THE ARTS SOCIETY BATH EVENING HAS A LOT TO OFFER MEMBERS THIS SEASON
We can’t hold our meetings at BRLSI for now so are continuing our successful collaboration with THE ARTS SOCIETY KINGTON LANGLEY to provide live online lectures. We do hope, of course, that one day soon we will be able to return to our evening meetings but this season's programme, at least until June, will be delivered online. The hour long lectures are broadcast at 11am on the first Tuesday of the month. For full details of all forthcoming lectures and other virtual events go to www.taskl.org.uk
Our next lecture 'BRILLIANT BRITISH HUMOUR - THE FORGOTTEN ART OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD' with Dr James Taylor is at 11am on Tuesday 4th May (see details below under May Events).
Included in you membership is a monthly bulletin of CURATED HIGHLIGHTS sent to you from The Arts Society. This gives information about their 'Lectures at Home' Series, Study Courses and much more. You'll also find some interesting and entertaining virtual tours and study days on the Arts Society Wessex website. Go to www.theartssociety-wessex.org
Each month you will be updated by email with a selection of lectures, study days and events from other societies around the country which you might enjoy. Some of these are listed them below.
We enrol members at any time of the year. If you would like to find out more about joining The Arts Society Bath Evening contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
WEDNESDAY 14 APRIL at 6PM - A lecture organised by The Friends of St Anne's Church, Kew titled "GAINSBOROUGH IN LONDON" with SUSAN SOLOMON who is an independent art historian will discuss her new book on Thomas Gainsborough's arts and life in London between 1774 and 1788.
TUESDAY 20 APRIL 11AM - A VIRTUAL WALK THROUGH MAYFAIR WITH BARBARA ASKEW. A Virtual Walk organised by The Arts Society Kington Langley.
Zoom details will be sent to you the weekend before ...
Mayfair has been at the heart of London society for three centuries and conjures up images of Regency bucks, debutantes and calling cards. We start in Shepherd Market where you will hear about the Old May Fair and make our way past the fashionable houses of famous past residents, Beau Brummell, Somerset Maugham, the Duke of Clarence and Norman Hartnell.
Barbara Askew is a historian, a London Blue Badge Tourist Guide with over 30 years’ experience and a lecturer for the Arts Society and she regularly conducts walking tours for guests staying at London’s premier hotels. She was our guide for the Windsor trip in 2019.
To see Heather’s poster Click Here.Any surplus income accrued will be used to fund Young Arts Projects.
Cost £5 per screen, payable By BACS to KLFAS giving surname, initial and code 'May01’ as reference.
WEDNESDAY 28 APRIL 11AM - GRAYSON PERRY: THE PRE-THERAPY YEARS to CANALETTO - PAINTING VENICE with CHRISTOPHER STEPHENS, DIRECTOR OF THE HOLBURNE MUSEUM BATH. A lecture organised by The Arts Society Bath Day.
TUESDAY 4 MAY 11AM- BRILLIANT BRITISH HUMOUR IN THE FORGOTTEN ART OF THE PICTURE POSTCARD with Dr James Taylor.
Please note that there will be two opportunities to see and hear Jame’s lecture. The first time at the usual 11:00 and later at 19:00.
This month, we look at the millions of the humorous postcards that were produced from the Edwardian era to the outbreak of World War II – not just for entertainment but to boost morale, to inspire, instruct, motivate and to persuade. James Taylor looks at popular themes and some of the masters of the medium, showing also the reasons why their popularity with the British public eventually waned.
Dr James Taylor
Studied at the Universities of St Andrews and Manchester, and is a former curator of paintings, drawings and prints, and co-ordinator of various exhibitions and galleries, at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, also lecturer and ships’ historian on board cruise ships. He has produced numerous publications and found time to complete a PhD at the University of Sussex in 2015 on the voyager artist William Westall (1781-1850) who sailed with Commander Matthew Flinders aboard HMS ‘Investigator’ (1801-1803) the first ship to circumnavigate Australia.
For more details of lectures, virtual tours and study days explore these websites:
For The Arts Society Richmond lectures and events please would you make your donations of £10 for the study day and of £5 for the other events either by bank transfer to sort code 40-38-18, account 31024191 or by cheque payable to The Arts Society Richmond at 238 St Margaret's Road, Twickenham TW1 1NL.
Please do contact me if you have any queries about the online programme.