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The Roaring Twenties: Art, Design & High Society CANCELLED Joanna Banham Tuesday 09 June 2020

Like its name, the Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade.  Following the dark days of the Great War, it spawned a generation of wealthy and privileged Bright Young Things who were determined to shock.  Women wore fur coats and cloche hats and men drove fast cars, mixed cocktails and smoked American cigarettes.

This was a period of enormous vitality in art and design. Fashionable society was immortalised by artists like John Lavery and Cecil Beaton.

This lecture aims to conjure up the energy and originality of the decade and to explore the lives of the leading figures and examples of its most innovative art and design.