Our Art Talks are a great way to learn English through art tours of some of London’s most beautiful museums and galleries.
They are designed and led by Anya Paul.
On Friday 21st September 2018 from 10:00 – 12:00 Art Talks will be visiting the Sir John Soane’s Museum in Lincoln’s Inn Fields. This fascinating and utterly unique museum has been left untouched, – but dusted, at Soane’s request, for almost 180 years.
We will be given an introductory talk and we, with the help of our valuable volunteers, shall divide into small groups to discover and explore all there is to see and admire.
On Friday 19th October 2018 from 1030 – 1200 we will be visiting the Guildhall Art Gallery in the heart of London. We shall be looking at a variety of Victorian paintings representing a selection of themes including: home, work, leisure, faith and love – exploring how these every day subjects continue to be relevant today.
We shall look at these painting in small groups for about half an hour and then break for coffee and discussion in the Heritage Gallery Study Room which the Guildhall Art Gallery is kindly allowing us to use.
On Friday 23rd November 2018 from 1100 – 1200 Art Talks will be visiting the Estorick Collection in Islington. This Collection has some of the most important works created by Italian artists during the latter half of the twentieth Century. We shall be treated to an approximately half-hour tour by one of their curators and look forward to discussing what we have learnt and enjoyed – in English.
On Friday 7th December 2018 from 1030 – 1200 we shall be visiting the National Portrait Gallery. This Gallery houses a variety of over 11,000 portraits from King Henry VII (1457 – 1509) to David Beckham (1975 – ) which provide a fascinating commentary on British Culture and history. Out tour, with the help of our kind volunteers, will allow us to practice our listening and speaking skills. We trust these portraits will generate new vocabulary, impressions thoughts and interesting ideas which we look forward to sharing within our small groups in the Gallery.
Check out our next tours on our events page for more details
“I really like to learn new English words and says by joining an activity related to art, history and relevant authors. It is playful, and therefore easier to learn and remember. It was very interesting to learn about Calvinism religion and society in different centuries. It allows you to meet new cultures and people. It is very relaxing and comfortable environment that facilitate learning and participate in the activity.” Ana