Special Interest Day 2

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Day of Special Interest on Tuesday 4th December 2018, 10.00am to 3.00pm

Venue is also confirmed as THE TOWN HALL, Stratford on Avon

Please Note –  the date has changed as the event was originally planned for October

We welcome back the very popular Antony Penrose whose three lectures will feature his mother ‘The Legendary Lee Miller’

Antony Penrose is the son of Lee Miller and the surrealist painter Roland Penrose.  His grandfather was the Irish painter James Doyle Penrose and his grandmother was the daughter of philanthropist Lord Peckover.  His mother was his main source of inspiration and he was introduced to photography at the age of fourteen.  He was later introduced to film making and as well as making productions on documentaries and the theatre, he is also a writer and an artist.

Lee Miller was a brave and beautiful woman who began life as a fashion model before becoming an acclaimed war time photographer and correspondent during the Second World War.

In ‘Witnessing women at war’ she documented the important input by women;  the magnificent work of the Land Girls, WRNS, ATS, WRVS  and the brave work of the nurses.  

In ‘Lee Miller and Man Ray’ Lee travelled to Florence and Rome before returning to Paris where she met with the artist Man Ray.  She became his student, muse and lover.  She worked with him as he created his mesmeric Surrealist images from everyday objects.  Lee went on to establish herself as a photographer in her own right. 


Mixing with other artists she met the Surrealist artist  Roland Penrose who was to become her husband.

In ‘Backstage at The Lee Miller Archives’, we are shown  a behind the scene look at Lee Millers impressive work.  It features  more than 60,000 negatives of her work plus manuscripts and ephemera.  We see how her family conserve and disseminate her work from that of Roland Penrose.  Their home, Farley Farm House is now a small private museum which houses one of the most internationally significant private collections of photography and fine art and we see how the archive produces books, films and exhibitions.

Antony is an entertaining and eloquent speaker and this will make a particularly fascinating Day of Special Interest.    

Tickets: £35.00 each to include coffee and a sandwich lunch will be on sale at the September, October and November lectures

Alternatively please contact Caroline Newey on:
Mobile: 01789 762579 or
e-mail: caroline@theangelhouse.ws or click on the link at the top of this page

See Policies page for details of refunds and insurance, etc.