January 2018

Romancing The Rails

Welcome to The Arts Society Farnham
Monday, January 15, 2018 - 10:30
The Great Hall, The Maltings
Bridge Square Farnham GU9 7QR

Railway Posters

This lecture presents the best of British railway poster art to celebrate the Golden Age of British Railways (1923-47) focusing on The Big Four railway companies and comparing their posters with the best from around the world. It’s a lively and romantic story; no wonder Betjeman still stands in awe at St Pancras!


Mr Charles Harris

Focusing on the role of posters and poster artists in the history of advertising, this global-award winning Creative Director of international advertising agencies has lectured extensively on design, illustration and photographic styles as they have influenced the building of brands. He has himself created posters for major brands including British Airways, Nestlé, Sony, General Motors and Shell. His travel writing and photography has appeared in various airline magazines as well as Time. He has also written and produced several hundred TV and Radio commercials and corporate video programmes. A member of Winchester DFAS.