MONDAY 1 NOVEMBER 2021 - FROM MAGIC LANTERNS TO METRO GOLDWYN MAYER: THE BIRTH OF THE SILVER SCREEN AND THE ARTISTS IT INSPIRED.

To be held at:

The Ark, Mount Lane, Turners Hill, England, RH10 4RA

Monday 1 November 2021 - 10:00 am to 3:30pm 

 £35 per day (including lunch) or £18 (without lunch) avaliable from Eventbrite

The moving image has been a powerful source for imagination from the first moment a magic lantern flickered into life in the 17th century. Join us for this fascinating tale of how the Motion Pictures industry first developed throughout the late 19th and early 20th century and then went on to change the face of entertainment and inspire the imaginations of some of the greatest artists of the early 20th century.

Our speaker, Geri Parlby is a former Fleet Street journalist and film PR. She has a first-class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 14 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.

Our day will be split into three lectures, two in the morning and one in the afternoon after a lunch break of about an hour and a quarter.

General admission with lunch includes a ploughman's lunch, fresh fruit, a glass of wine and coffee in its pricing, whereas General Admission only includes coffee on arrival. All ticket prices are inclusive of the Eventbrite booking fee.

For your safety, in relation to covid-19, on arrival at The Ark, entry to the Main Hall will be through the fire doors on the north side of the building. Face masks should be worn when moving around the building, for example when using the toilets. Moving from the main hall to our luncheon room will involve going outdoors via the rooms' respective fire doors.

For more information contact Richard Beale sussexarea@theartssociety.org

Any monies accrued by running the Area's Special Interest Days will be used in furtherance of the Arts Society's charitable objectives.

If you wish to join us at any of our other Spring special interest days please follow this link.