Val Bott, our Chairman, will be giving a talk entitled Hogarth’s House: 300 years of a home and the people who lived there. The talk takes place at St Peter’s Church, Black lion Lane, London W6 9BE on the evening of 27 November; the doors open at 7pm and talk starts at 7.30pm.
Tickets are £5 to include a glass of wine or a soft drink; you can buy them at The Cross Keys pub, Black Lion Lane W6 9BG or on the door.
The talk is an event for the St Peter’s Residents’ Association
St Nicholas Church by the river was packed on 25 October for the commemoration of Hogarth’s death. The Hogarth monument in the churchyard had been dressed with a garland of evergreens and white roses and a spray of flowers was laid by candlelight by Cllr Corinna Smart, the Mayor of Hounslow, in front of a substantial crowd.
In this special “co-production” by the Friends of St Nicholas Church and the William Hogarth Trust, the musicians of Ars Eloquentiae maintained a careful balancing act between their beautiful performance of 18th century pieces that Hogarth would have known and their jolly encouragement of the audience in those pieces where they could take part. Chad Kelly even managed the equivalent of an extended guitar solo in the Thomas Arne Harspichord Concerto no 5!
The programme of readings was led skilfully by James Wisdom and explored many aspects of Hogarth’s life. Rosalind Knight and Lars Tharp read contemporary quotes amusingly and movingly. It was a tremendous evening – thanks to everyone who supported it!