Christopher Simon-Sykes, Early life of Hockney: Bradford to the Royal College.

Thursday 21 September 2017, 5.30pm -7.00pm

Join Christopher Simon-Sykes (social historian and author of David Hockney - A Rake’s Progress and David Hockney - A Pilgrim’s Progress) to explore Hockney’s early life, from Bradford to his experiences at the Royal College of Art. Take this unique opportunity to meet and listen to David Hockney’s biographer, speaking in Kendal for the very first time. From 5.30pm-6.00pm there will be drinks available and a chance to view the exhibition. The talk will commence at 6.00pm.

Christopher Simon-Sykes is also author of The National Trust Country House Album and photographer of The Front Garden, The Rolling Stones on Tour, The Perfect English House and the English Country. His work has appeared in Vogue, House & Garden, the Sunday Telegraph magazine and Architectural Digest amongst others, and he wrote and presented Upper Crust, a six-part series on country house cookery for BBC2.

The lecture forms part Painting Pop exhibition lecture series which celebrate British Pop Art and the artists involved in the movement.

Tickets are £15 or £10 for Lakeland Arts Members, Patrons and Benefactors.

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  • Pauline Boty, Colour Her Gone, oil on canvas, 1962. Courtesy of Wolverhampton Arts and Museums © the artist’s estate


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