Consultancy: Art & Antiques

- Pots of Value: Communication through the Arts

left: Chinese vase sold for £634,400 in December 2014 at Toovey's auction house, West Sussex.  It bears four panels inscribed with texts by the Qianlong emperor (r.1736-1795) in archaic, formal, seal and cursive scripts.  From a group of related pieces including a sedan chair vase in the Percival David Collection (British Museum), featured in my BBC film China in Six Easy Pieces (2013)

Events

  • Corporate Happenings
  • After-Dinner Talks 
  • Hosting, Presenting, Interviews
  • Motivational Events

          left  auctioning Kate Winslet's dress
          at Cardboard Citizen's charity event
          at Christchurch, Spitalfields, 2011

TV, Radio and Film

  • presenting / devising programmes
  • historical advisor
  • voice-over

Talks and Lectures

International speaking events

  • to Societies (NADFAS, National Trust, Heritage groups)
  • Universities (keynote speeches UK, USA, Scandinavia)
  • Corporate, Chambers of Commerce (UK, China)
  • Cruise Companies [see also Cultural Tours)

left   LT lecturing in Brisbane (2013 ADFAS tour of Australia)
 

Cultural Tours

...in partnership with specialist travel agents, creating and guiding trips to:

  • China
  • London and the United Kingdom
  • Scandinavia

Curatorship & Exhibitions

  • Devising
  • Creating
  • Cataloguing
  • ...and promoting Exhibitions

A little more on HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN...(Prom Talk 20th Aug 2015)

After my 2005 exploration Around Andersen with Michael Rosen, in the interval of a BBC Prom (music by Nielsen and Brahms) - we've a discussion of "HCA".  My own family tradition has it that my great-grandmother was placed at Andersen's feet when, in 1867, he came to receive the freedom of his home town, Odense.  A fairy-tale? Maybe not...

The whole concert and HCA  interval talk available until 19th Sept on BBC iPlayer (talk at:  bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b065xhdq - starts at 2mins 28 secs in)

GoTo CoCA ! - York's new Centre of Ceramic Art... NOW OPEN!

Officially opened on 1st August 2015 CoCA is at the heart of a 3-year,  £9million re-furb of York Art Gallery, masterminded by Janet Barnes (CEO York Museums' Trust).  It's a experience for the whole family  -and for anyone who has, or hasn't yet discovered why Clay is Wonderful  

FALLEN WOMEN at the FOUNDLING MUSEUM  -HELP!
- please join our campaign to mount an exhibition on the 19thC mothers forced to leave their babies
http://www.artfund.org/get-involved/art-happens/the-fallen-woman  

BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW
 - For the remaining transmission dates of the current  series, click here.  And recordings for the series to be screened later in the year are already under way.  This Thursday, 30th July 2015: Balmoral Castle, Scotland

As its new Honorary President, my thanks,  to All (organizers, exhibitors, and a star cast of speakers)
at The 2015  International Ceramics Festival (July, Aberystwyth)
 http://www.internationalceramicsfestival.org/
What a great event!  See my Gallery for some images....