26. CECIL BEATON: MALICE IN WONDERLAND

Hiscox Tent, Tue 26th June 18:30 - 19:30 (60 mins)

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Hugo Vickers became Cecil Beaton’s authorised biographer at Beaton’s request, and was given access to voluminous unpublished material. Yet because Beaton died two days later, Vickers was subject to none of the usual restrictions. Here he will explore the legacy of the legendary photographer, designer and artist, a Renaissance man whose style and wit dominated so much of the twentieth century.

This is part of our series of talks on the Chalke Valley History Heroes – look out for the others on John Aubrey, Anthony Eden, William Golding, Henry Lamb and Terry Pratchett.