Blackheath Village

located in the heart of Surrey's beautiful heathland


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Surrey Women Mural Artists a Zoom Lecture

“Surrey Women Mural artists: Anna Lea Merritt, Mary Watts & Kitty Milroy”

a Zoom Lecture by Olive Maggs Wednesday 17th March 7.30pm

Three women mural artists in Surrey represent the 19C century passion for colourful mural decoration and the rise of women artists: Anna Lea Merritt at St Martin's Church Blackheath, Mary Watts at the Watts Chapel, Compton and Kitty Milroy at St Mark's Church, Upper Hale. Olive Maggs’ fully illustrated lecture will examine the differences in their style, techniques and materials and why their work was so unique.

Olive Maggs BA, MA, PGCE, is an art historian and lecturer who taught and examined Art History for many years. Working on a freelance basis she has contributed to the Watts Gallery Adult Lecture programme on a number of occasions and specialises in the history of women artists, in particular in the nineteenth century. In 2012, she curated an exhibition on Anna Lea Merritt and published a book on the murals in \St Martin's Church, Blackheath by the same artist.

The cost of a ticket is £10 and includes a copy of Olive Maggs’ book “Anna Lea Merritt’s Murals: Wall Paintings in a Surrey Church”. The book will be posted to you as soon as possible after the lecture.


To book tickets please send an email to Carolyn Smith

Once you have booked your ticket, you will be sent the link to access the talk nearer the time.

The Villagers Pub ACV

Refer to the Villagers Pub page for recent developments in respect to the pub and the recent success with the ACV application.

Please refer to this update that as been prepared by the Blackheath Village Society.

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