Lithograph poster advertising cinematic showing.
Original by Albert Morrow, c.1902; public domain
If you are planning a programme of events for your club or society, why not book a Big Smoke illustrated talk? Choose a title from my Talks Menu below. Or contact me to discuss any subject that you have in mind.
My clients have included the Museum of London, Knowledge of the City lecture series (St Brides Institute), Friends of the City Churches, Highgate Institute, Esher Adult Education, U3A and NADFAS groups, Probus Clubs, and many other art and history societies.
Big Smoke Talks last about an hour and feature professional, high quality digital slides.
Paved with Gold – The Story of Dick Whittington Preview
Harlots, Harridans & Heroines – Disorderly Women in the City of London Preview
Here Be Dragons – on the Trail of the City's Heraldic Beast
Guildhall Art Gallery – London's Best Kept Secret
Dutch Pictures at Mansion House – The Harold Samuel Collection
Very Able Statuaries – Early Modern Sculpture in the Square Mile
How to Read the City – Street Signs, Symbols & Cyphers
City CSI – Gruesome Goings on in the City of London
A Pack of Lies – Unbelievable Stories and Dubious People
Newfangled, Abominable and Heathenish – Restoration Coffee Houses
I also speak on various aspects of seventeenth-century London: Jacobean London, the Restoration City, Public Sculpture, Samuel Pepys, the Great Plague, the Great Fire, Frost Fairs, Christopher Wren and the City Churches.