The Summer Newsletter is now available here Click here for the Newsletter
The first visit is a return by Blackwater to The Henry Moore Foundation – his studios and gardens on Wednesday 10th October Click here for more details and the Booking Form
The February Lecture was cancelled due to snow. It has been re-arranged on Thursday 6th September
‘Curiouser and Curiouser’ – the life and works of Lewis Carroll
This lecture explores the enigma of this paradoxical figure of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, ‘Lewis Carroll’, with particular reference to his most popular works, “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” and “Through the Looking-Glass”.Click here for more details and the BIO
Roger Askew BA,MA
For our last lecture of the 2017-18 season – A “Triumphant” return for Peter Warwick to Blackwater to give us the History and Artistic legacy of the River Thames.After the lecture will be our annual Cheese and Wine and renewal forms for next year will be available. With good wishes for the summer!Click here for more details and the BIO
The Age of Jazz and Art Deco! Sally Hoban tells us about the swinging twenties, influences and life, in this illustrated lecture on this period.Click here for more details and the BIO
Don’t forget the AGM precedes the lecture at 10.0am
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.