Friday, 29 January 2016

English PEN event: Turner Prize-winning artist Greyson Perry 'Inspirations' Tuesday 29 March 2016

The early bird ticket off closes on 31 January for the English PEN 'Inspirations' with Grayson Perry event, so hurry if you want a ticket:

Book now to avoid disappointment.

'Inspirations' with Grayson Perry - early bird ticket offer closes 31 January 

© British Ceramics Biennial
Tuesday 29 March 2016, 7pm
Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London, SW7 2AR 

Early bird tickets £30 available until 31 January, £50 from 1 February
English PEN hosts an evening with Grayson Perry. The Turner Prize-winning artist will select the works that have influenced him most and discuss these with a live audience.

Launched in 2012, 'Inspirations', English PEN's annual fundraising event, offers the chance to discover the major influences in the lives and careers of leading figures in the arts. Previous speakers have included Patience Agbabi, Lisa Appignanesi, Simon Armitage, the late Seamus Heaney, Linton Kwesi Johnson and Gillian Slovo.
An award-winning artist working across a variety of media including embroidery and photography, Grayson Perry has received widest acclaim for his ceramic works. He is best known for his classically shaped vases covered with figures, patterns and text and was the first ceramic artist to win the prestigious Turner Prize. In 2014, he was awarded a CBE.
Alongside his art, Perry has written and presented several documentaries and is known as a leading voice on transvestism. His documentary Why Men Wear Frocks for Channel 4, in which he examined transvestism and masculinity in the 21st century, speaking candidly about his own experiences, received a Royal Television Society Award for Best Network Production. His 2014 programme Who Are You? led to the accompanying artwork from the series being housed in the National Portrait Gallery: a first for the Gallery. Among other awards, Perry has also won Documentary Presenter of the Year at The Grierson Awards.

All proceeds from the ticket price go directly to fund English PEN's programmes in defence of the freedom to write and the freedom to read.
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