Not Timothy Spall for this one - instead an enthusiastic art historian who specialises in the 19th and early 20th C and who co-edited How to Paint Like Turner. Earth, air, fire and water are four recurring features in the painter’s work. This talk examines water - specifically, the Thames, a river that also mesmerised Girtin and Whistler. As with Caravaggio last season, here is an opportunity to see painting after painting after painting. The Thames was rich in meaning and visual effects for Turner who, over his lifetime, explored its views, associations both historic and contemporary, and its symbolism.