Rosalind Whitehouse in this months lecture tells the story of discovering paintings connected with John Constable: four members of the family and Constable’s right-hand man are reunited on her studio workbench.Don’t forget the meeting is the second Thursday in the month.Click here for more details and the BIO
Magic & Medicine of the Ancients – Eileen Goulding MA – a lecture to explore fact and fiction – magic and medicine in times gone by. This lecture examines both magic and medicine to demonstrate the similarities and differences, with details of spells, prescriptions and potions to kill or cure.This lecture identifies what worked – and what didn’t! Click here for more details and the BIO
Vivaldi in Venice – Peter Medhurst. We welcome back Peter to Blackwater for another feast of music and images. Venice and the association of Vivaldi to the city will be explored with Peter’s live musical participation. Not to be missed! Click here for more details and the Booking Form
Due to the adverse weather conditions and forecast and to ensure the safety of all our members, the Arts Society, Blackwater lecture on Thursday 1st March is cancelled.
We will hope to re-arrange the lecture at a future date.
Cambridge University Botanic Gardens Tuesday 19th June – a mid-summer trip without a long journey. Something to look forward to as we endure the depths of an Essex Winter! Click here for more details and the Booking Form
Curiouser and Curiouser – the title of our next lecture by Roger Askew on the Life and Works of Lewis Carroll.Click here for more details and the BIO
Cartoony – their history and creators. Tim Stimson will take us through the world of caricature and satire.Click here for more details and the BIO
Ian Valentine (Past Chairman of Blackwater) has contacted us inviting anyone interested in joining the Colchester Society’s visit to Munich.The tour will be led by Thomas Abbot, an American who has lived in Germany for more than 30 years. Ian and Jane went on an earlier tour to Berlin led by him, and he’s also given us a Study Day on Baroque Architecture. He has an encyclopaedic knowledge of German cities and the Arts.Click here for more details And the Booking form
The latest Newsletter is now available to view or download on the website.click here for the winter newsletter
The rapid uptake for the House of Commons trip has meant there are no places left. But a Waiting List has been created. Contact Carole Tibballs if you want your name to be added to the list.