fri30jun6:00 pmfri7:00 pmDorothy & Friends: Pioneering Photographer Dorothy WildingDel Barrett


June 30, 2023 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm(GMT+01:00)


Ivor Gurney Hall

by foot off Pitt Street. Please note there is no parking at the school for this event.

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From Gloucester to Hollywood’s Golden Age

Pioneering photographer Dorothy Wilding’s iconic portraits of the young Queen Elizabeth II featured on millions of the nation’s postage stamps. Her hundreds of famous sitters from Noel Coward, Cecil Beaton and Tallulah Bankhead to Yul Brynner, Harry Belafonte and Edward VIII & Wallis Simpson queued up to visit her glamorous London and New York studios from the 1920s onwards. But did you know the first woman appointed as the Official Royal Photographer and one of the most influential figures of her age was born in Gloucester and bought her first camera on Cheltenham High Street?

Join Del Barrett, chair and founder of Hundred Heroines, to hear the extraordinary story of a truly remarkable figure in the history of photography and be transported back to the glamour and gossip of London’s Roaring Twenties and Hollywood’s Golden Age.

Tickets cost £6. Please book using the Book Now button below.

Car Parking Notice: There is no free parking available for this event. We suggest that you use one of the three city centre public car parks that remain open late into Friday evening.
These are: The Gloucester Quays car park, The Eastgate Shopping Centre car park, or the NCP car park at Blackfriars.

**Last chance to see the major exhibition Dorothy Wilding: 130 Photographs celebrating the 130th anniversary of her birth. Visit until 2nd July at 1-3 The Promenade, Eastgate Centre, Gloucester GL1 1AG 10.30-16.00 Thursdays – Sundays. Entrance to the exhibition is free.**

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