Hans Christian Andersen - Wit, Artist, Traveller - Special Interest Morning

Date: 08 March 2019
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
Location: The Yehudi Menuhin Hall, Stoke D'Abernon, Cobham
Ticket Price: £19
E-mail: ciao2005@hotmail.co.uk
Web site: http://theartssocietyeastsurreyarea.org.uk/Special/FutureSpecial.aspx
Further Information: Hans Christian Andersen was an artist not only with words. As a child he made puppet costumes. Later on in his many travels, he produced attractive sketches of Italy with extraordinary collages and paper cuts of swans, ballet dancers, court ladies and dancing millers based on Danish folk tales. He has written 156 stories mostly unknown to us! Two of his major works were The Tinder Box and The Emperor’s New Clothes. Illustrations by artists from all over the world and paintings by artists from early l9th century Denmark will be presented as well as his lesser-known short story of THE TEAPOT, illustrated by Arthur Rackham. Andersen drew on many sources - from THE ARABIAN NIGHTS and AESOP’S FABLES to events in his own life and works written by acquaintances and friends! He was definitely a Borrower! He was a sharp observer: "Every character is taken from life, I know and have known them all." Enjoy one or two short poems by Andersen set to music by Scandinavian composers. Lecture 1. Biography and illustrations of Hans Christian Andersen as an artist and storyteller – The Teapot story Lecture 2. Origin of stories – The Tinder Box and The Emperor’s New Clothes Lecturer Karin Fernald is an actor, writer and speaker, who researches and creates a vivid picture of a character and a historical period. She is known for her entertaining lectures on celebrated writers, correspondents and diarists from the l8th to early 20th centuries, mainly connected with the arts; though some - Queen Victoria, Florence Nightingale - are familiar in other contexts altogether!

Contact Details: 07758 097003
Organisation Name: The Arts Society East Surrey Area

Back to Events List