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Edward Lear Denis Moriarty Tuesday 19 November 2019

Edward Lear, eminent Victorian and friend of the Laureate, Tennyson, was an eccentric. Loved by earlier generations of children for his nonsense verse, he was an adventurous traveller who earned a reputation as a brilliant watercolourist and painter of Italy, Greece, Egypt and India. This lecture, set firmly in the context of an illustrated and fascinating biography draws on the poems, paintings and present day locations to evaluate a colourful and creative life.

Denis Moriarty leads cultural tours: music, English festivals, Schubertiade in Austria, Dresden, Vienna, Budapest and Prague; architecture and history, India, America, Egypt, Portugal, Malta, for private parties.