THE SEASON 2017 – 2018

For the 2017-2018 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.

Ray Warburton: Five Famous Paintings How to decipher art.

Monday, 2 October 2017

In this lecture five well-known paintings will be chosen, and their meaning explained. There are a number of ways in which paintings can be deciphered…

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Harry Fletcher: Tamara De Lempika and the Roaring Twenties.

Wednesday, 8 November 2017

Tamara de Lempicka was a Polish Art Deco painter and “the first woman artist to be a glamour star”. She had a very distinctive and…

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Alice Foster: The Art Of Partying Depiction of parties in the history of Western Art

Monday, 4 December 2017

From Greek Mosaics in the second century, through weddings in the Bible, Renaissance allegories of refinement and excess, sixteenth century peasant parties out of doors,…

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Sandy Burnett: SHAKEN BY AN EARTHQUAKE Stravinsky and the Rite of Spring.

Monday, 8 January 2018

The story of one of the greatest creative collaborations of all:  Serge Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes, whose team of dancers, choreographers, and costume and set designers…

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Catherine Wallace: Love, Art & Tragedy Close Encounters in a Cornish Art Colony.

Monday, 5 February 2018

The setting for this lecture is a remote Cornish valley of Lamorna, 4 miles south of Newlyn. By the early 1900s the Lamorna valley was…

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Tony Tucker: This Is Wren His life and career.

Monday, 5 March 2018

This lecture looks at the life and work of the greatest English architect, Sir Christopher Wren. It includes a summary of Wren’s life including his…

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Jonathan Foyle: The Origins Of The Tudor Rose Where did it come from?

Monday, 9 April 2018

This talk distils two years of original research on a much-overlooked aspect of royal iconography: the use of flowers as symbols. The Tudor rose has…

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Steven Desmond: Historic Gardens Of The Italian Lakes

Monday, 14 May 2018 AGM @ 6.45pm Lecture @ 7.15pm

There are many illustrious gardens on the shores of Lakes Como and Maggiore in the mountainous far north of Italy. Those included in this lecture…

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Nicola Moorby Murder & Modernism WR Sickert & the Camden Town Group

Monday, 4 June 2018

The Camden Town Group was an innovative circle of painters united by the desire to paint works of a modern character. They combined the techniques…

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