Provisional Programme for 2021

Programme Secretary  Liz Trickett
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Visits Secretary
Gwen Wright

All arrangements subject to change - please check regularly for updates

Winter (date TBA)

Outing:  Guided tour of Wisley Gardens

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January 27th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - 150 years of Underground Design

Mark Ovenden

Mark is a transport design historian; he is known for his sense of humour and is highly regarded by audiences both live and in the media.

The link to access the talk will be sent to members by 5.00 pm on Tuesday 26th January

underground station

February 24th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - 20th Century Glass – new markets

Mark Hill

A welcome return of Mark Hill, highly knowledgeable on 20th C art and design and particularly glass.  Often seen on the Antiques Road Show, where he is an expert on mid-century objects.

The AGM will precede this talk at 1.45pm, via Zoom

Mark Hill and glass vases

March 24th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - Monochrome to Polyphone: how colour transformed the art of garden design

Timothy Walker
colourful border

April 14th (Wednesday)

Outing:  Arundel Castle Tulip Festival

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Arundel Castle

April 28th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - Great Railway Stations

Ian Swankie
Cranleigh Railway Station 1906

May 5th (Wednesday)

Outing:  A return visit to Champs Hill Coldwaltham

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Sculpture in garden

May 26th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - The Genius of Beethoven

Peter Medhurst
portrait of Beethoven

May 27th (Thursday)

Outing:  Leonardslee Gardens

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June 23rd - 2pm

Zoom lecture - Modern British Sculpture

Anna Moszynska

In recent talks, sculpture has not been a topic discussed in any depth.  Anna is a recognised authority and author on this subject.

Reclining figure

June 25th (Friday) to 30th (Wednesday)

Tour:  Northumbrian Highlights

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Lindisfarne Castle

July 15th (Thursday)

Outing:  SeaCity Museum and Tudor House Southampton

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RMS Titanic

July 28th - 2pm

Zoom lecture - "New Dawn" in the Houses of Parliament

Mary Branson

Mary is a local artist who recently was the Artist-in-Residence at the Palace of Westminster.  Hear first-hand how this outstanding work of art in glass was developed.

New Dawn installation

September 22nd (Wednesday) to 28th (Tuesday)

Tour:  The Italian Lakes & Milan

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Lake Maggiore