Remember the May lecture is always the second Thursday because of elections.
So we welcome back on Thursday 9th May – Eveline Eaton to tell us about the Bayeux Tapestry – This lecture will present in details the historical, cultural and artistic aspects of that unique masterpiece.Click here for more details and the BIO
Paul Jagger gave us a lecture on Livery Company Halls. This visit will build on that. The programme for the day offers entry to two halls in the company of Paul who will conduct the tours.Click here for more details and the Booking Form
I am sorry to report that Peter Warwick, well known lecturer has died. He came to us a little while ago. You may remember his recent wonderful lecture on Capt Cook He was booked for 2020 to give a lecture on his special subject namely Lord Nelson. Aged 69 Peter had been suffering from cancer for the past four years He will be sorely missed by his many friends and contacts not least The Arts Society.
The April lecture is Tony Rawlins explaining how Art and Advertising have become linked in this fascinating exploration of our commercial times.Click here for more details and the BIO
Monday 1st April 2019
Design, Invention, Creation: The Multiple Lives of Leonardo Da Vinci
A study day in three one hour parts: Exploring the life, work, interests and legacy of a Renaissance icon. Speculations regarding the true life and meanings of Leonardo’s works have been rife for centuries; culminating in recent times with books such as the Da Vinci Code Click here for more details and the booking form
On a lovely sunny day Chairman, David Anderson welcomed new members of Blackwater to a coffee morning hosted by the President Dr Bill Allen and Jennifer Allen at their house in Wickham Bishops.
Members of the committee attended and new members were able to explore opportunities in the Volunteering Arms of the Society. David explained in his address how Blackwater was run and invited members to continue the recruitment initiative for new members.
Everyone enjoyed the chance to meet and chat with other new members and meet the committee.
Our next lecture by Chris Alexander is “The Silk Road” an exploration of the trade routes that brought the wonders of the East to Europe Click here for more details and the BIO
Our first Arts Active trip is reported here Click here for the Visit report
The summer visit to Eltham Palace and Gardens on Wednesday 19th June 2019 is launched and booking commences. Click here for details and the Booking Form
The Arts Active group have a visit planned to Tate Britain
Would any member of Arts Active like to join Marian and Carole on February 8th and go along to the Tate Britain for the Burne Jones exhibition? If you are free that day let us know as soon as possible so we can book tickets. We will try for a time between 12 and 1.