Rare photographs reveal Newyln and its people

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27 April 2009

From a picturesque fishing village to an internationally famous artists’ colony, discover Newlyn and its people through an engrossing talk at the National Maritime Museum Cornwall on 4 May.

Using early drawings, prints, paintings, and rare photographs Jonathan Holmes, from Penlee House Gallery and Museum, will give an insight into this small community that is best known today as the home to an artists' colony.

Jonathan Holmes says: "It's wonderful to have this opportunity to share these stunning images with people and explore the fascinating context in which they were produced. There is much more to Newlyn than art, so come along and discover Newlyn and its people."

This illustrated talk, entitled Newlyn: A Village in Focus, is part of a programme combining a lecture and lunch, which explores different historical and nautical themes. The lecture and set lunch is from 12.30pm on Monday 4 May and costs £12.50. To book your place please call 01326 214546.