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In this light-hearted one-woman show, Kara Wilson assumes the identity of Kauffmann and chats to the audience as if they were guests in her studio, while she paints her self-portrait.

She tracks her extraordinary success as a female artist in 18th century London, how she became a founder member of the Royal Academy and mixed with the most celebrated artists, writers, aristocrats and royalty. She was a woman ahead of her time, clever enough to achieve her artistic aims, survive a criminal first husband, enjoy many admirers including Goethe, and leave a lasting legacy. 

This event is organised by the Friends of Kenwood

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Kara Wilson is an actress and studied painting at the Camden Arts Centre. She has toured her previous one-woman shows on artists in Edinburgh, London and New York: 'Glasgow Girl' on the life of Bessie MacNicol, 'Deco Diva' on Tamara de Lempicka, and 'Bloomsbury Bell' on the life of Vanessa Bell. Kara lives locally and has gone from being known as Tom Conti’s wife to being known as Nina Conti’s mother.

COVID-19 Precautions

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• Keeping a record of contact details for lead bookers.
• Conducting extra regular cleaning.
• Welcoming audience members with hand sanitiser.
• Designating toilets for your event.
• Keeping windows open for good ventilation.
• Encouraging audience members and staff to wear masks, unless exempt or when eating/drinking.
• Recommending taking a lateral flow test for everyone attending.