Join Alexandra Epps, Arts Society Lecturer to learn more..This is a repeat of the talk, given earlier in the year; that one sold out and we had many disappointed people! Thanks to Alex for doing…See More
Join Arts Society and Tate lecturer Frank Woodgate for a journey through modern art. At the beginning of the 20th century, the artistic revolution which had started in the second half of the 19th C and produced the works of the Impressionists and Post-Impressionists, spread. Artists like Matisse and Picasso created some of their most important and influential works, and Duchamp produced art which still has an influence on artists today. In the second and third decades of the century, the…See More
There are two themes which have entwined themselves into the history of the City of London - God & MammonThis talk by City Guide and Lecturer Jill Finch takes a whistlestop tour through 2000 years of Religion and Money in the Square MileWednesday 2nd December 12.30-1.30Free online Zoom talk by Barbican LibraryBook here:…See More