Lectures

Held monthly on the 3rd Tuesday at Caryford Community Hall.

For information about the programme or on individual lectures contact: 01963 350 132.

Lectures with high quality illustrations start at 11.00am.

Coffee is served from 10.15am.

Non-members are welcome.  Pay on the door

For more information on the Society and membership details can be found at http://mid-somerset.theartssociety-wessex.org/

18 February

Restoration and After: Boobs, Bombast and Gin

 

Following the trauma of the English Civil War came the Restoration, a period of loucheness and scandal. Giles looks at how the theatre of the day reflected society in this most saucy of eras.

Giles Ramsay

 

17 March

Thomas Heatherwick – The Modern Leonardo *** Cancelled ***

 

This lecture looks at the meteoric rise of this extraordinarily versatile young designer and the way in which his Heatherwick Studio has solved the challenges presented to it to create amazing buildings throughout the world.

Ian Swankie

 

21 April

The Pilgrims of Babylon: The Artists of Montmartre

 

Montmatre, the rundown suburb overlooking Paris, bristling with windmills, but home to some of France’s greatest artists. Renoir, Toulouse Lautrec and Picasso all painted here and their canvases would shake the foundations of Western art.

Douglas Skeggs

Please note 10:30 start - AGM

 

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