We are planning a visit to the Sainsbury Centre Museum in Norwich on 20 October 2022. They are having a new exhibition called Visions of Ancient Egypt, Egypt being the inspiration for many artists. 150 works from a variety of artists ranging from Joshua Reynolds to David Hockney For more details click below
7th July 10.30 Start – Jubilee Celebration after
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Our lecture will celebrate our Golden Jubilee. Please note the lecture will start at 10.30am prompt. Coffee & Tea will be served from 9.45am.
Among our guests will be the Lord Lieutenant of Essex, Mrs Jennifer Tolhurst and the Mayors of Witham and Maldon. Other guests will include the past Mayor Witham, the Chairman of Essex Area of the Arts Society, and past Blackwater Chairmen.
After the lecture there will be a slight pause while the chairs are re-arranged. There will then be speeches – an introduction by myself followed by one from our President, Dr Bill Allen and one from the Lord Lieutenant of Essex who will then be asked to cut our Jubilee cake. A finger buffet and wine will follow served to all guests and members.
It should be a memorable morning in the history of our Society.
The Art of William Hogarth – Gin and Harlots
Sarah StopfordWith the celebrations for the Queen, our June Lecture is on the second Thursday this year.
An intriguing title about life in Renaissance Italy.
Next Blackwater lecture Thursday 12th MayAs usual the May lecture is on the SECOND THURSDAY of the month. Local elections in the hall on the 5th! More details and the Biography to follow shortly
Faberge – Objects of Desire with Cynthia Sparke
A LOOK AT THE ENDURING APPEAL OF THE HOUSE OF FABERGÉ, THE BUSINESS VISIONARY AT ITS HELM AND THE IMPERIAL PATRONAGE THAT ENSURED ITS PRESTIGE
A recent update March 2022 from Sheila Bates:
” Plume Library – Four volunteers are carrying on with making book shoes and cleaning at the library. Two of us also support the library by joining the Friends of the library’s committee and are helping with the Heritage open day etc.
Maldon Heritage centre is looking for volunteers, the centre is on the ground floor of the building occupied by the library.”
Blackwater DFAS is pleased to announce a return of Visits. Our first organised trip is to Hatfield House
For further information and the Booking form see below
Update of the website entryStephanie Jones has updated the entry on Young Arts to include projects in 2020 and 2021.Please go to the Young Arts tab to see the new entry.
GREAT GARDENS OF THE 18TH CENTURY: LANDSCAPE GARDENING FROM HA-HAS TO HERMITS with Patrick Conner
With Spring around the corner, Patrick explores the history and development of the “classic” English garden.