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Tue, 14 Nov


Widcombe Social Club

The Art of Collecting (Special Interest Day)

Featuring three fascinating talks with Marc Allum (Miscellaneous Specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow): "The Anatomy of Collecting" on the historical origins of why we collect, "An Object Talk" on objects brought by attendees on the day, and "Fakes & Forgeries" looking at the history of fakery.

The Art of Collecting (Special Interest Day)
The Art of Collecting (Special Interest Day)

Time & Location

14 Nov 2023, 10:30 – 15:30

Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK

About the Event

Lecturer Marc Allum (Miscellaneous Specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow)

Location Widcombe Social Club, Bath

Featuring 3 fascinating talks: The Anatomy of Collecting on the historical origins of why we collect from ancient times through to the 20th century including great collections and collectors through history. An Object Talk on objects brought by attendees on the day and Marc will spontaneously talk on selected items and those from his own collection. Fakes & Forgeries which looks at the history of fakery (and the most infamous fakers) and the impact on the antiques trade and museum collections, illustrated with fakes and forgeries from his own collection.

Book Your Place

Cost: £40 for members, £45 for guests, including lunch and tea/coffee.

To reserve a place and for payment details please email by Thursday 9th November 2023.


About Marc Alum

Marc Allum is a freelance art and antiques journalist, writer and broadcaster based in Wiltshire.

He has been a miscellaneous specialist on the BBC Antiques Roadshow since 1998 and has appeared on numerous television and radio programmes. Marc regularly writes for mainstream magazines and is an author, antiques consultant and lecturer.

Marc has his own unique style with interests ranging from pre-history to modern design and is a self-confessed collectaholic. He has a passion and reputation for divining the unusual; ‘a desire to connect with history through the interpretation and pursuit of objects and their origins’.

Marc is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.

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Location Widcombe Social Club

Widcombe Social Club is situated at the bottom of Widcombe Hill within walking distance of the Bus and Railway Stations. From the City, the quickest route on foot (a 10-minute stroll) is to walk over the footbridge at the rear of Bath Spa Rail Station. Cross over the A36 at the pedestrian lights and turn left along Widcombe Parade (where there are lots of nice local shops and places to eat).

Cross over the junction with Prior Park Road. The Social Club is on the left at the bottom of Widcombe Hill.

The number 2 bus, from bus stop BK across the road from the train station will take you one stop to Widcombe.

There is very little parking locally. The closest car park is in Southgate which is not far from the Bus Station.


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