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The (Art) History of Afternoon Tea, Phoenix Arts Club, Sunday 7 April, 1pm

Have you ever wondered about the origins of the quintessentially British tradition of afternoon tea? Join me for an irreverent journey through the difference between high tea and low tea and why the Renaissance artist Carlo Crivelli loved cucumbers so much. Is the humble strawberry, a perennial favourite on any afternoon tea menu, holy or naughty when depicted in artworks? But most importantly, is it jam first or cream first?

Warning: this show may create an irresistible urge to consume an afternoon tea…

About the Phoenix Arts Club
The Phoenix Arts Club is London’s legendary theatrical members’ club hidden beneath The Phoenix Theatre in London’s West End.

Sunday 7 April, 1pm – tickets available here

Book me for an exclusive art talk for an occasion or at a venue to suit you. I’ll weave together works of art to tell stories on a specific theme. Ranging from topics such as love, fashion and the British tradition of afternoon tea, each talk combines a deep knowledge of art history with an engaging, and often surprising, narrative.

Wherever the venue and whatever the occasion, there’s an art talk to fit

I will work with you to ensure that the live art talk you book completely fits your needs. The theme, the length, the breaks or intervals (or not) and the level of audience interaction is up to you.

Here are a few examples of the themes currently on offer. There are always more in the pipeline!

Love, Lust and Lucky Escapes:
The crazy love story of Cupid and Psyche (with digressions into naughty Dutch Golden Age art and Picasso’s love life).

What to Wear to Raise an (Mouse Fur) Eyebrow:
History’s most intriguing, awkward and dangerous fashion moments told through art.

The (Art) History of Afternoon Tea:
A delicious and slightly naughty pictorial celebration of this quintessentially British tradition. 

Love, Lust and Lucky Escapes:
The crazy love story of Cupid and Psyche (with digressions into naughty Dutch Golden Age art and Picasso’s love life)

What to Wear to Raise an (Mouse Fur) Eyebrow:
History’s most intriguing, awkward and dangerous fashion moments

We have the Impression it’s Christmas:
Unwrap the Impressionist movement for an interactive festive feast

Spooky Tales of Art:
A creepy Halloween special