ART enthusiasts are invited to a special afternoon event featuring a talk from an accomplished historian at this year's Bewdley Festival.

British art historian Barry Venning will bring his illuminating talk 'A Child of Six Could Do It – A Cartoonists View of Modern Art' to Bewdley Baptist Church on Monday October 15.

In this festival event, he will take audience through the past 150 years of modern art and the work of notable cartoonists, sharing his amusing and thoughtful observations and insights.

Barry has had a variety of work published, including a study on the paintings of John Constable, and recently took part in the BBC documentary ‘The Genius of Turner: Painting the Industrial Revolution.’

He is currently an Associate Lecturer with the Open University and lectures for NADFAS, Christie’s Education and other organisations.

Tickets cost £10 and are available online via

The event will begin at 2.30pm.