Neighborhoods of London: Chelsea's Cultural Arts Scene with Peter Medhurst

Neighborhoods of London: Chelsea's Cultural Arts Scene with Peter Medhurst


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Over the centuries, Chelsea has played a major role in the cultural life of London by producing a range of venues for exhibitions and music-making, including Cadogan Hall, Conway Hall, Ranelagh Pleasure Gardens, Cremorne Gardens, Royal Hospital Chelsea, and Saatchi Gallery, and by being home to many an artist, writer or composer. 

The 8-year-old Mozart wrote his first symphony in a house in Ebury Street, Chopin took tea with the Carlyles at their house at 24 Cheyne Row in 1848, Stravinsky had dinner with Szymanowski at 19 Edith Grove and Vaughan Williams wrote a number of his key works at 13 Cheyne Walk between 1905 and 1929. 

Led by Peter Medhurst, this conversation has been designed to explore the history, the arts, and particularly the music which has originated within this wonderful southwestern corner of central London.

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied composition and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music in London, and singing with Erik Werba at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. He is known today for his lecture-recital work which has taken him to Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as to all the major cities in Europe. He lectures for The Arts Society, The National Trust, and The Art Fund. Peter also leads tours abroad to places like Venice, Rome, Berlin, Vienna, and Madrid, and as part of the time spent exploring these places he gives organ recitals on the historic instruments in the various cathedrals and churches.

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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Carolyn and Maxim (Bellevue, US)
Outstanding presentation

This well organized, carefully delivered, wholly pleasurable lecture was clearly the work of a scholar. The beautiful photos were carefully timed for relevance, the maps most helpful, the wide range of information absorbing and suggestive of further avenues to pursue. Overall a treat.

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N. (Victoria, CA)
Fabulous

This was a great seminar. Mr. Medhurst always goes above and beyond to create a fascinating seminar. His knowledge of London is stunning.

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Lynn from Texas (Georgetown, US)
Chelsea Dreams

Peter’s intelligent and informative take on this tour was wonderful. He tied together music, art, architecture, people with each site we visited and really added a new dimension to our understanding of each place.

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Carolyn and Maxim (Bellevue, US)
Outstanding presentation

This well organized, carefully delivered, wholly pleasurable lecture was clearly the work of a scholar. The beautiful photos were carefully timed for relevance, the maps most helpful, the wide range of information absorbing and suggestive of further avenues to pursue. Overall a treat.

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N. (Victoria, CA)
Fabulous

This was a great seminar. Mr. Medhurst always goes above and beyond to create a fascinating seminar. His knowledge of London is stunning.

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Lynn from Texas (Georgetown, US)
Chelsea Dreams

Peter’s intelligent and informative take on this tour was wonderful. He tied together music, art, architecture, people with each site we visited and really added a new dimension to our understanding of each place.