Fairies in art at Scarborough Art Gallery

A leading Oxford academic, writer and broadcaster takes the stage at Scarborough Art Gallery later this month to discuss the history of fairies in art.

Diane Purkiss is an English faculty member at Keble College, Oxford, and a published historian. She is the author of Fairies and Fairy Stories: A History, described by The Times as ‘enchanting… witty… full of surprises and delights’. She is currently working on a project on Shakespeare, the supernatural, and Elizabethan magic.

Diane reviews for The Times Literary Supplement, The Sunday Telegraph, The Telegraph and The Guardian, and appears frequently on BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour and on BBC TV. She also writes children’s books with her teenage son, Michael Dowling, under the pseudonym Tobias Druitt.

Her talk is part of the Friday Lates series of events at Scarborough Art Gallery, and will take place at 7pm on Friday 29 June. The Gallery will be open from 6pm to 10pm for anyone who wants to see the current exhibition Fears, Foes & Faeries, and the talk is included in the standard admission fee of £2 (concessions £1.80 – or free to Open Return Ticket holders).