Cass Art Islington
66-67 Colebrooke Row N1 8AB
7pm – 9pm, Wednesday 13th December
Tickets £5, redeemable off his book on the evening of the event – ‘A Short Book About Painting’
Limited capacity, tickets must be booked in advance
In his latest book A Short Book About Painting, Andrew Marr wrestles with some of the fundamental questions about painting and creativity. Following a serious stroke in 2013 that left him partially paralysed, Andrew’s struggles with the physical rigours of oil-painting led him to investigate the whole process: inspiration, creativity, taste, beauty and form. Using historical examples of techniques from classical artists to the present day, as well as his own works of art to assert his point, Marr will bring all his famous wit, humility and razor-sharp insight to bear on the creative process for an evening to Cass Art Islington.
Andrew’s talk will be followed by a book signing.
About Andrew Marr
Andrew Marr was born in Glasgow in 1959. He studied English at the University of Cambridge and has since enjoyed a long career in political journalism, working for the Scotsman, the Independent, the Economist, and the Observer. From 2000 to 2005 he was the BBC's Political Editor. He has written and presented TV documentaries on history, art, science and politics, and presents the weekly Andrew Marr Show on Sunday mornings on BBC1, and Start the Week on Radio 4. He has written numerous fiction and non-fiction books, and is the author of A Short Book About Drawing (Quadrille 2013). Andrew currently lives in London with his family.