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    • Borough of Twickenham Local History Society

      CANCELLED due to Corona Virus



      Dr Christopher French talks about “The Hidden Area of Teddington”: The Growth of Fulwell 1870 – 1939. All welcome. Non-members and guests £2.50.


      Twickenham (Borough) Local History Society event

    • Lecture on Eric Ravilios, Edward Bawden and the Great Bardfield Artists

      Drinks from 7pm, one-hour lecture at 8pm. Free entry. No ticket needed.



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      In 1932 the artist Edward Bawden and his wife Charlotte moved into Brick House in the Essex village of Great Bardfield, initially sharing the house with another artistic couple, Eric Ravilious and Tirzah Garwood. It was to be the beginning of a fascinating artistic community. In the years before and during the Second World War painters, printmakers and designers settled in the village, relishing the peace while remaining within easy reach of London.



      While Bawden and Ravilious saw active service as War Artists (Ravilious dying in 1942), other artists captured the soon-to-change world of rural England through the Recording Britain project. By the mid-1950s a diverse, innovative but highly creative group had made Bardfield their home – much to the bemusement of the local villagers, who found the complex relationships and artistic focus of the newcomers rather baffling.



      In 1954 the artists invited the public into their homes and studios to see their work, starting the increasingly popular ‘Open Studios’ movement that now covers the country, and persuading some of their neighbours that artists could be quite normal people after all



      Speaker's Profile

      Jo Walton has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern. She is now a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund, and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and local art societies.


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      Professor Atholl Johnston


      Richmond Scientific Society event

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