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The Chair -

2000 Years of Sitting Down

1.30 pm,  Monday  November 5th 2018

Antiques Roadshow specialist Marc Allum takes a fascinating look at the humble chair and investigates how an object tasked with such a simple purpose has been reinvented by some of the greatest minds in history. From the humble forest-turners chair to the plastic products of the Pop Age this will challenge all of your perceptions about sitting down.

Lecturer:   Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Wiltshire. He is shortly to begin his 20th year as a specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. Marc regularly writes for mainstream magazines and is an author, antiques consultant and lecturer. He also runs a fine art valuation and consultancy service. Marc has his own unique style with interests ranging from pre-history to modern design and is a self-confessed collectaholic. He has a passion and reputation for divining the unusual through ‘a desire to connect with history through the interpretation and pursuit of objects and their origins’. Marc has lectured widely for many years to a number of different organisations in both the public and charity sector, including travel companies, The National Trust, The WI and many literary festivals including Cheltenham, Bath, Wells and Petworth.

Date and Time:  1.30 pm.,  Monday  November 5th. 2018

Venue:  The Assembly Rooms, Bennett St, Bath BA1 2QH

Visitors Welcome - £10.00 at the door

The Arts Society, Bath is a member of The Arts Society, an Art Education Charity

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