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An introduction to each lecture is given on the Lectures page.  

The morning lecture starts at 10.30 and the afternoon at 13.45, unless otherwise stated.

Details of the visits and tours can be found on the visits/tours page. 

Details of the Study Days can be found on the Study Days page

 

Members wishing to bring a guest, please contact Sue Pring, pring24@btinternet.com, giving at least 24 hours' notice.


First Lecture of New Membership Year

24th September 2019

Pots and Frocks - The World of Grayson Perry.  From Essex Potter to Superstar National Treasure  

Lecturer: Ian Swankie

Widely known for his appearances dressed as his feminine alter ego, Claire, Grayson Perry RA is now a core part of the art establishment.

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

Tuesday 29th October

Antony Gormley at The Royal Academy

*BOOKING OPENS FOR STUDY DAY

Tuesday 5th November 2019

From Monochrome to Polychrome:  A history of the art and colours of garden design

Timothy Walker


Monday 7th October

Art and Architecture of Glasgow

7th - 10th October 2019

Explore Glasgow's rich cultural heritage, focusing on the legacy of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.The trip will also include visits to Dumfries House, Drumlanrig Castle and The Shugborough Estate.


22nd October 2019

Painter of Sunlight:  Joaquin Sorolla

Lecturer: Gail Turner

A highly successful artist of international renown in his lifetime. Today, however, Sorolla is little known outside Spain and the United States.

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

Saturday 25th January

The Purcell Club at Westminster Abbey

This is a Saturday evening event.


Tuesday 29th October 2019

DAY VISIT

Antony Gormley at The Royal Academy

From the British coastline to the rooftops of Manhattan, Antony Gormley’s sculptures are recognised across the world. 


26th November 2019

Edward Seago: From the Circus to Sandringham

Lecturer: James Russell

An immensely popular oil painter and watercolourist who was overlooked by critics.


25th January 2020

DAY VISIT

The Purcell Club: Westminster Abbey

This is a Saturday evening event

This very popular, evening tour of Westminster Abbey offers a unique, musical experience.


28th January 2020

Rick Mather's Millennium Museum: Dulwich, Wallace and Ashmolean

Lecturer: Andrew Hopkins

The Rick Mather Architects are responsible for the transformation of these major museums. 

*BOOKING OPENS FOR STUDY DAY

Tuesday 3rd March 2020

CLASSICAL ELEGANCE AND ROMANTICS; Mozart and Beethoven. Two Masters of Viennese Music

Sandy Burnett

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

Thursday 19th March 2020

visit: Vintners' Hall and The Bank of England


25th February 2020

Dazzling Dufy:  Invitation to a Luminous Feast with Raoul Dufy

Lecturer: Mary Alexander

A key player in early twentieth century Avant Garde art, design, literary and theatrical circles in Paris.  


Thursday 19th March 2020

DAY VISIT

Vintner's Hall and The Bank of England

The seventeenth century, magnificent Vintners' Hall is set in the heart of the City.  The Bank of England, Britain’s central bank, is the world’s eighth oldest bank and is the model used by most modern central banks.  


24th March 2020

The Luttrell Psalter:  England on the Verge of the Black Death

Lecturer: Michelle Brown

Meet the 14th Century Luttrells and their world, by exploring their great artistic epitaph.

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

Thursday 7th May 2020

The Globe Theatre and Tate Modern


20th - 25th April 2020

Away Trip to Art Treasurers of Northern Italy

Booking opens 9th July 2019:  This trip is currently sold out.  

If you would like to go on the waiting list, please contact Rosie Braithwaite on rosie.braithwaite@outlook.com or Amanda Hosie on amandahosie@icloud.com


28th April 2020

Raphael:  Genius of the Renaissance in Rome

Lecturer: Jo Walton

Raphael was charming, handsome and polite, which couldn’t be said for all Renaissance polymaths.

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

18th June 2020

 Hever Castle


Thursday 7th May 2020

DAY VISIT

Tour of the Globe Theatre and Interpreting Modern Art Tour at Tate Modern.

The group will be divided into two.  It is only a short walk between the two.

The iconic Globe Theatre evokes Elizabethan England as does the Tate Modern, albeit a later Elizabeth.


26th May 2020

Dame Rachel Whiteread:  Contemporary Artist and Sculptor

Lecturer: Linda Smith

A Turner Prize winner and one of the most important and respected British artists working today. 

*BOOKING OPENS FOR VISIT

Tuesday 14th July 2020

visit: St Peter Ad Vincula and Colemore House Gardens


16th June 2020

Vision and Song in the Life of Hildegard of Bingern:- 'The Harmony of Celestial Revelations'

Lecturer: Mark Cottle

Working in the Middle Ages, she was a visionary, poet, musician, naturalist healer and theologian whose writings were prolific, wide ranging and powerful.


Thursday 18th  June

DAY VISIT

Private guided tour of Hever Castle and access to gardens

Dating back to the thirteenth century, however its most famous owners were the Boleyns.


14th July 2020

AGM 10.30 am:  Joint AGM and Lecture for ALL Members (No afternoon Lecture)

150 Years of London Underground Design

Lecturer: Mark Ovenden

Exploring the station architecture, inspired first by the Arts and Crafts movement, then Art Deco, to more modern influences.  

POST AGM VISIT

St Peter Ad Vincula and Colemore House Gardens

The charming Norman church, still illuminated by candles, is mentioned in the Domesday book.The extensive Colemore House gardens are set on a four acre site surrounded by unspoilt countryside.


 

First Lecture of the New Membership Year

22nd September 2020

John Singer Sargent - Power of the Portrait

Lecturer: Alexandra Epps