Shock! Horror! Probe! The art and artifice of ‘Fleet Street’: A newspaper story in pictures
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Thursday, December 7, 2017 -
11:00 to 12:00
Assembly Hall Market Place Melksham SN12 6ES
Fresh of the press, an illustrated look at Fleet Street.
Since the end of the 15th century, when Wynkyn de Worde set up England's first printing press and after 1702, when the first newspaper, the Daily Courant, moved in, the term "Fleet Street" has been synonymous with newspaper journalism. In this lecture we will be looking at the ups and downs of this notorious ‘Street of Shame’ via the art that illustrated its stories.
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ABOUT THE LECTURER
Dr Geri Parlby
Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film publicist. She has a first class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past eleven years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on the The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
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