The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

I’m very honoured to be giving a lecture on the Art of Melancholy for the Arts Society (in association with Heni Talks) at the Royal Festival Hall, London, on 12th November 2018. My talk will be filmed, alongside two others on various subjects, for the Heni Talks website. A brief synopsis; Go Crystal Tears –…… Continue reading The Art of Melancholy – Heni Talk

Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Preview

Image: Photograph by Lara Arnott – I recently had the great pleasure of giving a short talk and performance at the Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings preview in London. The talk focused on the significance of the lute in a picture featured in the OMP Evening Sale. The painting depicted a female lutenist and was…… Continue reading Sotheby’s Old Master Paintings Preview

Warwick Museum Event – Hans Frei Lute

Image: Lute, c.1550, by Hans Frei of Bologna, and Sheldon Tapestry, Warwickshire Museum. On 16th November I’ll be presenting a special talk on the Warwickshire Museum’s extremely rare sixteenth century lute. Made by Hans Frei, one of the lute equivalents of ‘Stradivarius’, very few original lutes have survived in museum and private collections. The illustrated…… Continue reading Warwick Museum Event – Hans Frei Lute