Monday 26 August 2019
2 pm
Gainsborough's House

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GAINSBOROUGH & AND THE LINLEY FAMILY: an afternoon of events


2pmThomas Gainsborough: the Linley family and music at Gainsborough’s House
a talk by Mark Bills, Executive Director of Gainsborough’s House
2.45pmThe Linley Family: New Discoveries
a talk by Dr William Davies of Southampton University
3.30pma chance to view the Gainsborough’s House exhibition
Tea will be available
4pmThe Linley Sisters and Eighteenth-century Vocal Culture
a talk by Stephen Varcoe, Suffolk Villages Festival Chairman

This afternoon of events is the latest instalment of our fruitful collaboration with Gainsborough’s House.  Thomas Gainsborough was an accomplished musician; he painted many of the eminent musicians of his day, and became close friends with some of them, including John Christian Bach, Charles Frederick Abel and the Linley family. He painted many of the Linleys, including Thomas senior, musical director at Drury Lane, his daughters Elizabeth and Mary, both leading sopranos of the day, and his son Thomas junior, violinist and composer, whose superb music is the subject of this evening’s concert.

Tickets £10 SOLD OUT
Please note that this event is NOT included in the Festival Season Ticket