February offers

February offers

3 Feb 2020 - 12:52 BY The Arts Society

Our treats for Members and Supporters of The Arts Society this February


Exclusive 10% discount on V&A Museum Art History course

Members of The Arts Society can enjoy a 10% discount on the V&A’s upcoming weekend course Artists and Patrons (Saturday 14 March 2020 - Sunday 15 March 2020).

Over the course of 2 days students will explore the complex relationship between the patron and artist in the formation of works of art. From a Renaissance Pope determined to enhance his prestige among rivals to a modern museum sponsoring an artist in residence, the nature of art production in the West has frequently depended on the symbiotic relationship between a patron and their chosen artist. Students will trace this evolution of patronage from the Renaissance to the 21st century, and uncover the incredible impact on a range of artistic careers. Led by art lecturer Dr Angela Cox, the course includes talks by Arts Society Lecturers Dr Jacqueline Cockburn, Dr Paula Nuttall and Dr Kathy McLauchlan. Read more about the course here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/2KW6wa7z/artists-and-patrons-mar-2020

Art Society Members can claim the discount by booking over the phone (0207 942 2000) and quoting ARTSOCIETY10.

View the V&A’s full programme of courses here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/whatson/programmes/course


Free entry for two to the Royal Society of British Artists 303rd exhibition

Cheryl Culver


Head to the Mall Galleries this month for a special exhibition with an Arts Society connection. Bringing together a mix of styles and media, this eclectic exhibition features works from members of the Royal Society of British Artists, as well as finalists from the RBA Star Students Competition. This competition features 20 works by young artists spotted by representatives from The Arts Society. Find out more about the RBA Star Students Competition here. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy free entry for two to the exhibition (normal price £10) when they quote The Arts Society Magazine at the gallery desk.  

The Royal Society of British Artists 303rd exhibition; Mall Galleries, London; 20–29 February; mallgalleries.org.uk


Discounted entry to English Chamber Orchestra concert The Oboist Entertains: François Leleux Interprets Mozart (2 March)

Known for his flamboyant performances, oboist François Leleux combines forces with the English Chamber Orchestra in this concert of charisma and charm. Performing repertoire including Mozart’s Symphony No.35 (Haffner), Krzysztof Penderecki’s Capriccio for Oboe and Strings and Mendelssohn’s Italian Symphony, this event takes listeners on a journey to Austria, Poland and Italy. We have teamed up with English Chamber Orchestra to offer Members of The Arts Society 20% off admission prices to this concert with the code ECOJG.

The Oboist Entertains: François Leleux Interprets Mozart; Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, London; 2 March, 7.30pm; englishchamberorchestra.co.uk


Free entry to the Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair

Brett Payne


Head to Chelsea Old Town Hall this February to discover pieces created by around 90 of the UK’s leading jewellers and silversmiths. From Eileen Gatt’s silverware inspired by polar landscapes to jewellers working in platinum and vegetable ivory, the fair has plenty of unique pieces to discover and purchase. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy complimentary entry to the event when they present their Arts Society membership card. 

Desire Jewellery and Silversmithing Fair; Chelsea Old Town Hall, London; 28 February–1 March; desirefair.com


Win a pair of weekend tickets to Craft Festival Cheltenham

Bronwem Gwillim JewelleryBronwem Gwillim Jewellery


Ceramics, jewellery, glass and textiles are just some of the items to discover at the Craft Festival Cheltenham. Featuring leading names from the craft industry, including Channel 4’sThe Great Pottery Throw Down judges, the event will showcase works by more than 100 of the UK’s best designer-makers.

We have a pair of weekend tickets to give away. For a chance to win the pair, please email your name and contact details to magazine@theartssociety.org with ‘Craft’ as the subject by 28 February. Please be aware that no cash alternative is available. 

Craft Festival Cheltenham; Cheltenham Town Hall, Cheltenham; 20–22 March;

craftfestival.co.uk

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