THE SEASON 2018 – 2019
For the 2018-2019 programme we have chosen a series of fascinating talks which we hope you will enjoy. They will be held at 7.15 pm in the BATH ROYAL LITERARY and SCIENTIFIC INSTITUTION, 16-18 Queen Square, Bath BA1 2HN on the first Monday of the month whenever possible. Convenient car parking is available closeby in the Charlotte Street Car Park.
Non-members are very welcome at a cost of £8.00 and Arts Society visiting members £5.00. If you need any further information please contact Membership Secretary, Gillian Capel on 01225 333770, or Chairman, Jane Walters on 01225 834030.
Wine, tea and coffee will be served from 6.45 pm.
Members are kindly requested to be seated by 7.10pm to allow notices to be announced before the talk.
Twigs Way: Mary Delany (1700 – 1788) and her “Paper Mosaicks”
Monday 1 October 2018
Scandal, politics, botany, art and wit – this talk has it all. It follows the life of the ‘grotto nymph’ and creator of botanic paper…Read more
Charles Harris: Posters of the Belle Epoque
Monday 5 November 2018
This lecture relates the technical innovation combined with creative genius and remarkable craftsmanship that enabled the Poster to become the world’s first effective method of…Read more
Peter Medhurst: That Pretty German Toy: Musings on the Christmas Tree
Monday 3 December 2018
The Christmas tree is arguably the most iconic aspect of our midwinter celebrations, yet how much do we actually know about its origins and history?…Read more
James Lindow: The Renaissance Art Market.
Monday 7 January 2019
This lecture assesses the extent to which an art market, in the modern sense of the term, existed in the Renaissance, by analysing both supply…Read more
Geri Parlby: From Garbo to Garland – the magical art of Hollywood
Monday 4 February 2019
Lights, Camera, Action! Inside stories of the art and artifice of the early decades of Hollywood. This lecture covers the work of stills photographers, costumiers, publicists,…Read more
Anthony Peers: The Architecture of the British Raj is remarkable: Let’s celebrate it
Monday 4 March 2019
This lecture starts with an examination of evolving attitudes in India (as well as in the UK) towards the British Empire, and towards the buildings…Read more
Anthea Streeter: Dame Zaha Hadid
Monday 1 April 2019
Before her untimely death in 2016, Dame Zaha Hadid was one of the most distinguished architects in the world. She was also a talented designer…Read more
Andrew Spira: The Industrial Revolution & the Decorative Arts
Monday 13 May 2019
The Industrial Revolution had a profound impact on the decorative arts, bringing commodities that had previously been associated with the nobility within reach of the…Read more
Pamela Campbell- Johnston: Image & History: Art at the Lansdowne Club
Monday 3 June 2019
The current art collection at the Lansdowne Club highlights the fascinating architectural, social and political history of Lansdowne House, now home to this private members’…Read more