Simon Schama’s new book “The Face of Britain: A History Of The Nation Through Its Portraits” combines his two great passions for the first time: British history and art history. With an accompanying 5-part BBC TV series and special display at the National Portrait Gallery he embarks on a landmark journey of discovery, exploring the history of our nation through its portraits.
To experience his discoveries firsthand, join Simon Schama for a thrilling evening where he will be discussing the stunning and surprising array of images that tell the story of the British from the Tudors to the present day. It will be sure to give a new perspective on the way we see Britain and each other.
Art historian, university professor and prize-winning author of sixteen books, Simon Schama has written widely on music, art, politics and food. As a populariser of art history, he believes in bringing history to the people and his television work as writer and presenter for the BBC has achieved exactly that. Stretching over two decades it includes the fifteen-part A History of Britain and the eight-part, Emmy-winning Power of Art. Awarded CBE in 2001, his work has successfully brought academic teaching to a wider audience.
Tickets from £45 and include a signed publication-day copy of The Face of Britain, RRP £30.