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            Bishop’s Stortford

    Decorative & Fine Arts Society


 Registered Charity Number: 281725


      A Member Society of


     The Arts Society

















Special Interest Day -August 12th 2020


From Magic Lanterns to MGM - the birth of the silver screen , and the art that surrounded it


Will be given by Geri Parlby .


The moving image has been a powerful source of imagination from the first moment a magic lantern flickered in to life in the 17th century . The lecture will  look at how the motion picture industry developed in the late 19th and early 20thy centauries, and how it inspired some of the greatest artist  of the early 20th century .


Geri has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, and a  Masters in History of Art , from the Courtauld Institute . She worked as a fleet street journalist and in film P.R. so is very experienced in this field .  


Tickets will be on sale on June 9th , before our June Meeting .


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