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Different Voices: Frances Spalding

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Different Voices: Frances Spalding

7:30pm Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate, York. YO1 8AW

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Ticket: £3.00

Frances Spalding is a well-known art historian, critic and biographer with a special focus on twentieth-century British art. She studied art history at the University of Nottingham, taught at Sheffield Hallam University and has most recently held the position of Professor of Art History at Newcastle University.

She is the author of British Art since 1900 and has published notable biographies of Roger Fry, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant, John and Myfanwy Piper, John Minton, Gwen Raverat and the poet Stevie Smith, as well as a centenary history of the Tate Gallery. She has organised several exhibitions including one on Piperís work in the 1930s (Dulwich Picture Gallery) and the Virginia Woolf exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in 2014. Frances was appointed a Commander of the British Empire (CBE) for services to literature and is editor of The Burlington Magazine.

Virginia Woolf and Tristram Shandy

Frances will talk about Laurence Sterne and Virginia Woolf - two writers who shared an interest in the fabric and fabrication of fiction and who reached out to their readers through the 'talking voice'.


Time: 7:30pm

Location: Medical Society Rooms, Stonegate, York. YO1 8AW

Tickets: £3.00 in advance (including refreshments) 

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This event is supported by Arts Council England 

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