Programme Membership year 2021 The Committee have decided that because of the uncertainty with the venue and travel uncertainty for lecturers, we will continue on Zoom until January at least. Links to the meetings will be emailed a few days before the event. ooo000ooo The lecture programme is subject to change so keep checking back to the website for the latest information about lectures. September 22nd 2021 7:30 on Zoom the last lecture of the 2020/21 Membership year. Timothy Walker The Subtle Science and Exact art of using colour in English garden design – why gardening can rank as a fine art In 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote a short but seminal article in The Garden in which she urged the readers to “remember that in a garden we are painting a picture”. As an accomplished watercolour artist, Miss Jekyll was familiar with the principles of using colours, but she felt that in gardens these principles “had been greatly neglected”. This talk looks at how to apply these principles in designing a border, but it also looks at the ways in which a border is different from a painting. However, it goes further than this and looks at how contemporary work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko, Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like. Lectures will continue to be held over Zoom until January. This is because the capacity of the Sue Townsend theatre was severely restricted by the social distancing measures in force until recently. The capacity of the theatre was limited to 40 or so people with two empty seats between members of the audience. The committee therefore took the decision in the summer that we should continue with lectures over Zoom until the New Year. The lecture programme is set out below: Wed 22 Sept – Timothy Walker- The Subtle Science and Exact Colour in English Garden Design – why gardening can rank as a fine art. In 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote that in a garden we should remember that we are painting a picture. This lecture looks at how colours should be applied in designing a border and how a border is different from a painting. It also looks at how the work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko and Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like. Wed 22 Oct – Julian Halsby – Amadea Modigliani and Bohemian Paris 1906 – 1920 The lecture looks at Modigliani’s early development and his arrival in Paris from 1906 until his death in 1920 He became a close friend of Utrillo, Picasso, Max Jacob and many other painters who made up Bohemian Paris. The lecture looks at how he developed a highly individual style of his own, and his haunting portraits and sensual nudes while exploring the Bohemian life of Montmartre. Wed 24 Nov - Georgina Bexon – The Story of Modern Indian Art At Indian Independence in 1947 a group of talented and determined artists set out to create a new art for a new country, with a radical view of how Indian art could speak to its audience. The movement, known as the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, created an art very much for and of its time. It offers an exploration of how art in the subcontinent threw off the yoke of colonial influence to create modern masterpieces and a thriving global business. Wed 15 Dec – Nigel Bates – In the kingdom of Sweets The Nutcracker ballet has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet was deemed a failure at its initial performances. This lecture is based on the current Royal Ballet production and takes a look at how this ballet takes its rightful place on stage and how the music of Tchaikovsky along with story-telling, dance, design and stage ingenuity come together to make this the most magical escape for everyone.
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Programme      Membership year 2020/21  The Committee have decided that because of the uncertainty with the venue and travel uncertainty for lecturers, we will continue on Zoom until January at least.  The e-newsletter will continue to be sent out with the latest information and links.  ooo000ooo    Wed 22 Sept – Timothy Walker- The Subtle Science and Exact Colour in English Garden Design – why gardening can rank as a fine art.    In 1882 Gertrude Jekyll wrote that in a garden we should remember that we are painting a picture. This lecture looks at how colours should be applied in designing a border and how a border is different from a painting. It also looks at how the work of the likes of Turner, Monet, Rothko and Jackson Pollack evolved in parallel with ideas about what a garden or border should look like.  Wed 22 Oct – Julian Halsby – Amadea Modigliani and Bohemian Paris 1906 – 1920  The lecture looks at Modigliani’s early development and his arrival in Paris from 1906 until his death in 1920 He became a close friend of Utrillo, Picasso, Max Jacob and many other painters who made up Bohemian Paris. The lecture looks at how he developed a highly individual style of his own, and his haunting portraits and sensual nudes while exploring the Bohemian life of Montmartre.  Wed 24 Nov - Georgina Bexon – The Story of Modern Indian Art  At Indian Independence in 1947 a group of talented and determined artists set out to create a new art for a new country, with a radical view of how Indian art could speak to its audience. The movement, known as the Bombay Progressive Artists’ Group, created an art very much for and of its time. It offers an exploration of how art in the subcontinent threw off the yoke of colonial influence to create modern masterpieces and a thriving global business.   Wed 15 Dec – Nigel Bates – In the kingdom of Sweets The Nutcracker ballet has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet was deemed a failure at its initial performances. This lecture is based on the current Royal Ballet production and takes a look at how this ballet takes its rightful place on stage and how the music of Tchaikovsky along with story-telling, dance, design and stage ingenuity come together to make this the most magical escape for everyone.
Web site and mobile phone pages designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training