Arts Buzz March 2022

Arts Buzz March 2022

7 Mar 2022


Volume 15 Issue 3: March 22
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Dear Members, 
I am delighted to say we are gathering a pace as we head into the Spring of 2022.
We are looking forward to welcoming you to this month's lecture on Thursday.

Best Wishes
Samme & TASWC Committee
Samme Charlesworth, Chair

Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange - Lightwave, Peter Freeman March 2022

This Lecture Thursday 10 March

Christopher Garibaldi

Independent Researcher. 2010–2019 Director of Palace House, Newmarket (National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art. 2008–2010 Co-Director of the Attingham Summer School for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections. 1998–2003 Senior Curator & Assistant Keeper of Art (Decorative Art) at Norwich Castle Museum: co-curator of Flower Power – The Meaning of Flowers in Art and Eat, Drink and Be Merry, the British at Table 1600 to 2000. 1994–1997 Catalogued the silver in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and other royal residences.

Thursday 10 March 2022, Zennor Auditorium, 7:30pm

From Biscuits to Blouses: Garibaldi and the British

Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807-1882) on Horseback. Source: National Trust Collections

2022 Lecture Programme

Raffle Prize £1 per ticket


Giuseppe Garibaldi was praised for his military genius, his courage, and his charisma. Known as the "Hero of Two Worlds," Garibaldi's military prowess extended to the Americas, where he played a major role in the Brazilian struggle for independence. During his fight for Italian unification Garibaldi personally led an army of local untrained rebels to victory in Palermo, Naples, and Sicily. His forces suffered from lack of equipment, food, and money, and yet Garabaldi commanded their fierce loyalty. Christopher Hibbert reveals how this iconic figure earned the adulation of not only his fellow Italians, but people across the globe.

Up and coming  Lecture  - 7 April 2022
The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters Paintings

The lute holds a special place in the history of art: painters of the Italian Renaissance depicted golden-haired angels plucking its delicate strings, evoking celestial harmony; in the sixteenth century, during the rise of humanism, the lute was a becoming pastime of educated courtiers, as depicted by the likes of Holbein and Titian; throughout the seventeenth century, the instrument continued to play a key role in emphasising the intimate, debauched and transient pleasures of interior scenes by Jan Steen and portraits by Frans Hals. This lecture looks at the lute, and other musical instruments, as devices to express various aspects of the human character throughout the ages.



Renee Spierdijk, Artist in Residence, The Anchor Studio, Newlyn
- Photo's Samme Charlesworth 2022Sixteen TASWC members battled the gales to visit The Anchor Studio in February - clearly there is no stopping our West Cornwall Arts Society Members!  We were Joined by Chris Hibbert (Director); Renee Spierdijk (Artist in Residence) and Rolfe Kentish (Conservation Architect) who talked about the history of the studio and how the restoration took place.  We loved the sensitive restoration, the sense of place and the special interwoven connection to the artists past, present and now future.  Another local treasure.VISIT TO ST. HILARY'S CHURCH
A most interesting and informative talk given by Owen Baker, with the primary speaker being our very own Carrie Baker. Carrie pointed out how very lucky the church was to have so many works of art.  The collection was started in the 1920s by Father Bernard Walke and his artist wife Ann (or Annie) after the church burnt down.  Both Bernard and Anne became close friends with the later Newlyn group of artists and invited them to do paintings in the church so it has work by Ernest & Dod Procter, Harold Harvey, Alethea Garstin and her father Norman, Gladys Hynes and Phyllis Yglesias the sculptress that adorn the building today.  There is also a work by Roger Fry of St Francis and a number by Ann Walke herself. Harold and Laura Knight were also close friends of the Walkes and Bernard said he kept cavey for Laura when she painted outdoors near the coast during WWI, painting outside being a forbidden activity. We we lucky to have a blast from the magnificent church organ played by David Ball and the most delicious tea with home baked biscuits. The church is open if you want to pop in.

New! Railway Trail of Discovery -
St Erth to St Ives Trail by Train

 a day out on a scenic journey by train with interesting stories free!
Scan the QR code above on your device 
or see the trail pdf file here Click here


  • Coffee Time - 24 March 2022 - Coffee Get Together - join us at the lovely Brew Cafe, Trereife for a get together with new members - a members coffee treat on us! 24 March 2022 10:30am, Trereife TR20 8TJ (free parking)
  • The Jewish Cemetery - bookings now open - 12 April 2022 guided tour and book £5 book here 
  • Carn Euny Iron Age Village and Fogu - bookings now open -19 April 2022. Walk & Talk with Professor Michelle Brown £10 book here
  • Castle Drogo - a self-driven visit to Castle Drogo, a 20th century castle overlooking the Teign Gorge - online bookings open in April

Yes! - I'd like to join The Arts Society West Cornwall16 MARCH 9:30 am
Janusz Karczewski-Slowikowski

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West Cornwall Members - don't forget to gift a Golden Guest Ticket to a like-minded friend to attend any lecture before the summer recess FOR FREE.

(voucher has no monetary value & one per household)

Membership £55
Joint Membership £100
Student Membership £21 
(under 21 free)

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