Talks & Tours

Cultural Tours

For several years I have had the pleasure of being a tour leader for the excellent travel company Kirker Holidays. I have led tours to Venice for opera and art, to Rome and the surrounding country for visits to the fabulous villas and gardens, to Pesaro for the renowned Rossini festival, to Florence, Lucca, Genoa and much more.

The tours are for, as they say, ‘The discerning traveller’ and guests stay in four star hotels with delicious meals and wonderful visits to be experienced.

For more information go to

Art Talks

Since 2008 I have been working in association with Soho House in presenting a series of talks that usually take place in the form of conversations with artists, curators, directors, critics and journalists to discuss their upcoming shows, previous work or a potential project. It may be a well-known critic or commentator talking us through upcoming events such as Frieze London or The Venice Biennale. It’s like an informal ‘chat-show’ and the audience are encouraged to participate with questions and observations.

Find out more by clicking through to or contact me directly to book a place  at

November 10 - Patrick Brill aka Bob & Roberta Smith in conversation for Art for Breakfast

Little House, Mayfair - 9.30 am



2 - 7 October

The Villas & Gardens around Rome

17 - 21 October

Opera in Rome - The Tosca Tour

23 - 30 October

The Grandeur of Rome

16 - 20 November

Lucca and the Lucchese Hills

26 November - 1 December                  

The Kirker Music Festival in Venice

From December until the end of March I will be with the John Hall Venice Course                     


27 March - 3 April                 

A private tour from Pompeii to Venice

9 - 13 April

Private tour in Venice


Stay connected

There will be more tours added to this list, but for more information and bookings go to

Or contact Lucy Ayling at Kirker Holidays on (+44) 020 7593 1899

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In Conversation with Gavin Turk

09:30 on Friday 12th May at Little House, Mayfair. I spoke with Gavin about his recent show at Newport Street Gallery