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ANTIQUES expert Eric Knowles visits the Costa Blanca next month to stamp his unique style on a presentation explaining the Art Deco movement.

With 30 years of broadcasting with the BBC and its much-loved antique series under his belt, Eric presents ‘A Gentle Introduction to Art Deco’ to members of the Arts Society Marina Alta and guests on Thursday 7th December.

Art Deco is a recognised style of visual arts, architecture and design that first appeared in France before the Great War; it became popular in the twenties and thirties and was hugely influential on the design of buildings, furniture, and transport – even humble pottery.

The movement features geometric shapes and clear and precise lines. Above all it embraced new technology and represented luxury, glamour, and faith in human progress.

Eric, who has travelled the UK with his own ‘mini’ antiques road show has an in-depth knowledge of a wide range of antiques and is known for passing on information with his personal “wickedly funny” style.

A Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and ambassador for the Prince’s Trust and the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme, he has a passion for the music of Motown and has had some success on Celebrity Mastermind.

His presentation will be fully illustrated and is known for being packed with fascinating and frequently funny anecdotes.

The venue is the Parador Hotel in Javea. Doors open at 10am and the meeting begins at 11am – visitors are welcome by prior arrangement, by emailing secretary@marinaaltaarts.com

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