Welcome to The Arts Society Welwyn Garden

At The Arts Society Welwyn Garden, we offer a warm welcome to members and visitors who attend our monthly lectures. We are a friendly, sociable Society, meeting on the third Wednesday of the month at 10.30am. Our venue, Campus West, is a well-appointed theatre with all the facilities conducive to a splendid lecture experience.

On 16th November Andrew Spira gave a fascinating lecture on the Industrial Revolution and the Decorative Arts. We take a break in December but we'll be gathering again for our lecture on 18th January, when Joanna Banham will explore A Proliferation of Pattern: Wallpapers 1920 - 2000. See our full 2022-23 lecture programme under Attachments below.

If you'd like to find out more about TASWG, or meet other members if you're new to the Society, come along for coffee and a chat to Humphrey's Cafe in Campus West on Wednesday December 7 at 10.30am. We look forward to seeing you there!

Looking ahead to 2023, we are finalising two members' outings. Save the date Tuesday 28 March for a fun visit to the London Canal Museum, where we will travel back in time for a Victorian ice-cream making demonstration (and tasting!) and have a chance to explore the museum at leisure. 

Then on Wednesday 26 April 2023 we will have a coach trip to Crossness Pumping Station, built in 1865 as part of London's sewerage system and a masterpiece of Victorian engineering, architecture and design.  More details on how to book your place on both these trips coming very soon!

Later in the year we're delighted to be running a members' trip to Liverpool, from Sunday 3 - Thursday 7 September. This bespoke coach trip will include Blue Badge guided tours of the city and its art galleries, visits to Port Sunlight and Salford Quays, the city's Cathedrals, Anthony Gormley's 'Another Place' at Crosby Beach, Attingham Park and more! The trip includes half-board at a central 4* hotel.  Find out more from the full brochure, complete with booking form, under Attachments below.

Also in 2023 Beds & Herts Area are offering a Day of Special Interest which will take you on a virtual tour of the endlessly exciting city of New York - see under Attachments below.

Visitors are welcome to our lectures. Do come along to the Hawthorne Theatre at Campus West and see what The Arts Society is all about. Visitors' tickets (£10) are available on the door or through the venue’s online booking system. https://www.campuswest.co.uk/

We welcome new members who have an interest in the Arts, whether art, history, sculpture, architecture, literature, drama or music. If you'd like to join us please contact our Membership Secretary Sue Clifton on susanclifton@btinternet.com or tel 01438 717663.

Our Committee are a friendly team. We work together and share roles and responsibilities. We are always ready to encourage new committee members, so whether you are a long-standing member or new to the Society please consider joining us. Contact us via the email address below.

 

 

 

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LOCATION

The Hawthorne Theatre
Campus West
Welwyn Garden City
United Kingdom

AL8 6BX

MEETING TIMES

Wednesday's 10:30 am (Nine lectures per annum)


Please refer to your programme card or see below for lecture dates

EVENTS

18
January
2023
The Hawthorne Theatre
Hertfordshire
AL8 6BX

The taste for wallpaper flourished as never before in the war and post-war periods.

22
February
2023
The Hawthorne Theatre
Hertfordshire
AL8 6BX

This lecture looks at topics in Vermeer literature which explore his supposed use of the camera obscura.

22
March
2023
The Hawthorne Theatre
Hertfordshire
AL8 6BX

Who was Lord Fitzwilliam? How did he acquire his extensive collection? Come to the lecture to find out.