Mon, 06 Mar|
Widcombe Social Club
What really happened in the Bateau Lavoir? Picasso in 1900s Paris
The poverty, crowds, artists and performers of Paris transformed Picasso from a precocious, talented teenager into a charismatic leader of the young Turks. Together with his intensely disturbing “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, he almost single-handedly unleashed the 20th century's cultural revolution.
Time & Location
06 Mar 2023, 11:30 – 12:30
Widcombe Social Club, Widcombe Hill, Bath BA2 6AA, UK
About the Event
Lecturer Hilary Guise
Location Hybrid (in-person and online)
While Picasso lived in a leaky old piano factory called ‘Le Bateau Lavoir’ in Montmartre the poverty, crowds, artists and performers of Paris transformed him from a precocious, talented teenager into a charismatic leader of the young Turks and, together with his intensely disturbing “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon”, he almost single-handedly unleashed the cultural revolution of the 20th century.
This lecture will be delivered in a hybrid format – you can attend via Zoom from your home and in person at the Widcombe Social Club.
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.
Online via Zoom
Members accessing lectures online will be sent a link a few days in advance.
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