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The Kennedy Whitehouse; Art, Architecture, and Gardens of Camelot

The Arts Society Leicester present The Kennedy Whitehouse; Art, Architecture, and Gardens of Camelot

Speaker – Andrew Hopkins

Following the 60th anniversary of the assignation of JFK, this talk is about the White House’s most celebrated twentieth century residents. The tragic end of his presidency has tended to overshadow the astounding aesthetic and artistic changes made during the Kennedy’s relatively brief tenure in the presidential residence. Apart from the wonderful film tour of the house made by Mrs Kennedy and still shown to visitors today, the Rose Garden was a fine creation by Jackie and her friend, the renowned garden designer Bunny Mellon. The interiors were restored based on historical research and items belonging to the house throughout its history were purchased and returned, even in many cases gifted back by patriotic individuals. Take a trip down memory lane and visit Camelot in this richly illustrated talk.

Further Information

From September to June ASL present a programme of lectures covering a wide range of interests and tastes with an informative line-up of speakers talking about a variety of subjects. Whether you come on your own or with friends you will be in the company of like-minded people in a vibrant environment of learning, sharing, and socialising.

Members – membership of ASL offers the chance to enjoy nine lectures a year in addition to many other benefits including newsletters and volunteering opportunities plus the option to take part in visits, study days and an annual social event.

Visitors – non-members are most welcome to attend up to two lectures annually, it is an excellent way to try out membership. Just come along and pay on the door, attendance at one lecture costs £7.