The Two Moors Festival isn’t just about classical music and delightful English countryside. As well as lots of brilliant musicians and amazing concerts taking place during our main two-week event in October, we also host a series of very interesting and educational talks on all manner of topics and this year’s festival is certainly no different.
In keeping with our theme this year of anniversaries, we’ve enlisted the services of Richard Kay – a lecturer for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies and Sotheby’s Institute of Art, who specialises in portraiture – to give a talk focusing on royal portraiture, covering 500 years of royal portraits from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II.
To celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in 2012, Richard complied a survey on this subject, assessing how monarchs over the years have elected to be depicted, just why so much can be learned from these intriguing paintings and how kings and queens’ personalities have been reflected.
This event – taking place in St John’s Church in Witheridge on October 17th – promises to be one of the most interesting on the Two Moors festival calendar this year and you really should try not to miss it!
Images of Majesty, October 17th, St John’s Church, Witheridge, 16:30
Tickets: Free entry by ticket only. Collection in aid of Smile Train UK and the festival’s education projects.
Call (01643) 831 006 to book.
- A Right Royal Revelry with the Two Moors Festival (2mfblog.wordpress.com)