May Lecture


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

Peter Warwick


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.

Day of Special Interest


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
Leslie Primo

New Members Coffee Morning


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.

Arts Active and Tate Modern


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.