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West Hill Hall History Talk: Aubrey Beardsley

To celebrate his 150th birthday, Alexia Lazou, a local Beardsley enthusiast, will present an illustrated talk exploring the buildings and places associated with the artist’s early life, including his birthplace in Buckingham Road, the Annunciation church and Brighton Grammar School.

Through his connections with Oscar Wilde and the Decadent movement of the 1890s, Beardsley was catapulted into the spotlight and became notorious for his provocative black and white illustrations. His art not only shocked and delighted his late Victorian audiences, but saw a revival in the 1960s and ‘70s as his decadent themes appealed to the psychedelic youth, and today his imagery is increasingly being examined from a queer perspective.

This ‘armchair’ version of Alexia’s popular walking tour will also give you an opportunity to find out about other events taking place during August and September to celebrate the anniversary of this unique artist.

Saturday 23 July at 7pm, West Hill Hall, Compton Ave

See flyer below for more details

Pic: https://creativecommons.org/publicdomain/zero/1.0/

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