National Gallery Event for WI Members

As WI members who have previously supported, or attended, an exclusive WI event at the National Gallery, I am delighted to send you information of the next event – this time, in person at the Gallery or virtual, using Zoom, the choice is yours…

‘Penning the Picture’ 

Join us at the Sainsbury Wing Theatre in the National Gallery, London (members only) or virtually on Zoom on Friday 26 November 2021, 11am – 4pm.

Discover how National Gallery paintings have formed the inspiration behind fiction and poetry and gain tips for getting your own creative juices flowing in response to artworks.  Hear from National Gallery experts, professional fiction-writers and poets, learn about Artemisia’s Self Portrait as Saint Catherine the painting behind this year’s Lady Denman Cup and hear the winning entries performed by WI members.

Penning the Picture Tickets, Fri 26 Nov 2021 at 11:00 | Eventbrite

Please note, the attendance at the Gallery is for WI members only, however non-members may purchase a ticket to attend the event virtually.
Draft Programme (subject to change)
11am Dr Christina Bradstreet, Courses and Events Programmer, National Gallery – Welcome, Paintings that have inspired poetry and prose.
11.30am Rowan Coleman, Author – Get writing, inspired by paintings
12.45pm Lunch (not provided)
2.10pm Introducing the Lady Denman Cup
2.15pm Letizia Treves, Curator, Artemisia’s self portrait
2.30mpm Readings from the Lady Denman Cup prize-winners
3pm Jacqueline Saphra, Poet and Writer, poetry performance and discussion inspired by Artemisia’s paintings
3.30pm Close