Andrew Marr Art Events

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21 Sep 2017 |

How does an artist make good work? What constitutes 'good'? And how important is technique and the imagination? These are all questions asked and answered in Andrew Marr’s A Short Book About Painting, which is published on the 2nd November.

Following a serious stroke in 2013 that left him partially paralysed, Andrew struggled with the physical rigours of painting using oils. This led to his wrestling with some of the very fundamental questions about painting as an art form in itself ­ and to interrogate himself daily about brushstrokes, colour balance, line and texture. Using his own work in progress as examples of failures, and examples of techniques from classical artists right up to the present day, Andrew examines how the painter can improve and learn from his or her mistakes.



Andrew will be speaking at various festivals and events so see below for details and book your tickets now!


Cheltenham Literature Festival

Friday 6th October – 1.30pm – 2.30pm

Tickets £10 plus transaction fee

Venue - The Times Forum, Montpellier Gardens, Cheltenham (GL50 1UW).

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Isle of Wight Literary Festival

Friday 13th October – 5pm – 6pm

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Topping & Company Booksellers, Ely

Monday 6th November – 6.45pm – 7.30pm

Tickets - £8-£15

Venue - Ely Cathedral, CB7 4DL

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Selfridges Literary Lunches : Andrew Marr  & Ruth Rogers

Wednesday 8th November – 12.30-2.30pm

Tickets - £65 per person and includes a three course menu, champagne and a signed copy of each book

Venue - The Corner Restaurant and Champagne Bar, Selfridges, 2nd Floor , W1A 1AB

Book here - Selfridges Literary Lunches

Art Fund – Royal Over-Seas League

Wednesday 22nd November – 6.30pm-8pm

Tickets - £25 (including wine and nibbles)

Venue – Over-Seas House, Park Place, London, SW1A 1LR

Book here -  Royal Over-Seas League



Daunt Books, Marylebone

Thursday 30th November – 7pm

Tickets - £10 including a glass of wine and 20% off the speaker’s books.

Venue - 83-84 Marylebone High St, London W1U 4QW

Book here -  Daunt Books, Marylebone


More events announced soon.






 A Short Book About Painting by Andrew Marr is published on the 2nd November. Pre-order your copy from Amazon, Waterstones or good shops that sell books.