LUNCH TIME LECTURE
Tuesday March 14th 2017
GIOTTO: THE LEGEND & THE REALITY
Giotto di Bordone, (1266 – 1377) was born near Florence and is often credited with being the father of the Renaissance. A strikingly talented painter, his main focus was almost exclusively on frescoes which portrayed mainly saints and religious figures, solidly three - dimensional with faces and gestures based on close observation and clothed in garments that were hanging naturally with form and weight. Later on, his works influenced the likes of Michelangelo and Raphael.
See here for a flyer for the lecture
Lecturer: Dr Janet Robson BA MA PHD
Radlett Centre, 12 noon for 1pm start Admission - free to all
Refreshments available from the Teatro Café
Thursday April 20th
Jack Vettriano, OBE born in Methi, Fife, Scotland is a self - taught artist those 1992 painting The Singing Butler, became a best-seller in Britain. He is an image maker those work is a fascinating part of cultural history. In many of his paintings, is a hidden narrative, enigmatic compositions that are a starting point for dozens of short stories.
See here for a flyer for the lecture.
Lecturer: Linda Casey
Radlett Centre, 7.30 for
Admission for non-Members £8.00
Sunday 26th March 2017
Canterbury Cathedral and Beaney House of Art & Knowledge
Canterbury Cathedral is one of the oldest and most famous Christian structures in England and it forms part of a World Heritage Site. There are many fine stained glass windows and monuments to look at and a variety of architectural styles, some dating back almost a 1,000 years.
A short walk from the Cathedral is The Beaney House of Art & Knowledge. The building takes its name from its benefactor, Dr James George Beaney, a Canterbury-born man of modest background who upon his death in 1891, left money in his will to the city of Canterbury to build an ‘Institute for Working Men’. A cultural hub in East Kent it provides a range of services under one roof, uniting art, heritage, books, ideas, information and collections.
Here is a link to the booking form (and for the other trips in April and May)
Sunday 23rd April 2017
Wer will visit Uppark House which was largely destroyed by fire and restored in the 1990’s. A highlight of the collection is one of the best examples of a 17th century doll's house in the country. The servant’s quarters, accessible by winding underground tunnels, give real insight into the engine room of a thriving household.
Here is a link to the booking form (and for the other trips in March and May)
Note the originally planed joint visit to Hinton Ampner has had to be dropped for technical reasons
Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.
The 2017 AGM will be held on Wednesday 15th March at the Radlett Centre
Three day trip to Cardiff
September 10th to 12th
We are planning a three day visit to Cardiff. Highlights include visits to:
Please reply ASAP and no later than 28th April