Free lunchtime talks at Guildhall.

A series of free lunchtime talks are being given at the Guildhall in Bath this October.

The talks, on the subject of ‘place’, are being held to coincide with Kurt Jackson’s Place exhibition which opens at Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Victoria Art Gallery on Sunday 11 th October.

Three special local ‘places’ will be discussed during the talks.

Cleveland Pools

Cleveland Pools

Sally Helvey, a Trustee of Cleveland Pools, will share her thoughts on the historic lido in the first talk on Wednesday 14 October between 1.10pm-1.45pm.

Local historian Mike Chapman’s talk, entitled ‘The River from Slippery Lane to the Empire’, will take place a week later on Wednesday October 21 between 1.10pm and 1.45pm.

The series will end on Wednesday October 28 at 1.10 pm with a talk on Bath City Laundry by Stephen Clews, Manager of the Roman Baths.

Entry to all the talks is free.

Kurt Jackson works with paint, mixed media, sculpture, printmaking and film, and the idea of ‘place’ has always been essential to his working practice.

The old laundry in Swallow Street

The old laundry in Swallow Street

Jackson collaborated with a host of contemporary writers for the Place exhibition.

Each writer was asked to contribute text about their favourite location in Britain. Jackson then visited each location to create works for the show.

Kurt Jackson: Place is at the Victoria Art Gallery from 10 October 2015 to 3 January 2016.

For more information visit: http://www.victoriagal.org.uk.