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May 2020 Newsletter
Saturday 09 May 2020

Welcome to our May Newsletter


The committee hopes that you are well in these very strange times. 

The links included in this Newsletter are new.  The museums and art galleries included in the April Newsletter are still offering virtual tours. They include, The Royal Academy, The National GalleryTate ModernThe Victoria & Albert Museum.

Jo Walton was due to deliver her lecture 'Raphael: Genius of the Renaissance in Rome' in April.  She has very kindly forwarded some further reading recommendations 'Raphael'  by Christof Thoenes and 'Raphael: The Drawings' by Catherine Whistler.

Do you like jigsaws?  The Ashmolean has created a range of  
virtual jigsaws using their exhibits. From easy to difficult!

The following links are all from Newbury:

The Corn Exchange has created an online choir and is offering a range of online events and shows.

View the current exhibition 'Out of plaCe'
at The Arlington Arts Centre.


The Watermill is offering a range of interactive activities.

Open Studios full catalogue.

Below is a further selection of websites that were suggested by the members of the committee and a few I found myself!

  • Join TAS Head Office mailing list to receive emails on their monthly 'Instant Expert' feature.
  • stay connected is TAS website for Talks and Lectures.  This month features Mark Hill discussing 'British Glass During the '60s'.
  • The Mariinsky Theatre is offering a range of opera.
  • The RHS has created a virtual 'Chelsea Flower Show'.
  • Missing a trip to Italy? Fly over the Cinque Terre Coast.
  • Waddesdon Manor is offering a virtual tour.
  • Iford Manor Near Bath is offering a virtual tour of the garden.
  • Listen to 'A History of the World in 100 Objects' BBC Sounds, first broadcast in 2010 and hosted by Neil McGregor.

And finally

Nessun Dorma

Stay Safe

Theresa Wright
Newsletter Editor