Events in April–June 2021
Time – Anthony Poulton-Smith
Time – Anthony Poulton-SmithZoom
“Time - it is found woven into our language and yet why do we use multiples of twelve for various time periods? Why have we not produced a metric clock? Learn the fascinating answers to these and other questions and discover why punctuality and the humble timepieces of yesterday and today have created more than a few funny stories.”
Anthony Poulton-Smith is a freelance journalist and author, who currently has 80 books published and many articles, crosswords, puzzles and quizzes - together with some 1,700 articles and over two hundred books as a ghost-writer.
Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre – David Tovey
Polperro – Cornwall’s Forgotten Art Centre – David ToveyZoom
“During the late nineteenth and for much of the twentieth century, Polperro was considered one of Cornwall’s leading art centres. It was referred to as “the haunt of half the artists of Britain”, and as being one of the most painted villages in the world. Yet a visitor to Polperro today would come away completely oblivious that it had any artistic heritage at all.”
David, an independent art historian, who specialises in Cornish art and is an Arts Society lecturer, will present his ground-breaking research into the fascinating story of art in Polperro and, in particular, will highlight how it became the Cornish destination of choice for a number of significant foreign artists. He will also reveal what artists tell us about Polperro’s smuggling and fishing past through the changing harbourscape.
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