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Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Mon 18th Mar 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Days of Special Interest are held twice a year at Charlton Village Hall near Shaftesbury which has ample parking in front of the hall for members and guests.

The next Day of Special Interest will be held on 18th March 2019 when lecturer Mr. Antony Penrose will be coming along to talk about Lee Miller and her husband Roland Penrose.

Lee Miller was an American supermodel in New York in the 1920s before starting to work behind the camera lens as a fashion and fine art photographer.  During WW11 Lee became a war correspondent and photographer for British Vogue magazine and amongst the many photographs she took, produced a series of photographs of women and their contribution to the war effort.  Lee married the artist and biographer Roland Penrose in 1947 and the couple were highly influential in promoting Surrealism and International Modernism in Britain.

For anyone who is attending one of these days for the first time, they are very relaxed, sociable days which give our members and guests a chance to get to know one another whilst enjoying more in-depth lectures.

Schedule for the day:

  • 9.45am Doors open for coffee/tea on arrival
  • 10.30am First lecture starts
  • 11.30am Coffee/tea break
  • 12.00noon Second lecture starts
  • 1.00pm Lunch break for 1½ hours for a sit down lunch. (Lasagne, Salad and Bread with Wine/Elderflower Cordial/Water followed by Fresh Fruit dessert, Chocolates and Biscuits). (Please advise Penny in advance if you have any special dietary requirements).
  • 2.30pm  –  Third and final lecture starts
  • Day finishes between 3.30 and 4.00pm, depending on questions, etc.

Below is the Booking Form for the next Day of Special Interest.  This can be downloaded and brought to the next lecture or posted to Penny Brentnall (Details at the bottom of the Booking Form).

Please note that numbers are limited on these days so tickets tend to sell quickly.

Antony Penrose
For the past 30 years has conserved and disseminated the work of his parents, Lee Miller and Roland Penrose. He is the director of The Lee Miller Archives and The Penrose Collection at Farley Farm House in Sussex and has seen his parents’ work featured in major exhibitions at the V&A, National Portrait Gallery, Manchester Art Gallery, Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art and the Whitworth. He has lectured at museums and universities around the world, and made documentaries for television. Publications include The Lives of Lee Miller, Lee Miller’s War (editor), The Angel and the Fiend, The Home of the Surrealists, Roland Penrose the Friendly Surrealist and The Boy Who Bit Picasso.






Click to print an application form TAS – DOSI – BOOKING FORM FOR MEMBERS MARCH 2019


Mon 18th Mar 2019
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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