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Whistler, Wilde and Sargent: The Talent of Tite Street Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes Thursday 08 November 2018

London's Tite Street was one of the most influential artistic quarters in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.  A staggering amount of talent thrived in just this one street in Chelsea including James Abbott McNeill Whistler, Oscar Wilde and John Singer Sargent.  Throughout its dynamic and turbulent history Tite St mirrored the world around. From the aesthetic movement through the struggles of women's suffrage to the bombs in the Blitz in the 1940s it remained home to innumerable artists and writers.  The lecture ties together the private and professional lives of its inhabitants to form a colourful tapestry of art and intrigue.


Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes is an experienced guide at Tate Britain and Tate Modern and lectures at various art societies and institutions. She has a special interest in British Art of the late 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries.

Having gained an MA in film and television practice, Jennifer had a career spanning 20 years as a TV producer/director making documentaries and factual programmes for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4.

She was a visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths College and Birkbeck College University of London and a senior lecturer at Southampton Solent University in the Faculty of Media, Arts and Society