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November 2019

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

November 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 7:40 pm
Garthdee

THE ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING

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Edward Burne-Jones and the Pre-Raphaelite Legacy

November 13, 2019 @ 7:40 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

Sir Edward Coley Burne-Jones, 1st Baronet (28 August 1833 – 17 June 1898) was an English artist and designer closely associated with the later phase of the Pre-Raphaelite movement.  He should be recognised as the herald of the Aesthetic Movement and Symbolism.  He collaborated with William Morris and created beautiful stained glass windows. MR ALAN READ Alan Read holds Master’s and First Class Honours degrees in History of Art from Birkbeck College, University of London.   He is a gallery guide…

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December 2019

Jane Austen’s Christmas

December 4, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

Novels, letters, paintings and engravings are used to bring the Georgian Christmas to life. Dr Claire Walsh Claire Walsh holds an MA from the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal College of Art; a  PhD from the European University Institute, Florence.  Having previously worked at the V&A and lectured there and for the University of Warwick, now lectures for the Open University.  She has lectured widely in Britain; at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Museum of London amongst…

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January 2020

Percussion – Use and Abuse

January 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

Nigel Bates is a professional percussionist and he will explore the development of percussion instruments over the the last 100 years and show video footage from the orchestra pit at the Royal Opera House. Nigel Bates English percussionist, manager, writer and speaker Nigel Bates is Music Administrator for The Royal Ballet. He was Section Principal Percussion of the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House 1993–2009 and was appointed to his current position with The Royal Ballet in 2012. His other…

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February 2020

Silk Road: A Textile Journey

February 12 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

Wool, cotton and silk have each played a crucial role in the fortunes of Central Asia.  They were much needed resources for the great nomadic races and their cultures. Chris Alexander was born in Turkey and spent his childhood there and in war-torn Beirut.  After school, Chris spent two years at sea before studying media and journalism at Leicester University.  He then moved to Khiva, a desert oasis in Uzbekistan, establishing a UNESCO workshop reviving fifteenth century carpet designs and…

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March 2020

Nicholas and Alexandra – Tyrants and Martyrs of Imperial Russia

March 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

This lecture looks at a time in Russia when war threatened to destroy the nation and the people were on the brink of the revolution ending the Romanov Dynasty. Douglas Skeggs Douglas Skeggs read Fine Art at Magdalene College, Cambridge and since 1980 has been a lecturer on the history and techniques of painting.  He has made several art documentaries and written and advised on many more.  An accomplished painter in his own right, three one-man exhibitions of his paintings…

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April 2020

The Story of Beatrix Potter

April 8 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED   Beatrix Potter was not only one of our best-loved children's authors but also a respected naturalist and conservationist who helped establish the National Trust.  This lecture explores her life, art and stories.     John Ericson Formerly a lecturer at the University of Bath where he was Director of Studies in the School of Education with responsibility for the professional development of teachers. He has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant and this…

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May 2020

May 13 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Garthdee

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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May 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN CANCELLED  

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June 2020

June 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Garthdee

  THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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