Imogen Clare Holst
Imogen Clare Holst
by Sandra Lousada
gelatin silver print, 1961
11 3/4 in. x 11 7/8 in. (300 mm x 303 mm) image size
Sitterback to top
- Imogen Clare Holst (1907-1984), Musician, dancer, choreographer and actress. Sitter in 10 portraits.
This portraitback to top
Holst became music assistant to Benjamin Britten in 1952, later becoming artistic director of the Aldeburgh Festival, Suffolk, where this photograph was taken.
Linked displays and exhibitionsback to top
- Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance (28 November 2011 - 9 July 2012)
Subjects & Themesback to top
Events of 1961back to top
Current affairsPeter Benenson's article The Forgotten Prisoners is published internationally, inspiring the founding of the human rights organisation, Amnesty International.
The philosopher and peace activist Bertrand Russell is imprisoned for inciting civil disobedience during a sit down demonstration at the Ministry of Defence and Hyde Park.
The farthing coin - used in Britain for the last 7 centuries - ceases to be legal tender.
Art and scienceRudolf Nureyev defects from the USSR fearing that the KGB would arrest him for being gay and for fraternising with foreigners. After seeking asylum in Paris he set up home in London at the Royal Ballet and began his famous partnership with Margot Fonteyn.
The satirical magazine, Private Eye is first published.
InternationalThe East German government erects the Berlin Wall, ceasing free movement between East and West Berlin. The barrier prevented citizens of Soviet controlled East Germany from crossing the border into West Germany to work, or to defect.
Yuri Gagarin, the soviet cosmonaut, becomes the first man in space orbiting the earth on the 12th April.
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