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Now displaying: April, 2015
Apr 2, 2015

Gemma Levine presents her photographic memoir: Just One More…. With talent and verve, Gemma has photographed many of the prime movers of the 20th century, from actors to artists, prime ministers to royalty. She developed a personal relationship with many of her sitters and, as she will be divulging to Miriam Stoppard, Gemma’s vignettes are as revealing as her images.

Gemma Levine is best known for her striking black and white photographs and her subjects who range from cultural icons to royalty. She has published 20 books of photographs and presented over 60 exhibitions worldwide.

Miriam Stoppard is a doctor, author, television presenter and advice columnist. She has presented scientific and medical programmes including Don’t Ask Me and has written several books on health issues.

Apr 2, 2015

Biographer and journalist Chloe Schama dedicated her first book,Wild Romance, to her father “who taught me how to tell a story.” Simon and Chloe engage in an intimate and lively conversation about family bonds, parental expectations, intergenerational values and the nature of creativity. Their interviewer is writer Francesca Segal, daughter of Erich Segal.

Chloe Schama is a writer and journalist living in Washington DC. She writes for The New Republic and her first book Wild Romance: The True Story of A Victorian Scandal received a dazzling reception.

Simon Schama is Professor of Art History and History at Columbia University. A writer, journalist and broadcaster, he has written and presented 40 films for the BBC, including his Story of the Jews, based on his two-volume work of the same name.

Francesca Segal is a writer and journalist. Her first novel, The Innocents won many awards, including the 2013 National Jewish Book Award and the 2012 Costa First Novel Award. Her new novel will be out in 2015.

Apr 2, 2015

Marcus Yakovlevich Rothkovitz, aka Mark Rothko, emigrated from the Russian Empire to the US aged 10 to become one of the most influential and original painters of the 20th century. Annie Cohen-Solal, the French cultural historian, has had unique access to previously unseen archival material Yale monograph and the result is a vivid and detailed portrait of this complex and brilliant man.

Annie Cohen-Solal is a French cultural historian and award-winning biographer of Sartre and Leo Castelli. She has been affiliated with prestigious institutions around the world, currently Stanford, and lives between Paris and Cortona.

Andrew Renton is director of the Marlborough Contemporary gallery and Professor of Curating at Goldsmith’s College, University of London. 

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