Dame Edith Sitwell and her Jewels
‘Dame Edith Sitwell and her Jewels’ in SYDNEY
Poet, critic, and member of an extraordinary family, Dame Edith Sitwell (1887 – 1964) tried hard to live up to her jewels. Her looks were unusual and throughout her childhood she was made to feel ugly and ungainly. Wearing fabulous and very large jewels helped her to overcome her embarrassment about her looks. She often dressed like a Tudor monarch, or a figure from a medieval tapestry, and loved her rings, brooches, bangles and buckles to add to the almost Plantagenet look she created.
In this fascinating talk, you will learn something about Edith Sitwell’s intriguing and controversial life from Susannah Fullerton, literary expert. Then Adrian Dickens, jewellery historian and personal jeweller, will discuss and show in his illustrated talk, just why Dame Edith Sitwell found it such a challenge to live up to her jewels.
Gin and tonics, prosecco and delicious sandwiches will be served. $45.00