October 2018

Guildford Book Festival

Welcome to The Arts Society Guildford
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 10:30
The Guild Hall
High Street Guildford GU1

We have a fantastic line up for our Book Festival Day: Linda Smith on Hogarth & Reynolds. Mark Hill on Collecting Antiques!

Our morning session  comprises of two lectures with coffee and homemade cakes in between!

Everyone's favourite The Arts Society lecturer, Linda Smith, will be giving us an insight to Hogarth and Reynolds: Shapers of 18th century British Art- very topical in this The Royal Academy's (founded by Reynolds) 250th anniversary year.


The Afternoon session is led by Mark Hill another favourite The Arts Society lecturer and BBC Antiques Roadshow presenter. The format is two lectures with a valuation session at the end and with coffee and homemade cake in the interval.

Mark's subject is Antiques!  Antiques: are they worth it?

Two talks:Undressing Antiques and Curves, Colours and Cool. Want to get started with antiques but don't know where to start? Want to know what to collect for the future? Explore the current state of the Antiques market and what we should be collecting now! Why something made in the 1970s could be more collectable than a piece from the 1770s...Mark will then choose a few ticket holders interesting pieces to value- so bring along an item you'd like to know more about!





Ms Linda Smith

Holds two first-class degrees in Art History. A broad knowledge of art historical subjects, but specialises in British Art and twentieth century art. Experienced lecturer and guide, especially at Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Has lectured to a wide variety of audiences in different venues, including school and university students, and independent arts societies in the UK and overseas.


Mark Hill
The Arts Society lecturer and BBC Antiques Roadshow Presenter. Mark is a local boy and attended the Royal Grammar School, Guildford