For our last lecture of the 2018-19 season, we have local art to the fore. Jo Walton on Ravilous, Bawden and the Great Bardfield Artists. An exploration of the artistic community that existed so close to us in North Essex. click here for more details and the bio
Cheese and Wine Party after the Lecture – members and guests invited
Blackwater members may be interested in a day of lectures that the Greater London Area have arranged as a recruitment day for existing and potential new members on Saturday 21st September at Bridewell Hall near Blackfriars.
With three well known speakers in an excellent venue, we thought as a near neighbour of London members from Blackwater might like to attend and bring a non-member friend if possible.Click here for more details and information re – booking
A message from Carole Tibballs
‘For the attention of folk going on the Eltham Palace trip Wed 19th June that Patricia Pullen will hold the list of attendees on the day of our visit to Eltham Palace Her tel no is 01376 500109’
Jackie Marsh-Hobbs will give us a lecture on “The British Seaside Holiday – it’s History, Architecture and Entertainment. I wonder if she will also dwell on the decline of this traditional holiday and trippers to the sea? Click here for more details and the BIO
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.