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21 March 2019From Magic Lantern to MGM: the birth of the Silver Screen and the artists it inspired

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From Magic Lantern to MGM: the birth of the Silver Screen and the artists it inspired Geri Parlby Thursday 21 March 2019

The moving image has been a powerful source for imagination from the first moment a magic lantern flickered into life in the 17th century. We will be looking at how the Motion Pictures industry first developed throughout the late 19th and early 20th century. How it then went on to change the face of entertainment and inspire the imaginations of some of the greatest artists of the early 20th century.


Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist. She lectures in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

The day will start with coffee at 10:00am and the first lecture will begin at 10.30am.  Soup will be provided at lunchtime; you may wish to bring a picnic lunch.  The day will finish at approximately 3.30pm.

To apply for seats, please follow the link indicated to print and complete the Application Form. On completion forward with cheque to Gill Stobart at the address shown on the form. Tickets will not be issued but acknowledgement of application will be sent. If you do not have access to an email please forward a stamped, self-addressed envelope. The application form may also be found on the website, under Our Society/Documents.