15th & 16th September Unveiling of William Orpen Sculpture
Saturday 15th Sept. 2018 – 5.30pm Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones (a big fan and collector of Orpen’s work) unveiled the sculpture which was followed by a WW1 themed concert (SOLD OUT) in the hotel with various artists (young and old) performing in English, German and French, including a reading from one of Orpen’s books ‘An Onlooker in France’ by his Grandson Richard Olivier.
The event was also an occasion for an Orpen reunion with many of his descendants meeting for the first time.
Sunday 16th Sept. 2018 – from noon – 6pm. An exhibition of some originals and some reproductions of paintings and letters by William Orpen. And at 2pm a one hour AV/Talk ‘The Life and Times of William Orpen’ was delivered by Dominic Lee, Orpen Research Archives manager.