February 22nd, Thursday, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS OF WILLIAM MORRIS & HIS CIRCLE
Lecturer: LT. Col Dick Bolton
WILLIAM MORRIS (1834-1896) born in the second half of the Victorian age exerted a powerful influence on the development of art and design that extended well into the twentieth century. Mainly known as a designer and manufacturer of furniture, stained glass, wall-paper and tapestries, he was also an accomplished weaver. He was an active Socialist, a social reformer and pioneering conservationist who also enjoyed much success as a poet and novelist. A complex man and a fascinating subject for our first lecture of 2018.
March 15th, Thursday, Radlett Centre, 7.30 for 8pm
THE NOT SO STILL LIVES OF BEN NICHOLSON
Lecturer: Jo Walton, BA Dip Hist.Art
18 March 2018
Home to the 12th Duke of Marlborough and the birth place of Sir Winston Churchill it is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture, with gilded State Rooms and priceless collections providing an awe-inspiring experience for visitors.
22 April 2018
Home to them for over 850 years, it is one of the oldest family homes still lived in today
Discover art and treasures collected from across the globe and view historic maps and documents.
Thursday Painting Workshop
We run a regular Thursday painting workshop for members For more details please see here.
The 2018 AGM will be held at 7:30 for 8:00 pm on Wednesday 7th March 2018 at the Radlett Centre
Short Holiday in Yorkshire - 23rd to 26th September 2016
Our short holiday in 2018 will be to Yorkshire which has a wealth of places to visit for all tastes. Our 4-day tour, based in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate, discovers a selection of the many highlights the region has to offer, including visits to Chatsworth
House, Castle Howard and Beningbrough Hall. We will also go to Salts Mill with its David Hockney collections and other exhibitions and shops, including one for artists materials.
See here for full details and here for a booking form.