Posted on November 23rd 2019
Mali Delargy at the Wallace Collection
On Saturday 23rd November one of our Year 11 students achieved a London museum first by successfully giving a talk on three magnificent artefacts in fluent English and in Welsh to a captivated audience. Mali described the stunning portrait of an ambitious Philippe Le Roy by Anthony Van Dyck and then later described the poignant life and career of the poet and actress Mary Robinson in front of her beautiful portrait by Thomas Gainsborough. Robinson was an independent and resourceful woman who was resilient despite adversity. Mali completed her presentation by analysing the intricate, ancient and mysterious bell of St. Mura (c.1000-1599 AD)- probably the most ancient artefact in the collection. In addition to members of the public; family, staff and fellow Year 11 students came to support which ensured a sizeable audience. Mali was able to create an afternoon to remember. Thanks to Ms. Dawes and her family, Ms. Ball, Ms. Arif and Ms. Searle for their enthusiastic support.