Special Gallery Events

Picture this at Somerset House:
Writers' talks in the Courtauld Gallery

4 and 13 October 2010, 18.30 - 20.30

(Doors open at 18.00 for private view)
£12.50 / £11 concessions

Ali SmithRenoir: La Loge, The Courtauld Gallery, LondonMichael Morpurgo

Somerset House Writer in Residence, Romesh Gunesekera, hosts the second series of Picture This at Somerset House: Writers’ Talks in The Courtauld Gallery.

Six eminent writers take inspiration from the remarkable permanent collection in The Courtauld Gallery, each choosing a painting which particularly moves, engages or challenges them.

Each evening three writers present their personal reflections in a 20 minute talk to a small audience, who will also be invited to a private view of The Courtauld Gallery's collection. Talks will be followed by a Q&A session and a chance to meet the writers.

The ticket price includes evening admission to The Courtauld Gallery; gallery stools will be provided.

"The Courtauld Gallery is one of the most consistently inspiring spaces in London."
Ali Smith

Monday 4 October 2010

Wednesday 13 October 2010

Ali Smith

Andrew Motion

Amit Chaudhuri

Michael Morpurgo

Ruth Padel

Margaret Drabble


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Listen to podcasts of previous Writers' Talks events which included Philip Pulman, Colm Tóibín and Jackie Kay