Travel back to the momentous years of the French Revolution – a pivotal period of social and political upheaval with far reaching consequences. The unfolding drama will be illuminated by relevant examples of music, art, literature and performance, including the paintings of David, the Festivals of the Revolution, the music of Gossec, popular song, posters, pamphlets and theatrical productions. The various uses of propaganda, the visual vocabulary of the Revolution and the British reaction to events across the channel will be considered along the way.
Presented by Richard Stone
Richard is a experienced teacher specialising in History, Philosophy, Literature and Music. He provides an informative overview of the topic and welcomes anyone with a keen interest in the theme. His classes are conducted in a relaxed, informal style.
Richard Stone has long been intrigued by history and fascinated by human creativity. An extended period of Tertiary study produced a Degree in Art History and Music along with Diplomas in Art and Design and in Education. There followed a satisfying thirty year career as a teacher and lecturer in Independent Schools. During this time Richard continued to practise as a painter and photographer and satisfied an urge to travel by developing a program of European study tours. Since the mid-nineties he has accompanied more than twenty groups of Secondary students and adults to various destinations in search of cultural enlightenment. His interests have continued to expand with time and today he enjoys sharing his enthusiasms for History, Literature and the Arts with interested audiences of any age.