Our February lecture is – The Art of the Steal: Nazi Looting in World War 11. Our speaker is Shauna Isaac. The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War II, confiscating art from Jewish families and emptying museums throughout Europe. This lecture will provide an overview of Nazi looting by setting the scene […]
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Happy new year to everyone Our first lecture of the year is on Tuesday 14th January . The topic is Mad Men and Artists: How the Advertising Industry Exploited Fine Art. Our Speaker is Tony Rawlins. In an entertaining and informative lecture Tony uses a wide range of visuals and video to show examples of the original […]
Making a Stand – Sporting Architecture, list it or lose It? Speaker: Simon Inglis There are currently over 316,000 listed buildings in England, and thousands more in Scotland and Wales. But only a tiny proportion of those are related to sports or recreation. Simon’s lecture explores why and gives plenty of examples what should be […]
We don’t meet in December so just a brief overview of what we have in store for us in the new year. More details about the lecture can be found under the lectures section on this site or on our section of the national site 14 January 2020 Mad Men and Artists: […]
Please can you make sure if you wish to have a cup of tea or coffee that you pay £1.00 to Joy in our reception area and collect a raffle ticket which you then hand in when you collect your drink. We were short in both September and October. The money we collected was less […]
A group of 18 spent the Day at Knole on 15th October. The first part of the morning was a tour around the outside of the building with an expert guide telling us about the history of the buildings and the powerful people who built it, extended it and lived in it, pointing out many […]
Tuesday 8th October is the final chance to book your place for the visit to Knole on Tuesday 15th October – so please sign up by speaking to Lynne and Helen on Tuesday
Our Lecture on Tuesday 8th October is Power, Propaganda & Men in Tights: English Art Under the Tudors. Our Speaker is Linda Smith This lecture looks at the key developments in early English painting, which in the 16c, were being made largely by foreigners. Important works by artists like Holbein, Eworth and Gheeraerts are explained in […]