Monthly lectures, held in the Bouverie Hall, Pewsey SN9 5QE, cover a wide range of subjects relevant to the wonderful world of The Arts.
The hall is open from 7pm with lectures beginning at 7:30pm for approximately one hour.
Coffee/tea and wine is served from 7pm.
Monday 9 October 2017
Pickled for Posterity: British Art and the Second World War
This lecture, by Monica Bohm-Duchen, addresses the wartime activities of emigre artists from Nazi-occupied Europe who sought refuge in Britain in the late 1930's and the work of British POW's such as Ronald Searle, who produced some extraordinary images in captivity, and the British artists present at the liberation of the concentration camps.
Monday 13 November 2017
Mars and the Muses: The Renaissance of Armour
Armour was one of the great Renaissance art forms. In the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries almost all of the richest most powerful noblemen in Europe could be counted as dedicated patrons of the armourer's art. Dr. Tobias Capwell is curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection, London.
Monday 11 December 2017
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The celebration of Christmas can be traced back to at least two pre-Christian cultures. This lecture-recital, by Peter Medhurst, explores the wealth of Christmas music, traditions and curious legends that are connected with them.
Monday 8 January 2018
The Golden Age of Venetian Glass
Jane Gardiner, who trained at the V&A and for 17 years was a senior lecturer at Sotheby’s, considers the early history of glass making in Venice, the material itself and the techniques involved in forming and decorating the pieces as well as the early fashion for richly coloured and enamelled glass, the sources of inspiration behind the forms and decoration, who would have owned the pieces and how they would have been used or displayed.
Monday 12 February 2018
The Follies of the Irish: Mad Buildings for Madder People
This lecture by Thomas Duncan, promises to be an entertaining insight into the eccentric world of the Irish aristocracy.
The lectures for the year beginning March 2018 will appear in December 2017
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