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3 Nov 2020
Looking for the perfect Christmas gift? There’s plenty of inspiration to be found in this month’s round-up of treats for Members and Supporters of The Arts Society.
SPECIAL DISCOUNT ON BEAUTIFUL WOVEN TEXTILES
Readers may recall our magazine feature on Laura Woodhouse (autumn 2018), the hugely talented young woven-textile designer. Laura was a recipient of The Arts Society Greater London Area Award, which enabled her to have a studio at Cockpit Arts for a year. Known for her intricate patterns and use of natural hues, she creates fine works that range from cushions and rugs to garments and hangings, on a loom in her Hackney studio. Laura is offering members 20% discount on her textiles until 24 December – perfect for some Christmas shopping. Use the code ArtsSociety20 at wovenbylaura.com
15% OFF THE HALLÉ’S CD CATALOGUE
Based in Manchester, the Hallé is one of the UK’s leading orchestras, committed to making world-class music accessible to everyone. Throughout the month of November, the Hallé is offering 15% off the price of its entire online CD catalogue to Members of The Arts Society. Highlights from the catalogue include the orchestra’s newest release Vaughan Williams: Job & Songs of Travel, and their recent recording, Debussy: Images, which was given a Diapason d’Or by French classical music magazine, Diapason. To claim, simply visit halle.co.uk/shop and enter the code HALLE15 at the online checkout. The offer is valid until 23:59 on Monday 30 November.
WIN A COPY OF A NATURE POEM FOR EVERY NIGHT OF THE YEAR
20% OFF A VISIT TO THE MUSEUM OF BRANDS
We love this quirky museum, where over 150 years of packaging, brands, commercial art and toys are on display. Remember the taste of Spangles, spot original Meccano sets and recall your favourite jingles as you tour the Time Tunnel. Enjoy, too, one of London’s best-kept secrets – a beautiful (award-winning) courtyard garden. You can also pick up a free walking trail worksheet at reception and explore the vibrant neighbourhood of Portobello Road. Members are offered 20% off admission; just present your membership card at the entrance. Valid until 31 January 2021. Call 020 7243 9611.
Museum of Brands, Notting Hill, London; museumofbrands.com
20% OFF THE SIXTEEN’S RECORDINGS
For more than 40 years Harry Christophers and The Sixteen have been at the forefront of choral music, performing works from Renaissance masterpieces to new pieces by contemporary composers. They are offering a 20% discount to Arts Society Members on all CDs, DVDs and downloads purchased from thesixteenshop.com. Just enter the code TASM2020 in the box marked ‘Discount’ at the checkout and click ‘Apply’. Offer runs until 31 December 2020 and the discount excludes postage costs. Only one discount code per customer per transaction may be redeemed and no discounts can be applied retrospectively. The offer cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
25% OFF PAINTING AND REINTERPRETING THE MASTERS
Let your creativity run wild with this useful book, which helps you develop your own artistic style in response to the works of the masters. Filled with step by step examples to help you get started, the book provide advice on composition, rhythm and colour, drawing on the works of some of the world’s greatest artists, including Rubens and Titian. The book is written by artist Sara Lee Roberts and is published by The Crowood Press. Members of The Arts Society can enjoy 25% off the cost of the paperback book on The Crowood Press’s website (usually £24.00 pre-discount) when they enter the code Art25 at the online checkout.
15% DISCOUNT ON A ROYAL SCHOOL OF NEEDLEWORK COURSE
Have you ever wanted to learn – or refine – your hand embroidery techniques? The Royal School of Needlework, in partnership with David and Charles, is now offering online courses, so you can do so from home. In July it launched its eighth self-paced course called ‘Next Steps: Goldwork and Silk Shading’ with tutor Chrissie Juno Mann. This follows six ‘Introduction’ courses across a variety of techniques, and the course ‘Next Steps: Contemporary Crewelwork.’ The tutors use market-leading online learning technologies with HD video instruction and step-by-step written and photographic guides. The courses also include an exclusive kit of materials. Members can take advantage of the special 15% one-time-use-only offer, using the code ArtsSociety15 until 22 December. Go to rsnonlinecourses.com
30% OFF PORTRAITS FOR NHS HEROES
Following the UK’s lockdown in March, portrait painter Tom Croft embarked on a pioneering initiative to capture the bravery of NHS frontline workers. On April 4, he posted a video on his Instagram account offering to paint an NHS key worker’s portrait for free. He invited other artists to do the same, using the hashtag #portraitsfornhsheroes, and was overwhelmed by the response. During the first two weeks of the project alone, he paired up 500 artists and NHS workers. Today, the hashtag #portraitsfornhsheroes has had over 14,000 posts. Published by Bloomsbury, Tom Croft’s book presents a selection of these portraits, created by artists from Alastair Adams to Mary Jane Ansell. We have partnered with Bloomsbury to offer Members of The Arts Society 30% off the RRP of the book (£25.00), when purchasing through Bloomsbury’s website. To claim, enter the code NHS30 at the online checkout. All royalties, a minimum of £2.50 from the sale of each book, will be paid to NHS Charities Together to fund vital projects.
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