Rottingdean Village Hall, Saturday 21st July 2012 at 3.30pm
Writer, royal biographer and broadcaster Hugo Vickers will be giving a special talk on Rottingdean author and playwright Enid Bagnold, best known for her 1935 novel National Velvet which was filmed in 1944, and launched the spectacular career of its young star Elizabeth Taylor who was to remain Enid’s life-long friend.
Hugo Vickers who got to know Enid Bagnold through their mutual friend Lady Diana Cooper kept a diary of his visits to Enid’s home in Rottingdean, and these diaries, which provide a fascinating insight into Enid’s life at North End House, will form the basis of what promises to be a compelling portrait of one of Rottingdean’s most successful writers.
Hugo Vickers has written biographies of many twentieth century figures, including the Queen Mother, Gladys, Duchess of Marlborough, Cecil Beaton, Vivien Leigh, a study of Greta Garbo, Alice, Princess Andrew of Greece, and his book, The Private World of The Duke and Duchess of Windsor was illustrated with pictures from their own collection. Mr Vickers’s book, The Kiss – The Story of an Obsession won the 1996 Stern Silver Pen Award for Non-Fiction.
Hugo Vickers has lectured all over the world, including Australia, America, Russia, Germany, Italy, France and Dublin. He has also lectured in St George’s Chapel and the Vicar’s Hall, both in Windsor Castle, at St James’s Palace and City Hall, Westminster.
In January 2001 he gave a lecture in London on the life of Princess Marina, which was attended by HM King Constantine of Greece, HRH The Duke of Kent, HRH Princess Alexandra and the late Rt Hon Sir Angus Ogilvy.
In October 2001 he took part in a symposium on Empress Frederick at Kronberg, under the patronage of HRH The Princess Royal.
In February 2003, he gave a lecture on Cecil Beaton for the Sargent Cancer Care for Children in the state apartments of St James’s Palace in the presence of HRH The Duke of Kent.
Most of the lectures are copiously illustrated with slides or PowerPoint.
For more information on Hugo Vickers visit www.hugovickers.co.uk
Rottingdean Village Hall, Park Road
Saturday July 21st at 3.30pm
Tickets go on sale Thursday 24th May and will be available from the box office situated at The Grange Art Gallery, Museum and Tea Garden,Rottingdean. Book early to avoid disappointment. Unfortunately we are unable to process payment by Credit or Debit cards.
All proceeds from ticket sales will go towards the funding of future exhibitions at Rottingdean Museum
The Grange Art Gallery and Museum, The Grange, The Green, Rottingdean, East Sussex, BN2 7HA Opening Times: Weekdays 10.00am – 4.00pm (except Wednesdays), Sundays 2.00pm – 4.00pm Tel. 01273 301004 Admission is free. For enquiries please contact the curator Marcus Bagshaw on Tel. 07826 236827 or Email. email@example.com