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MARTIN BELL SHARES MUNNINGS TALES
For the vast majority of us, Sir Alfred Munnings is something of a distant figure. Having died almost 60 years ago, in 1959, what we now know of him is through his remarkable paintings.
However, to the broadcaster and former politician Martin Bell OBE, Munnings was much more than a great painter. To him, Sir Alfred was a dear friend of his father’s, and therefore a wonderful source of stories and anecdotes.
The Munnings Art Museum is set to welcome Martin as he delivers this year’s birthday lecture, which marks Sir Alfred’s birthday on October 8.
Martin will reflect on his own childhood on the Norfolk/Suffolk border as well as his rural upbringing with his father, the farmer, writer and very first crossword compiler for The Times, Adrian Bell. Naturally, Martin plans to regale the audience with tales drawn from his father’s friendship with Sir Alfred too.
The Munnings Art Museum Birthday Lecture takes place on Wednesday, October 3 at The Assembly Rooms, Dedham.