October 2020

Krakow: The City of the Dragon

Welcome to The Arts Society Canterbury Evening
Monday, October 19, 2020 -
19:30 to 20:30
Old Sessions House
Canterbury Christchurch University Longport CT1 1PL

Douglas has already taken us on a tour of Prague. Now we look forward to visiting Krakow, another historic European city.

Douglas Skeggs, who is a man of many parts, has in his time given over 6,000 lectures to universities and arts societies, and we recently enjoyed his talk on David Hockney. He has also travelled and taught extensively in Europe and, on a previous occasion, he gave us a very entertaining lecture on Prague. Now we look forward to visiting Krakow, another historic European city.


Mr Douglas Skeggs

Douglas read Fine Art at Magdalene College Cambridge and has been a lecturer on paintings since 1980. In that time he has given over 8000 lectures to universities, colleges and art societies. He was the director of  The New Academy of Art Studies for three years and is presently a regular lecturer at The Study Center, Christie's course 'The History of Art Studies' and other London courses. Among his more improbable venues for lectures are the bar on the QE2, MI5 headquarters, the Captain's Room at Lloyds, and an aircraft hanger in a German NATO base. Overseas he has lectured in Belgium, France, Germany and Spain, and has taken numerous tours around Europe.

He has written and presented various TV documentaries, notably the Omnibus programme on Whistler and the exhibition video on William Morris. Three one-man exhibitions of his paintings have been held in England and Switzerland. He has published five novels, which have been translated into 8 foreign languages, and his book on Monet, River of Light, has sold 30,000 copies in England, America and France.