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The Arts Society The Hague Presents the “Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach” by James Russell

Join us for a very special lecture given by James Russell on Tuesday 9th May 2023 at 20.00 hours. This will be a Live lecture in the Warenar theatre also streamed via Zoom.

James Russell is an art historian, curator and author with a leaning towards 20 th /21 st century British art and culture. James is a contributor to Margy Kinmonth’s new film ‘Eric Ravilious: Drawn to War’. His exhibition ‘Changing Times’ is at Higgens Bedford until April 2023. Previously he has organised many shows such as Seafaring (Hastings Contemporary, 2022); Extraordinary Everyday: The Art and Design of Eric Ravilious (Arc Winchester, 2022); Seaside Modern: Art and Life on the Beach (Hastings Contemporary, 2021) and Eric Ravilious: Downland Man (Wiltshire Museum, 2021).

Between the wars something extraordinary happened to the British seaside: it became glamorous, exciting… modern. Enticed by eye-catching railway posters, holidaymakers grabbed their new cameras and slinky new bathing suits, and headed for the coast. Meanwhile artists galore found inspiration on the beach, from Laura Knight in Lamorna and Eric Ravilious in Newhaven to Barbara Hepworth and Henry Moore in North Norfolk. With eye-catching artworks, glorious posters and startling archive photos, this exuberant, colourful lecture explores a remarkable period in 20th century British culture.

Please note that this will be the last lecture of this season.

To register for the Lecture ( live in the Warenar Theatre or streamed via Zoom) please go to https://theartssociety.org/the-hague Please note that you have to register before Monday 8th May, 2023. The lecture starts on Tuesday 9th May at 20.00 pm. Fee (non-members): € 13,-. A membership (8 lectures and other activities) is € 65,- per year and € 120,- for a couple. A half-year membership (4 lectures and other activities) is € 32,50 per year and € 60,- for a couple

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