The inaugural Frederick Ashton lecture, presented by the Frederick Ashton Foundation in association with the Wallace Collection, will both honour the memory of Sir Frederick Ashton and also advance public understanding and debate about the arts. Ashton’s understanding of the human condition, his knowledge of historic style and the influences of artists with whom he collaborated, fed his genius. He was inspired when creating his ballets not just by music and movement but by a range of interests, including the visual arts, architecture, design, literature and poetry, and thus the subject matter of each lecture will be selected from the arts in their widest sense.
We are delighted that Sir Nicholas Hytner, former Director of the Royal National Theatre and joint founder of the Bridge Theatre, will give the first lecture. Titled “We must leave the killing out” he will focus on keeping the classics of the stage alive.
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|Evening Lecture General Admission||£15|