inside a bottle kiln hovel, Stoke

....must see....

,,,the 'David Vases'...the earliest known dated blue and white vases in the world.  British Museum

and Avoiding Crowds...

...Talks and Lectures back on...

left   LT lecturing in Brisbane Arts Society lecture tour, 2016


Hogarth Punch Bowl...

...other side....

2022 OPEN FOR CULTURE!  -My forthcoming exhibitions, tours and talks include:-

A "MUST SEE" HOGARTH AND EUROPE -continues at the Tate until 20th March 2022
guest-guided tours temporarily suspended at the Tate  BUT you may hear aon the TATE Audio Guide and can read me the Exhibition Catalogue -plus in the much-discussed wall captions 
- includes two massive Chinese Hogarth-subject punchbowls, on loan from USA and from Norway.
Never hitherto exhibited together!  Don't miss this opportunity! AND SO JOIN...

...A TWO-DAY HOGARTH TOUR with LARS THARP IN LONDON (8th and 9th March 2022)
visits to the Smithfield of Hogarth's childhood and his early career: St Bart's Hospital, The Foundling, Sir John Soane's Museum; The National Portrait Gallery; Greenwich Naval College and (by river) Tate Gallery
Along the trip we discuss issues stimulated by Tate Exhibition - our final afternoon visit
- or: contact Amelia at ACE 01223 849013 / or Lars:

TREASURES OF DRESDEN -six-days in Saxony with LARS THARP (21st-26th March)
- visits to one of the greatest surviving treasure houses in Europe, including the fabulous collections of Augustus the Strong; visits to the nearby town of Meissen (seat of the first European porcelain factory -and still working);  visits include the Zwinger, the Alte Meister Gallerie and others; our Hotel, The Hyperion, is within a few paces of the Rezidenz and within restored historic city.
One of my most popular tours (six times with ACE)
contact Amelia at ACE 01223 849013 / or Lars:

forthcoming 2022 visits to UK, Spanish (4) and German (2) Arts Societies 
NB ! owing to European tours I shall miss the annual Arts Society Speakers' Fair 
(22nd March)

 - so programme secretaries please do make contact as you firm up your '23-24 lecture/study day programmes  

Plus COLONIAL WILLIAMSBURG, Virgina (Feb-March 2022)
LT keynote speaker (fully booked) 

The Danube River Cruise (August 2022  - with ACE Cultural Tours)
contact Amelia at ACE 01223 849013 / or Lars: 

-for societies and groups planning a mixed programme of 'in person' and zoomed talks
-I do both

      "Our audience gave Lars's new  zoom format a 100% Satisfaction rating  -thank you"
                                                                                              [Granthan Arts Society]


BBC ANTIQUES ROADSHOW  .... watch this space

Last updated February 2022