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Biggest names in art history are coming to Gloucester

Those with a passion for art and history will not want to miss a series of special talks taking place this Saturday, July 20.

St Mary de Crypt Church, GloucesterDr Janina Ramirez

As part of Sibling Distillery Art In The City, Waldemar Januszczack, Dr Janina Ramirez and Dr Jonathan Foyle will be speaking on the subjects 'Still Lives', the Pre-Raphaelite movement and the story of Henry VII and Elizabeth of York's lavishly decorated bed.

Following on from a live outdoor painting contest and special exhibitions taking place in the city centre throughout the day, the talks will place in the recently restored St Mary de Crypt Church.

Dr Jonathan Foyle

Waldemar Januszczak is Britain's most distinguished art critic. Formerly the art critic of The Guardian, he now writes for The Sunday Times, and has twice won the Critic of the Year award. He is also renowned for his feisty opinions, and also a film maker of television arts documentaries.

Dr Janina Ramirez is a cultural historian, broadcaster and author based at the University of Oxford with a passion for communicating ideas about the past. Janina is no stranger to Art In The City as she was on the panel of judges for last year's Plein Air competition.

Waldemar Januszczak

Dr Jonathan Foyle is an award-winning BBC broadcaster who also writes regularly for the Financial Times Weekend.

The schedule is as follows:

3.00pm - Dr Jonathan Foyle: The rediscovery of Henry VII's marriage bed 

4:30pm - Waldemar Januszczak: Still Lives 

7:15pm - Dr Janina Ramirez - How homes were perceived in the pre-Raphaelite art movement 

Tickets for each talk are £10 or £25 for all three and can be purchased online from http://www.artinthecity.org.uk/whats-on/ or on the door.

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