Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Charles Dickens literature talk

Photo by John Quintero
Another Charles Dickens 200th anniversary event, to go alongside Fagin's Last Hour and The Haunting, is a talk about the Victorian author to be given by his great great great granddaughter, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley. The talk, entitled 'Charles Dickens - 200 Years On', will discuss his life and how what he did and saw affected and influenced his literature.

Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is an author and art historian and public speaker. As well a new illustrated guide to the life and work of Charles Dickens, she has written a book about Dickens' artist daughter Katey and another about the Pre-Raphaelite model and muse Lizzie Siddal. She is also Patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London.

The talk is part on an ongoing series of events hosted by the Friends of the Towner. Originally associated with the old Towner Gallery, the Friends moved in 2009. The aim of the group is to encourage and foster the appreciation of the arts in Eastbourne and they put on a varied programme of events throughout the year. Most events are open to non-members but tickets are offered at reduced prices to members who also benefit from advance information through the newsletter and priority booking.

Birley Centre, Thu 1st Nov, 19:30.
Tickets £12 (£10 members). Available online through the VisitEastbourne eShop or by posting the pdf order form located on the Friends of Towner website.

Lucinda will also be doing a short talk at the Theatre Royal in Brighton tonight (2nd October 2012) in the Royal Circle Bar from 6pm, before the performance of Great Expectations.

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