Welcome to the Arts Society Chester! We host monthly lectures on a wide range of topics relating to the Arts, normally meeting on the third Tuesday of the month from September to June.
PLEASE NOTE: The October live lecture venue has been changed and will now be delivered at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club CH3 5EL, due to circumstances beyond our control. We will confirm the venue for all future live lectures as soon as we are able. The cricket club is just off the A51 as you drive into Chester. Pass over the railway and canal at the Aldi traffic lights and turn 2nd left (opposite the Bridge Hotel) into Filkins Lane and left into Boughton Hall Avenue. There is a large car park behind the building. Please share this information with any other Members with whom you are in contact.
Programme September 2021 – June 2022
The Committee is looking forward to presenting the new lecture season, with a wide range of interesting topics, which will be delivered by lecturers who have been carefully selected to make travel and accommodation as easy as possible, whilst Covid-19 safety is still a consideration. During September to December 2021, all lectures will be delivered at 11am on Zoom, however the October lecture will also be delivered live at Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club at 11am and 2pm, as a trial live event. We warmly welcome anyone who feels comfortable to attend to the October trial lecture and would ask you to attend at the time appropriate to your membership. Tea and coffee will be available to purchase.
As before, links will be sent to everyone on email to enable attendance at the Zoom lectures.
From January to June 2022 we will be returning to live lectures at a venue - location to be confirmed. Members will choose to have either morning or afternoon Membership and will attend the session selected.
We will continue to abide by any National or Local restrictions due to Covid-19 and will revert to Zoom lectures, should this prove necessary. Any updates and/or changes to the Programme will be shown on this website and communicated via MailChimp emails, so we recommend that you supply an email address to the Membership Secretary and add the taschestermembership[at]gmail.com address to your contacts. Please use this email address to contact Jenny Rogers, if you have any queries about attending lectures.
21 September - 11am - Zoom only
A Portrait of Jewels. Following Missing Treasure Through Canvas. Andrew Prince
19 October - 11am - Zoom & Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club & 2pm - Chester Boughton Hall Cricket Club only
The Paintings & Wit of Winston Churchill and Noel Coward. Nicholas Reed
16 November - 11am - Zoom only
Sorolla, the Master of Light. Arantxa Sardina
TAS Chester AGM 2021 will follow this lecture at 12 noon on Zoom.
14 December - 11am - Zoom only
The Journey of the Magi: Origins, Myth and Reality - The True Story of the Three Kings. Leslie Primo
18 January - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
The Jazz Age in Britain. Prof. Catherine Tackley
15 February - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
Two Glasgow Girls: Bessie MacNicol and Norah Neilson Gray. Julia Marwood
15 March - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
Love is Enough: At Home with Jane and William Morris. Suzanne Fagence Cooper
19 April - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
William Wordsworth: His Legacy in Art and Poetry. Michael Howard
17 May - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
Painting in the Jungle of Paris. An Exploration of the Life and Work of Henri Rousseau. Anna Bianco
21 June - 11am & 2pm - Venue TBC
The Duke of Devonshire's Elysium Fields: The Designed Landscape of Chatsworth 1549 to the present. Simon Seligman