Lucinda Dickens Hawksley is the great-great-great granddaughter of Charles Dickens and a patron of the Charles Dickens Museum in London. She has written more than 20 books including Lizzie Siddal, the Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel (2004). A part time lecturer as well as a writer, Lucinda is an expert in Dicken's family life.
Franny Moyle has a degree in English and History of Art from St John's College, Cambridge and is the author of Desperate Romantics. She enjoyed a career in arts programming at the BBC that culminated in her becoming the corporation's first Commissioner for Arts and Culture. She is now a freelance executive producer and writer as well as a director of the Hackney Empire.
Franny Moyle's talk 'Sex and Death in Pre-Raphaelite Art' is in the Waterhall at 2pm on Sunday 9th October.
Tickets for both talks are £6 or £4 for Art Fund Members.Telephone 0121 303 1966 or Book Online.
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