FORMER Fleet Street journalist Dr Geri Parlby will be in Nerja to give a fully illustrated lecture with the intriguing title ‘From magic lanterns to Metro Goldwyn Meyer – the birth of the silver screen and the artists it inspired’.
Hosted by The Art Society Nerja, the lecture will be staged at the Centro Cultural next Tuesday February 11 at 6pm
Dr Parlby will talk about how the moving image has been a powerful source of imagination from the moment a magic lantern flickered to life in the 17th century, how the motion picture industry developed throughout the late 19th and early 20th centuries and how it inspired some of the greatest artists of the time.
Geri Parlby has a Masters in History of Art and a Theology Doctorate. She has been lecturing for the past 12 years in the UK and internationally. She is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.