February

Today’s lecture is given in the ArtsHouse only ONCE, following the AGM. 

Thursday 15 February
Optical Entertainments before the Movies
Speaker: Andrew Gill

There were many inventions, dances and discoveries that led to the first showing of the movies in 1895.
This lecture explores “cave art”, “peep shows”, “transforming pictures” and “persistence of vision machines” together with the forgotten world of artists, showmen and early scientists who attempted to capture and reproduce real life imagery long before the coming of cinema .

 

Speaker: Andrew Gill (biography to follow)