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Phrases and Sayings

25/05/2020 (6:00pm - 7:00pm)

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Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society
Venue:
Wesley Church Hall, Uniting Church
Address:
64 Church St, Dubbo NSW 2830
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Phrases and Sayings: The Etymology of the City of London
Presented By
Alan Read

The English language is rich in idioms, phrases and sayings which are part of everyday speech yet seldom do we consider their original meanings. This is an exploration of historical etymology, often traceable to the City of London. Even if you have to ‘rob Peter to pay Paul’ and it’s ‘raining cats and dogs’ you’d be ‘barking mad’ to miss this lecture.

Alan holds a master’s and first class honours degree in History of Art from Birkbeck College, London. He is a gallery guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery and for Frieze Masters and regularly lectures at the NPG, Dulwich Picture Gallery, Plymouth City Art Gallery and other galleries in the UK. He also works as a London Blue Badge Guide and a City of London Guide.

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