Programme of Lectures

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We are now able to return to the Village Hall, Wickham Bishops for our monthly meetings. A full programme has been developed and is available on the website. Normally lectures take place on the first Thursday in the month in Wickham Bishops Village Hall, but note that the Lecture in May is on the second Thursday.

Members are asked to be seated by 10.55 am for any preliminary announcements prior to the lecture commencing at 11.00am. Tea & Coffee are available from 10.30am.

2021

Thursday 7th October
“What’s in a Crack?” A Closer Look At The Paintings Of Stanhope Forbes RA and The Newlyn School of Painters  Stanhope Forbes Oct21 Lecture & BIO
Sarah Cove

Thursday 4th November – note change of lecture and lecturer
150 Years of Underground Design
Mark Ovenden

Painter of Sunlight – Joaquin Sorolla  Sorolla and BIO
Gail Turner

Thursday 2nd December
Art and Illusion

Ian Gledhill

Thursday 6th January
CREATING THE GOLDEN ERA OF TRANSATLANTIC LINERS

Howard Smith

Thursday 3rd February
GRINLING GIBBONS – CARVER TO THE CROWN
Caroline Knight

Thursday 3rd March
GREAT GARDENS OFTHE 18TH CENTURY – LANDSCAPE GARDENING FROM
HE-AS TO HERMITS
Patrick Conner

Thursday 7th April
FABERGE: OBJECTS OF DESIRE- A LOOK AT THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THE HOUSE OF FABERGE. THE BUSINESS VISIONARY AT ITS HELM AND THE IMPERIAL PATRONAGE THAT ENSURED ITS PRESTIGE
Cynthia Sparke

DAY OF SPECIAL INTEREST

Monday 25th April
WONDERFUL THINGS! – TUTANKHAMUN – THE BOY KING, HIS TOMB AND TREASURES
Lucia Gahlin

Thursday 12th May
RENAISSANCE CASSONI – WEDDING CHESTS AND THE ART OF MARRIAGE IN 15TH CENTURY FLORENCE
Anna Warrillow

Thursday 2nd June
THE ART OF WILLIAM HOGARTH – GIN AND HARLOTS
Sarah Stopford

Thursday 7th July 10.30am start
LA SERENISSIMA – THE GOLDEN ERA OF MUSIC IN VENICE
Patrick Craig

Then a new season commences in 2022-23 

Thursday 6th October
PARIS AND THE BELLE EPOQUE
Cindy Polemis

Thursday 3rd November
BEAUTIFUL, BEASTLY, BIZARRE – THE ART OF HIERONYMOUS BOSCH
Paula Nuttall

Thursday 1st December
CHRISTMAS AT COVENT GARDEN – 300 YEARS OF CHRISTMAS SHOWS AT ONE OF LONDON’S GREAT THEATRES
Sarah Lenton

Last Season’s Completed Lectures

Friday 4th June – NOTE FRIDAY
Peggy Guggenheim

Alexandra Epps Click here for more details and the BIO

Thursday 13th May
The Age of Jazz –The May lecture explores the history of Jazz and how the genre developed with Sandy Burnett Click here for more details and the BIO

please note second Thursday in the month

Thursday 1st April
Raphael of Urbino: Artist and Architect
Shirley Smith – In this lecture, will study the art and architecture, of Raphael of Urbino as 2020 commemorates the 500th Anniversary of his death. Click here for more details

Thursday 11th March
May the Eye not Strike: Spiritual Protection in Islamic Textiles and Jewellery
Chris Alexander March21Lecture BIO

Thursday 4th February 
A Passion for Piers: A delightful look at the History of Pleasure Pier
Jackie Marsh-Hobbs
An exploration of one of the Victorian and Edwardian iconic artefacts of Britain’s seaside towns. Click here for more details and the BIO

Thursday 7th January 2021
I am The Very Model: Parodies of Victorian Society in Gilbert and Sullivan
Peter Medhurst explores the life and experiences of the partners and the society in which they lived and personalities that inspired them. Click here for more details and the BIO

This will be the second Zoom lecture for Blackwater and will commence as usual at 11.00 am; we recommend that you start the login process at least 15 minutes before this. You can login from 10.35am to ensure that you are set up and ready, particularly if you have not used Zoom before*. Perhaps you could get together with another member or a friend who is more used to this technology and watch with them; friends who are not Arts Society members, are free to join this webinar.

If you are familiar with Zoom meetings, you will find that this Zoom webinar is a little different, and functions a bit more like a lecture. As an attendee at the ‘lecture’, your video and microphone will be automatically turned off by us. Should you wish to ask a question, please locate the Q & A  button on the webinar page; on a computer this will appear if you hover your mouse over the bottom of the screen; you can type in your question at any time. At the end of the lecturer, Leslie Primo will read out the questions and answer as many as possible.
Please click the link below to join the webinar:
https://theartssociety-org.zoom.us/j/95314496860
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Webinar ID: 953 1449 6860

2020

Thursday 3rd December 2020
The Journey of the Magi
Leslie Primo will seek to unravel the myth and the iconography behind the proliferation of the story of the adoration of the magi from its Eastern and pagan roots to its current Christian interpretation. Click here for more details and the BIO