History of the London Group at Quay Arts

There is an illustrated talk by Tim Craven entitled “The History of the London Group” at Quay Arts tomorrow (Saturday) from 2pm.

The talk will examine the origins and significance of The London Group’s forerunner, The Camden Town Group. It will consider how the transition and change of name came about in 1913, before illustrating the various phases and fortunes of the group through the 20th century to the present.

As most of Britain’s best-known progressive artists either exhibited with or became members of The London Group, often when young and emerging, the talk is also a survey of successive modern art movements that parallel historic, national and global events.

The talk will conclude with a chronicle of more recent developments, such as the centenary celebrations, and a summary of how the group conducts itself today.

It will run for approximately one hour and there will be time for any questions afterwards. You will also have the chance to view the London Group’s 111 Not Out exhibition, currently on display in the West Gallery.

Tickets are £4 and can be booked on-line via iw.observer/thelondongrouphistory.

The café/bar will be open prior to the talk serving tea, coffee and food. Book a table by phoning 722124.