Category Archives: events & talks

RA Magazine Presents: An Evening with Martin Gayford – Tuesday 8th November

As his book of conversations with David Hockney RA is published, critic Martin Gayford discusses art – and the art of interviewing artists – with Sam Phillips, editor of RA Magazine. Read more about the event and book tickets here.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz 5: Jimmy Rowles

In the final talk of the series, I describe my encounters with the pianist Jimmy Rowles. The episode will be broadcast at 22:45 on 20/03/2015.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz 4: Sonny Rollins

In the fourth talk of the series, I recall two meetings with the saxophonist Sonny Rollins. The episode will be broadcast at 22:45 on 19/03/2015.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz 3: Ruby Braff

In the third talk of the series, I remember the legendary cornettist Ruby Braff. The episode will be broadcast at 22:45 on 18/03/2015.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz 2: Marian McPartland

In the second talk of the series, I remember the British pianist Marian McPartland, who spend six decades at the heart of the New York jazz scene. The episode will be broadcast at 22:45 on 17/03/2015.

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Meeting the Giants of Jazz 1: Doc Cheatham – a radio talk for BBC3

In the first of a series of talks for BBC Radio 3, I recall memories of the trumpeter Doc Cheatham. The episode will be broadcast at 22:45 on 16/03/2015.

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A conversation about sitting for Lucian Freud at the RA

A conversation with Freud’s assistant and photographer, David Dawson, and art critic Dr Richard Cork about the experience of sitting for Lucian Freud at the Royal Academy on 10th September 2010. Listen to the RA Podcast of the conversation – … Continue reading

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TV appearance on BBC’s The One Show

I appeared on the BBC’s The One Show with Gyles Brandreth talking about John Constable and the effect his love affair with Maria had on his work. This was due to my specialist interest in the subject as explored in … Continue reading

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Van Gogh and Gauguin – talk the Royal Academy of the Arts

This is a recent talk I gave a the Royal Academy of the Arts As described by the RA: An evening talk in support of the exhibition ‘The Real Van Gogh: The Artist and His Letters’. Renowned author Martin Gayford … Continue reading

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Activity for Autumn 2010

Here’s my Autumn schedule of book promotion activity, talks and lectures… BBC Radio Scotland, Cafe Culture – Sep 21, 1.40pm Talking at Henley Festival – Oct 2 Richmond Art Soc – Oct 12 Cheltenham Literary Festival – Oct 13 Topping … Continue reading

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