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Arts Society Chiswick – Blenheim Palace: The Agony and the Ecstasy

September 15 @ 8:00 pm BST

One of the most well-known and admired historic buildings in England, Blenheim Palace is an uncompromising monument to English military ambition and one family’s self- importance. The story of its construction is a fascinating catalogue of excess and outrage, the result is both monstrous and utterly sublime – according to our lecturer this evening.

The effect on the generations of Marlboroughs is revealing and within this ‘cauldron’ a Churchill was born – recently voted The Greatest Briton of All Time. This lecture will explore these themes and the characters involved, consider the genius of Vanbrugh’s architecture and consider the impact the Palace has left on the nation.

Anthony is a cultural historian, writer and artist and has travelled much of the world, combining painting with tour lecturing – principally to American university students on bespoke tours and to the Arts Society as an accredited lecturer since 2011. He spent 6 years as a consultant for Luke Hughes and travelled with country advising on the furniture needs of prestigious buildings, including museums, palaces, schools and cathedrals.

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Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
8:00 pm BST
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Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
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Details

Date:
September 15
Time:
8:00 pm BST
Event Categories:
, ,

Venue

The Arts Society Chiswick
The Malinova Room
The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith W6 0RF United Kingdom
+ Google Map