As befitting the Company that Broadcasts British, this weekend’s BBC programming was rife with Diamond Jubilee themed shows. Alastair Sooke’s exploration of regal portraiture on Saturday night was a double sided (one pound) coin. Sooke uses the tradition of the royal portrait to reveal the propaganda machine of royalty. From their outfits to the jewels to the size of the drape in the background, all the elements used to paint a queen are present to communicate an important message. One of power, majesty and above all: that a woman can rule.
This Saturday 9th June- Summer Symposium! 10-1.30pm Berrick Saul Treehouse- Tickets on the door- £3 students; £5 non-students