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Beardsley 120: The Death of Pierrot

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Aubrey Beardsley, artist, was born in Brighton in 1872 and attended Brighton Grammar School. After a brief period as an insurance clerk in London, he followed the advice of painter Sir Edward Burne-Jones and became a professional artist. During his short career Beardsley illustrated works such as Malory’s Le Morte d’Arthur, Wilde’s Salome and Pope’s The Rape of the Lock. As the art editor of the Decadent journals The Yellow Book and The Savoy, he achieved notoriety for his black and white work – fine sweeping lines coupled with an element of the grotesque. Sadly, he suffered with tuberculosis and died at the tragically early age of 25. Despite this, his reputation as a significant figure in the Aesthetic movement continues to flourish.

Beardsley 120: The Death of Pierrot is a series of events that commemorate 120 years since Beardsley’s untimely death. The events are co-ordinated by Alexia Lazou (Victorians Valued) and present aspects of Beardsley’s life and work in various ways including tours, talks and films.


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Aubrey Beardsley: 25 Years in 25 Pictures
Saturday 3 March, 1pm, The Yellow Book, York Place, Brighton.
Free entry.
To launch Beardsley 120: The Death of Pierrot, come and raise a glass or cup to Aubrey at The Yellow Book café/bar and find out more about the various events taking place during March.
At 2pm Alexia Lazou will present a short introduction to Beardsley – 25 Years in 25 Pictures.
https://beardsley120-25years-25pictures.eventbrite.co.uk


The Brighton of Aubrey Beardsley
Sunday 4 March, 2pm, The Annunciation Church, Washington Street, Brighton.
Free, donations welcome.
Alexia Lazou presents an illustrated talk ‘The Brighton of Aubrey Beardsley’, exploring the buildings and places associated with the artist’s early life. This will be an ‘armchair’ version of Alexia’s walking tour on the same theme.Following the talk there will also be an opportunity to look round ‘the artists’ church’ with writer Stephen Plaice.
https://beardsley120-the-brighton-of-aubrey-beardsley.eventbrite.co.uk


Beardsley’s Brighton tour
Saturday 10 & Sunday 25 March, 11am.
Meet outside W H Smith's bookshop, Brighton Station concourse, Queens Road.
Free
Join guide Alexia Lazou for a gentle 90-120 minute stroll through Brighton, exploring the buildings and places associated with the early life of artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), famous for his innovative black and white illustrations. The tour will end at The Yellow Book café/bar, York Place.
https://beardsley120-beardsleys-brighton-tour.eventbrite.co.uk



Associated Events

Please note: These events are not organised by Victorians Valued and may have an admission charge. Please visit the event venue’s website for booking details.


Bom-Bane’s Screen ‘n’ Scrummy Supper for a Silly £7.77
Bom-Bane’s Café, 24 George St, Brighton BN2 1RH
Beardsley 120: To commemorate 120 years since the death of Brighton-born artist Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898), Bom-Bane’s and Victorians Valued present four Decadent Delights from Aubrey’s world…
Wed 7 March - Camille (1936), Greta Garbo, Robert Taylor.
Wed 14 March - Moulin Rouge (1952), Jose Ferrer, Zsa Zsa Gabor
Wed 21 March - Madame Bovary (1991), Isabel Huppert, Jean-François Balmer
Wed 28 March - Salome (1953), Rita Hayworth, Stewart Granger
Food 7pm, film 8pm.
Booking essential. Tel.:01273 606400 or email: janebombane@yahoo.co.uk
https://bom-banes.com


The Catalyst Club
Thursday 8 March, 8pm, Latest Music Bar, Manchester Street, Brighton.
£7.00, booking essential.
Established in 2004, The Catalyst Club is a unique monthly Brighton event that pays tribute to the old traditions of French Salon, debating societies and Gentleman’s Clubs. On the night three guest speakers take to the lectern to talk for fifteen minutes on a subject close to their heart. The Catalyst Club is open to anyone with a passion, no matter how bizarre or niche. It is hosted by Dr David Bramwell who’s not really a doctor but likes to pretend that he is.
Alexia Lazou will be there to confess her undying love for artist Aubrey Beardsley.
For tickets and further information: www.catalystclub.co.uk


Aubrey Beardsley: 120 Years After The Death of Pierrot
Bite-Size Museum Talk, Tuesday 27 March, 12pm, Brighton Museum & Art Gallery.
Free with admission, members and residents free. No booking required.
Brighton-born artist Aubrey Beardsley died in 1898 at the tragically early age of twenty five. Come and discover more about him, see two of his original drawings close up, and hear about some of the ways he has been commemorated during the 120 years since his untimely death. With Alexia Lazou, Collections Assistant.
https://tinyurl.com/y785wy6c

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