April offers

April offers

1 Apr 2019 - 12:38 BY The Arts Society

Our treats for Members and Supporters of The Arts Society this April.


Entry for two to the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair (9–14 April)


A celebration of antiques and design, the Spring Decorative Antiques & Textiles Fair brings together pieces from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Whether you’re an art enthusiast or antiques expert, the fair has plenty of unique items to view and purchase, from modern Scandinavian décor to Asian art. Arts Society members can enjoy entry for two when they present the e-ticket at the entrance. Click here to download.

Spring Decorative Antiques & Textile Fair, Battersea, London; 9–14 April; decorativefair.com


Discounted entry to English Chamber Orchestra concerts (16 April and 22 May)

© Nissor Abdourazakov 

The world’s most recorded chamber orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra has performed with leading soloists including Daniel Barenboim, Vladimir Ashkenazy and Luciano Pavarotti. This season, Arts Society members can enjoy 20% off entry to two concerts: The Music of Friends: Stephanie Gonley plays Mendelssohn and Schubert, 16 April, and A tale of two cities: Abduraimov plays Beethoven, 22 May.

Performing works from Bartók’s Divertimento for String Orchestra – composed just before the outbreak of World War Two – to Suk’s sun-soaked Serenade for Strings in E flat major, The Music of Friends celebrates the versatility of the ensemble. The performance will be directed by the ECO’s leader, Stephanie Gonley. In A tale of two cities, discover music inspired by Prague and Basel, including Mozart’s Symphony No.38 in D major, K504 ‘Prague’ and Stravinsky’s Concerto in D major for String Orchestra, ‘Basle Concerto’. The concert also showcases the talents of upcoming pianist Behzod Abduraimov.

To claim your discount, enter the code ECOTAS at the online checkout.

The Music of Friends: Stephanie Gonley plays Mendelssohn and Schubert; (16 April). A tale of two cities: Abduraimov plays Beethoven; (22 May). English Chamber Orchestra; Cadogan Hall, London; englishchamberorchestra.co.uk


A pair of tickets to a screening of the Bolshoi Ballet’s Carmen suite / Petrushka and signed poster (19 May)


Filled with spectacle, virtuosity and flair, the Bolshoi Ballet’s performance of Carmen Suite and Petrushka has plenty to delight ballet lovers. Choreographed by Alberto Alonso, this one-act performance of Carmen Suite brings together love triangles and betrayal, and features music by Georges Bizet and Rodion Shchedrin. This is followed by Edward Clug’s new work, Petrushka, which charts the turbulent lives of three puppets. The productions will be broadcast live from the stage to cinemas around the UK.

We have a pair of tickets for the screening on 19 May and a signed poster to give away to one lucky winner. For a chance to win the pair and a poster, email your name and contact details to magazine@theartssociety.org with ‘Bolshoi’ as the subject by 20 April. The tickets are for the winner’s choice of cinema (subject to availability). The prize is non-transferable and cannot be exchanged for a cash alternative.

For more information about upcoming Bolshoi Ballet performances, sign up to their mailing list here.

For a list of participating cinemas, and for more information, visit bolshoiballetcinema.co.uk  


Free curator tour of Ivon Hitchens: The Painter in the Woods at the Garden Museum (30 May, 3PM)

Ivon Hitchens, Flowers, 1941. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London © The Estate of Ivon Hitchens. All rights reserved

Known for his semi-abstract, rich landscape paintings, Ivon Hitchens delighted in painting the changing habitats of his Sussex gardens. This summer, a new exhibition at the Garden Museum focuses on the works he created after leaving London in World War Two. The Garden Museum is offering Arts Society members a free tour of the exhibition, led by curator Eleanor Black. Taking place on 30 May at 3pm, the tour will bring to life Hitchens’ creative endeavours. To book your place, email bethany@gardenmuseum.org.uk

Ivon Hitchens: The Painter in the Woods; Garden Museum, London; 8 May–15 July; gardenmuseum.org.uk/exhibitions


Win a pair of tickets to Henry Moore Studios & Gardens

John Chase

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens displays the work of Britain’s foremost modern sculptor. Visitors can explore the sculpture gardens and the studios where Moore created his masterpieces. We have 25 pairs of tickets to give away. For a chance to win, email your name and address to magazine@theartssociety.org with 'Moore' as the subject heading by 30 April. Tickets are valid until 27 October 2019, and can
be used on any day, including bank holidays. Tickets also include entry to Henry Moore Drawings: The Art of Seeing, which features more than 150 paper artworks.

Henry Moore Studios & Gardens, Perry Green, Hertfordshire; henry-moore.org

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