14 October 2017 - 4 November 2017



Thursday 30 March 2017 at 6:00 PM


Canterbury Auction Galleries




The Canterbury Auction Galleries will be opening its doors for an evening dedicated to artist William Hogarth. In addition to a fascinating talk, audience members will be given the opportunity to enjoy a private view of the latest auction sale lots (a veritable treasure trove of items) while enjoying complimentary wine and nibbles.


Talk: The Life and Works of William Hogarth 

David Parker is a Military Antiques specialist and Historian. His interest in historic diaries brought him to the Forrest Diary, written in 1732, describing the journey of a young Hogarth and friends across North Kent. Keen to experience this journey first hand David followed in Hogarth’s footsteps revelling in the artists ability to graphically depict the social issues of the day and discovering details of the Kent landscape that remain unchanged nearly 300 years later.

Join David for an insight into the world of Hogarth, looking at how we can relate to many of the social issues of his day.


Schedule of the evening:

18:00 - Private preview of Auction Galleries’ sale while enjoying complimentary wine and nibbles

19:00 - Talk

20:00 - A chance to meet the specialist 


Tickets: £15

To purchase tickets please email Rachel Pilard at the Canterbury Festival Offices:

Email:rachel@canterburyfestival.co.uk or call 01227 452853

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Canterbury Auction Galleries

The Canterbury Auction Galleries 40 Station Road West Canterbury Kent CT2 8AN

01227 763337

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