PAINTERS OF LIGHT AND SHADOW
A powerful new play about the healing power of art.
Severely disabled servicemen returning home after The Great War faced a very uncertain future. One Sheffield company, Painted Fabrics employed these injured men to craft beautiful handcrafted materials that were sold around the world.
Painted Fabrics was a unique charitable organisation who employed and cared for many injured British servicemen and their families for nearly fifty years. This little-known story is told through the eyes of one of its families.
Details : Drama Studio, Shearwood Road, Sheffield S10 2TD
Saturday 1 & Sunday 2 December 2018 at 7.30pm
CHARLES SARGEANT JAGGER | PLAQUE ENVEILVED
The Rotherham District Civic Society have unveiled a blue plaque to Charles Sargeant Jagger in his hometown of Kilnhurst. The plaque is an acknowledgement of his achievements as a sculptor and to commemorate his childhood and early education in the former pit village of Kilnhurst.
The plaque is the culmination of a longstanding campaign by residents of the village to recognise Jaggers' international reputation as one of the foremost twentieth century British sculptors. The unveiling was uniquely timed, coming on the eve of the 100th anniversary of the end of The Great War.
Details : Victoria Street, Kilnhurst. Friday 26th October 2018
DAVID JAGGER | HORLICKS COMMISSION AT AUCTION
Seven original paintings by David Jagger commissioned by the drinks company Horlicks appeared at Sworders Auctioneers in Essex on 9 October 2018.
The paintings were used for advertising purposes in various publications during the late 1920's. David produced them for the adverting agency J Walter Thompson for whom he had worked for a decade earlier. The group of works had remained with GSK Hocklicks in their headquarters in Slough, Berkshire since they were commissioned.
This series of works perfectly captures Jaggers' striking illustrative skills, another similiar series of black and white portraits of British aviators and racing car drivers is now held by the National Portrait Gallery, London.