16 Sep 2022

Welcome To The Arts Society Gravesend Programme 2022/23

Membership Renewal

Thank you to everyone who has renewed their subscription and welcome to two new members.  If you have decided not to renew your subscription we would be grateful if you could contact us and let us know so that your details may be removed from our register, to comply with General Data Protection regulations.  If you intend to renew your subscription but have not already done so we would encourage you to do so by cheque to our Treasurer or bank transfer as soon as possible to avoid a rush on Tuesday 13th September.  Membership cards will be available for collection on 13th September for those who have renewed by Friday 9th September.  Subscription for membership of The Arts Society Gravesend is £55.00 for the year from 1st September 2022 to 31stAugust 2023. 


We will continue to offer hybrid meetings for the coming year (i.e. our speaker will be in the hall for those who wish to attend and the lecture will be relayed by Zoom to members who cannot travel to the hall).  We have been asked by members whether we record lectures and the answer is that we do not.  Lecturers own the intellectual copyright of their lectures which can reflect years of research and expertise and usually insist as part of their contract that their lecture is not recorded.  

Some members have queried why they have had difficulties receiving a Zoom lecture when we know that others have not and we have raised this query with The Arts Society.  The response we received was that it is difficult to provide guidance due to the number and variety of devices and software used.  However, recommendations include:

Make sure you are watching via the proper Zoom software and that the software is up to date.

Do not have other applications open at the same time as Zoom

Make sure your bandwidth is adequate

Position your device close to the router or booster

If you have addressed all of these issues, and still experience difficulties, it may be worth leaving the meeting and rejoining.

Lunch in November

Our lecture on 8th November “ A Right Royal Christmas: How our Royal Families Celebrated” will be followed by a buffet lunch.  Tickets will cost £12 and pre-booking will be required as numbers will be limited.  The ticket price will include a cup of tea, coffee or a soft drink and we hope you will join us for a social occasion.  Tickets will be on sale at our next lecture.


Two exhibitions to look out for this month:

The Gravesend Art Group’s Annual Exhibition at St George’s Art Centre, Gravesend from 13th to 24th September (closed 19thSeptember) 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m. daily

Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition at The Mall Gallery, London from 8th to 11th September

Keep In Touch and Up to Date

Details of our 2022/23 programme are available on our website: www.theartssocietygravesend.org.uk.

Please remember that we contact our members by email if we have your email address so do check your inbox regularly to see communications from us, especially before meetings.


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