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Riviera Paradise: Art, Design and Pleasure in the 1920s
Mary Alexander Friday 24 February 2017

Booking opens 12 January 2017. The first lecture will start at 10.30am at the refurbished Goldwater Lodge (next to the Dianthus Building), Goldsworth Park, Woking GU21 3RT. Entrance on the lake side.

Cost: £30 including morning coffee and lunch with wine.

This Study Day will concentrate on an extraordinary and colourful period on the Côte d’Azur when a combination of an exotic setting and a mix of remarkable artists, musicians and international celebrities created a vibrant cultural community. This was a world characterised by fashion and wealth and generating an exciting merger of theatre, interiors, art and literature. The day will begin by recreating the social background of the period - rail travel on the Train Bleu, gambling at Monte Carlo and shopping at the Palais de La Mediterranée. It will go on to explore the impact of the major cultural players of that time and place - including Matisse, Dufy, Picasso, Cocteau, Diaghilev, Cole Porter and Chanel. Le Soleil toute l’Année!

Mary Alexander is a graduate in the History of Art from UCL. She is well known to NADFAS as a lecturer and she has a long record not only as a public speaker and lecturer at Christie’s and at Manchester and Leeds Universities but also as a contributor to newspapers, magazines and professional journals.