Artists in London

Diane Burstein

Notice Period:
Regular (more than one month's notice)
24th March 2019
London | Art | History Culture

An illustrated talk about London's various creative quarters from the grand studio houses of Victorian Holland Park and Chelsea to the live/work spaces of contemporary Shoreditch and Deptford. Discover how London's artistic map changed over the years and "meet" the artists who lived worked and loved in London.

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About Diane Burstein

A qualified London Blue Badge Tour Guide and Historian, I've been leading tours in London for 20 years. My contributions to local radio stations BBC London and LBC have helped to make me one of the capital's best known tour guides. I love to show visitors and Londoners the more unusual sites away from the tourist trail. I teach Discovering London courses at two of London's top Adult Education Institutes - The Bishopsgate Institute and City Lit. Since the outbreak of Covid 19 I have been giving regular talks via the medium of Zoom and I have the license to facilitate this if your group doesn't have a license.

An experienced speaker I have spoken to a variety of groups including National Trust, WI, Rotary Clubs, Local History Groups, Corporate Groups, Social Groups and Livery Company members. My topics include specific London related subjects such as Literary London, Theatrical London, Artists in London, Jewish Connections in London, History of London Shops, Charles Dickens' London, Sinister London, The History of the Regents Canal. I also speak about all the areas where I guide so you can look at the tours listed on my website and pick an area of London that you would like to hear about. I am always happy to put together a special talk on the London related topic of your choice with notice.

This is what some of my regular clients say about my speaking skills:

“On every occasion Diane had delighted our audiences with her expertise and enthusiasm. She has a very natural, confident manner and I consider her to be an accomplished communicator”.
Mike Paterson. Director, London Historians.

“Diane has always been totally professional in her preparation and has provided excellent events. She has a strong confident delivery and never has to refer to notes. I am always impressed by her depth of knowledge and her ability to weave different threads into her talks. Whenever I advertise an event with her name it is guaranteed to sell out”. Susan Boome, Friends and Events Co-ordinator, Museum of London.

“Our members have always found Diane’s talks very interesting and entertaining, inspiring us to visit the places she has talked about. She has a good delivery and is lively and vivacious, our concentration never wanders”. Sheila Allighan, Stanmore and Harrow Historical Society

“The depth of Diane’s knowledge was amazing and the way she delivered her talk had us all engrossed”. Peggy Roe, Richmond U3A

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