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Talk, Mon 11 Nov 2019

Jonathan Foyle

Jonathan Foyle


Heritage Eastbourne


Grove Road,
East Sussex,
BN21 4UG


Join Dr Jonathan Foyle for a fascinating talk on the Lost Decoration of Historic Buildings. Many of our greatest buildings appear completely different to the way their earliest audiences saw them. Much of their original effect depended on coloured or patterned surface exterior finishes, which have been lost due to changing fashions or simply a lack of maintenance. This talk explores archaeological, documentary and visual evidence for rich decorations that, when reconstructed, transform our perceptions of how cathedrals, palaces and houses great and small once looked. Some examples can throw new light on how fashions spread across early modern Europe. You’ll certainly never look at a bare walls the same way.

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Mon 11 Nov 2019 19:30


£10 includes glass of wine


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Map reference: OA 607879  Lat: 50.76652 Long: 0.27777

Just a couple of minutes walk from Eastbourne train station.

Accessible by Public Transport: 0.3 miles from Eastbourne station


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