LECTURE PROGRAMME 2020 - 2021

Lectures are currently provided online via Zoom and connection details distributed in advance by Mailchimp

 

 

OUR MOST RECENT LECTURE

Monday 15th March 2021 at 2:00pm.

 

TO RUSSIA WITH LOVE

The work of British Artists, Architects and Garden Designers in the Palaces and Gardens of St. Petersburg.

 

Patricia Andrew

Down the centuries, the British found their fortunes in Russia. They first served the Tsars as doctors, as officers of the army and navy, and from the 18th century as artists, architects and garden designers, whose lasting influence can be appreciated by visitors today.

We meet some colourful personalities, fascinating design schemes, and examine the personal connections and contacts between Russia and Britain. The speaker's personal experience of visits to Russia, and her lectures to British groups travelling to St Petersburg, adds a personal dimension and brings developments up to date.

 

 

A SPECIAL EVENING LECTURE

Wednesday 24th March 2021 at 7.30pm.

 

THE STATE OF BRITISH CRAFTS 

 

Jonathan Foyle

 

Dr Jonathan Foyle has written over 100,000 words in the Financial Times Weekend on craftspeople: their passions, skills and materials. Some of them believe they are the last practitioners of their craft. How and why do people transform raw materials into works of art? How do their hands and tools transform raw materials into works of utility and beauty? And how do they see their prospects as inheritors and conduits of hand-crafted tradition in an industrialised world of mass production?                    

 

If you would like to attend, please send £5 if you are a member of the Arts Society or £7 if you are a visitor, via an electronic payment to: SD&NYDFAS, Account number 00017726, sort code 40-52-40. Please add your name and 'guest '- or send a cheque to David Phillips, 8 George Street, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8JD. Please notify me at munslowboy@outlook.com and I will send you the Zoom link to the 

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A SPECIAL LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST FROM VENICE

Wednesday 28th April 2021 at 11.am

 

A VIRTUAL MUSEUM TOUR AT THE CA 'D' ORA PALACE

Luisella Romeo

 

A live video broadcast via Zoom from Venice. Listen to a personal commentary, watch the video and chat with your guide Luisella Romeo. Luisella Romeo has been a registered tourist guide in Venice since May of 2000.  She was born and raised in Venice and after graduating from University in Venice, Ca’ Foscari, in Foreign Languages and Literature, had the chance to travel and study her love of art and history abroad.

 

The Ca ‘d’ Ora Palace stands on the Grand Canal directly opposite the Rialto Market. Once covered in colourful paint and gold leaf, the house has been a national Italian museum featuring the beautiful art collection of Baron Giorgio Franchetti who acquired the palace in 1894 and turned it into an art gallery. 

Please Book and Pay in Advance:

 

If you would like to attend, please send £10 via an electronic payment to: SD&NYDFAS, account number 00017726, sort code 40-52-40. Please add your name and 'guest '- or send a cheque to David Phillips, 8 George Street, Barnard Castle, County Durham, DL12 8JD. Please notify David Phillips at munslowboy@outlook.com and he will send you the link.

 

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