A lecture by Eric Shanes. Fundraising Event. Eric Shanes is the author of thirteen bestselling books on Turner. A Vice-President of the Turner Society, he served for many years as its Chairman. At present he is engaged upon writing the most exhaustive biography of Turner to date. He is a painter, art historian and lecturer and world authority on Turner. In this talk, Eric Shanes will put Turner's achievement within its cultural, painterly and biographical context, and especially in relation to Salisbury and its environs. 6.30pm Drinks in the marquee and viewing of the ‘Turner’s Wessex’ exhibition. 7pm Talk.