Monday 8th April at 7.30pm “Joseph Wright of Derby and The Men and Art of the Lunar Society” at Helmsley Arts Centre

Helmsley Arts Society Lecture

18th century England saw not only the flowering of the Industrial Revolution but also that of the self-made man. Using the paintings of Sir Joshua Reynolds and others, Leslie Primo will guide us through the lives and achievements, the common interests and connections of members and guests  of The Lunar Society such as James Watt, Josiah Wedgwood, Joseph Wright of Derby and other ‘natural philosophers’.

Leslie Primo is an author, broadcaster and graduate of Birkbeck College, London with an M.A. in Renaissance Studies. He currently teaches Art History at Imperial College and lectures for the Royal Academy, London.

7.30pm (doors 7pm) at Helmsley Arts Centre, Meeting House Court, Helmsley, YO62 5DW.  £15 on the door.