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19 March 2020Why Paris? 1900 - 1947

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Why Paris? 1900 - 1947 Mary Alexander Thursday 19 March 2020

Mary wowed us with her SID on New York New York and promises to do the same when she takes on a virtual tour of Paris. An enjoyable day exploring how and why the city of Paris has acted as both a magnet and a cauldron of talent for aspiring artists and designers.

Whether strolling along new boulevards, calling into a café, nightclub, gallery or popping into the Opera, the descriptions of Zola, Stein. Hemingway and Fitzgerald will accompany the imagery with maps and recreate the sense of ‘being there’.

Whether you have been to Paris recently, or never, Mary will have stories and secrets to share with us!

 Booking open from January 2020


Thirty years' experience as a lecturer, with a BA in History and History of Art and a MA with distinction in History of Art from University College London. Experience includes public lectures in museums, tutoring for the Open University, visiting lecturer at Christie's Education in London, museum curator at Platt Hall, the Gallery of Costume, Manchester. Now a freelance lecturer to various arts, heritage and antiquarian societies. She also worked in Pentagram design consultancy in London and New York, organising conferences and special events. Author of various articles on design and visual awareness issues, her background combines an unusual blend of academic and visual communications skills. Lectured for ADFAS Australia and New Zealand in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Mary is an enthusiastic member and President of The Arts Society Glaven Valley