Talk by Shirley Newton and Shirley Clark: Kew through its sculptures

Date(s) - Monday 11 April 2022
8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Duke Street Church

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This talk will be held at Duke Street Church, Richmond and will also be streamed via Zoom, It will NOT be available afterwards on YouTube.

Long-term residents of Kew, Shirley Newton and Shirley Clark will be exploring some of the sculptures and monuments which are to be found locally as well as linking to some in other parts of the borough – from the old to the modern, from those in plain sight to those more hidden.

They will reveal the sculptures’ form and function, the history surrounding them and the craftspeople who made them, along with some of their stories.

(From left} Shirley land Shirley Newton

Shirley Newton

As a lifelong student of history, Shirley has always been fascinated by how the past and present intermingle in the local environment.  From this, and from discussions with Shirley Clark, the idea for this talk was formed.

Shirley Clark

Inspired by a talk by Art UK on the recording of public art, Shirley became a volunteer researcher for their latest project, compiling a database of public sculpture in the UK.  Her interest in local sculpture was sparked by this, and from lockdown walks around the borough.