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Talks // Coming up // Falmouth Book Festival - Telling The Story of Art
19 October

Falmouth Book Festival - Telling The Story of Art

Join two of our finest art historians as they discuss their latest books and pose the question: who gets to tell the story of our art?


In her first book, The Story of Art without Men, Katy Hessel builds on the body of work she has created with her Instagram account @thegreatwomenartists (over 280,000 followers) and the podcast of the same name. Have your sense of art history overturned and open your eyes to many art forms often overlooked or dismissed. From the Cornish coast to Manhattan, Nigeria to Japan, this is the history of art as it’s never been told before.


Katy will be joined by renowned Cornish-based art historian Michael Bird whose latest book This is Tomorrow: Twentieth-century Britain and its Artists reassesses our national output during the ‘long twentieth century’. From the closing years of Queen Victoria’s reign to the turn of the millennium, he examines Britain through the lens of the artists who have recorded, questioned and defined our times.


Falmouth Book Festival - Telling The Story of Art

Wednesday 19th October, 7.30pm

Tickets: £8/£5

A £1 Poly Fund payment is added to each ticket sold.

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Falmouth Book Festival - Emma Yarlett: Storytelling Workshop

Join author and illustrator Emma Yarlett as she reads from her books and hosts an interactive workshop for little ones. ...

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Falmouth Book Festival - John Higgs: Bond & The Beatles

Every now and then the cultural zeitgeist shifts in sudden and surprising ways. So it was on Friday 5th October 1962...

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StreetDraw 24 - Exhibition

Come down to The Poly and see the work created during this years StreetDraw! ...

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