Charles Saumarez Smith and Dan Cruickshank discuss ‘East London’
Date: Tuesday 2 May 2017
Location: Hatchards Piccadilly
Charles Saumarez Smith of the Royal Academy will be in conversation with Dan Cruickshank to discuss Charles’ new book ‘East London’.
May 2nd, 6:30pm
Space limited – RSVP details below
An engagingly informal insider’s guide to the streets of the East End, from Spitalfields to Stratford.
Charles Saumarez Smith CBE has been Secretary and Chief Executive of the Royal Academy of Arts since 2007, and is also Visiting Professor of Cultural History at Queen Mary, University of London. He is the author of The Company of Artists: The Origins of the Royal Academy of Arts in London and The National Gallery: A Short History.
Dan Cruickshank is an art historian with a strong interest in architecture, and a regular TV presenter on BBC, best known for his popular series Around the World in 80 Treasures and its accompanying book. He lives in the East End, a 35-year resident of Spitalfields.
‘An informal but informative and interesting study of the most important aspects of East London.’ – Peter Ackroyd‘This is a vigorous, clear-sighted and beautiful book of journeys through the East End. It is timely in its mapping of transitions, and astute in finding continuities. Charles Saumarez Smith is a very good companion on his flaneurial walks, amusing, erudite and engaged in his response to buildings, people and places. I loved it.’ – Edmund de Waal
Tickets include a complimentary drink, and will be redeemable against the price of the book (£19.95). Please call us at 020 7439 9921, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us in store for bookings.