Due to unforeseen circumstances, Claudia Hopkins will no longer be participating in this event. Gijs van Hensbergen will join the line-up.

From the macabre etchings of Goya to Picasso’s moving and powerful Guernica, Spanish art is inescapably intertwined with the country’s turbulent history. Author Jason Webster (Violencia) and art historian Gijs van Hensbergen (The Sagrada Familia) join James Long to consider how some of Spain’s greatest artists have been influenced by the political unrest that has shaped this nation’s identity, and to demonstrate how some of Spain’s most striking artworks can be better understood when viewed through the lens of violence and conflict.


The Garden Theatre

The Garden Theatre is situated in Montpellier Gardens, the main site of The Times and The Sunday Times Cheltenham Literature Festival in the heart of Cheltenham, GL50 1UW.

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