Caroline Kight returns to Blackwater to give us a lecture on Grinling Gibbons. Click below for more information and the BIO
There is a change to the 2021/22 Programme as the Jubilee Bank Holiday is on 2nd June
The AGM and the lecture ‘The Art of
William Hogarth’ will now be held on 9th June
As your President and Webmaster can I wish everyone a Happy Christmas and hopefully a prosperous and healthy New Year. Whatever Covid throws at us, Blackwater will continue to provide excellent lectures and a friendly atmosphere at our monthly meetings. I hope to see everyone in the New Year.
Dr Bill Allen OBE
CREATING THE GOLDEN ERA OF TRANSATLANTIC LINERS
With Howard Smith Click for more details and the BIO
Art and Illusion – Ian Gledhill explores the art and history of stage scenery
There is a change to the advertised speaker for the November lecture. Mark Ovendon, who was going to present “150 years of London Underground design” is unable to travel at present, so we have managed to book Gail Turner in his place. The subject of her talk is “Painter of Sunlight by Joaquin Sorolla” We meet on Thursday 4th November at 11.0 am Click here for more details and the BIO
What’s in a Crack? A closer look at the Paintings of Stanhope Forbes RA & the Newlyn School of Painters – With Sarah Cove
Following the Lecture, you are invited to join the Chairman and committee for a chat over a glass of wine. Cheese and nibbles will also be served.
From Downton To Gatsby Jewellery & Fashion 1890 To 1929 with Andrew Prince
There are still places available for what promises to be a day of outstanding Special Interest. Those wishing to attend will need to book. This will be a particular ‘Special Day’ as it will probably be the first opportunity for us to gather in person rather than on Zoom!
Don’t forget on Thursday 1st July the lecture on Versailles is preceded by thr Blackwater AGM. The meeting (on (Zoom) starts at 10.00am. All members welcome to attend.
Vaux le Vicomte”Fit for a King”: The Inspiration Behind Versailles Palace
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