What’s On

This section includes any fan-related Exhibitions of which we are aware, along with our own FCI Events.

Information regarding other exhibitions is always welcome. Please let us have any information that we could publish on this site by filling in the form on our Contact Us page. …

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AGM 2020 – BOURNEMOUTH 14th-17th May
Category: FCI Events

The Fan Circle makes a return, after nearly 20 years, to the coastal town of Bournemouth in 2020. With a sea view, our hotel is close to everything and makes a comfortable base. We shall be hosting two local exhibitions in local museums which will be open to the public.

Our themes will be Victorian  …

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Fan Appreciation Seminar: Hosted by the Fan Circle International 25th March 2020
Category: External Events FCI Events

Following the successful Beginners Introduction to Fans workshop in 2019, we are delighted to be working with the Northern Branch of the Fan Circle International to bring you an informal but informative Fan Appreciation Seminar. During the day favourite or unusual fans will be discussed and examined, and those attending will be invited to ask  …

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The Man with the Carnation – Fans from the Gérard Lévy Collection at The Fan Museum, 4th June – 29th September 2019
Category: Past Events

This exhibition showcases the fan collection of Gérard Lévy (1934–2016), a dealer and connoisseur of Asian art and antique photography who collected fans for pleasure. Born in Morocco, Lévy lived most of his life in France where in 1966 he opened Galerie Gérard Lévy (designed by Le Corbusier) in Paris. An urbane figure who always  …

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Fashion, Fragrance and Fans – Announcing a Second FCI fan exhibition at Tennants, North Yorkshire June 2019
Category: Past Events

FCI_Tennants_2 With the theme of “Fashion, Fragrance and Fans”, FCI Northern members have loaned fans for the whole of June. Fabulous floral lace fans, painted fans, and Japanese fans showing gardens. Perfume bottles complement the fragrance on advertising fans. Relevant fan publications are also on show.

In the adjoining cabinet the late Judith Elliott’s perfume fans  …

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The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans at Cincinnati Art Museum, Ohio until 30th June 2019.
Category: Past Events

The Lady’s Adviser: Love and Courting on Folding Fans
December 8, 2018–June 30, 2019 | Gallery 213

Women’s fans of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries were often decorated with subjects that were meant to act as conversation starters during social gatherings. Imagery could include any number of themes, from nature to classical mythology, commemorations of  …

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