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Mille Miglia - Cars and Culture

Thursday 18 8.00pmMay


Quay Arts

Sea Street
Newport Harbour
Isle of Wight
PO30 5BD

01983 822490

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Mille Miglia - Cars and Culture


Biondetti navone ferrari 166 mille miglia 1948

The Vectis Decorative & Fine Arts Society present Mille Miglia - Cars and Culture by Libby Horner.

Doors open at 6.30pm. Light suppers and bar available. Lecture starts at 8pm until 9pm. Visitors welcome £8.00

In 1955 Stirling Moss and Denis Jenkinson won the 1000 mile open-road endurance race round Italy with a staggering average speed of 98.53 mph which didn’t allow them any time for pit stops or culture. In 2014 Libby, driving an iconic red Alfa Romeo, followed the route in more leisurely fashion.

In a multi-media lecture combining photographs, film, songs, and quotations from writers and poets she offers a kaleidoscopic view of the cars and characters involved in the race from its inception in 1927 together with numerous detours to sample local food, wine, music, architecture and art.

This is an excellent account of this famous victory.

Libby Horner is a freelance art historian, curator, film producer, lecturer and writer. Libby is the world's leading authority on the multi-talented artist Frank Brangwyn.

The irrepressible Libby has recently written film scripts about Fay Godwin, Fiore de Henriques, Gordon Russell, John Piper and Patrick Reyntiens.