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Frome Festival: National Treasures with David Chandler

Thursday 10th July

Doors at 7pm // Talk from 7:30pm

‘Art, is it worth it?‘

The public coffers are empty but the museums and art galleries are full. It’s time to sell off the nation’s art, but what should go and what should we keep? Da Vinci’s Virgin Of The Rocks or Gormley’s Angel of the North? Velasquez’ Toilet Of Venus or Duchamp’s Fountain?

Four local enthusiasts ransack the nation’s art collections and defend their choices, but you make the final decision. And bring along your own ideas for the most hated work of art in a public collection for the BOGOF round.

What will go this time? And which work of art will stand up to the scrutiny of the panel and win favour with the public?


We are delighted to be joined on the panel by…

David Wharburton – prospective MP for Somerton and Frome

David Partner – internationally acclaimed photographer, who counts The Queen among his portraiture subjects

Dr Jo Dahn – senior research fellow at Bath School of Art & Design


Muriel Lavender – Frome’s celebrated performance poet

Come and join them for the great art debate!


£8 available from the Frome Festival Box Office 01373 455420

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