Programme for 2021‑22
Liz Trickett / Jacqui Camfield
All arrangements subject to change - please check regularly for updates
March 24th - 2pm
Zoom lecture - The Subtle Science and Art of Colour in English Garden Design
We discovered why gardening can rank as fine art. A former director of Oxford University’s Botanic Garden, our speaker says ‘Gardens are places where science and art meet on equal terms’.
April 14th (Wednesday)
Outing: The Tulip Festival at Arundel Castle
April 28th - 2pm
Zoom lecture - Great Railway Stations
A welcome return of our speaker to describe a journey round glorious stations in the UK and abroad, some immortalised in art.
May 26th - 2pm
Zoom lecture - The Genius of Beethoven
To celebrate the 250th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. We learned more about the subtlety of his music from our celebrated speaker.
May 27th (Thursday)
Outing: Leonardslee Gardens, Horsham
June 7th (Monday)
Outing: A return visit to Champs Hill Coldwaltham
June 23rd - 2pm ONLY
Zoom lecture - Modern British Sculpture
Anna shows us why British Sculptors during the 20th Century pioneered sculpture throughout the world.
Non-members are welcome to join this and future talks.
Please contact our Membership Secretary
The link to access this talk will be sent to members and registered guests by Tuesday 22nd June
June 25th (Friday) to 30th (Wednesday)
Group Holiday: Northumbrian Highlights
July 15th (Thursday)
Outing: SeaCity Museum and the Tudor House, Southampton
July 28th - 2pm
Zoom lecture - "New Dawn" in the Houses of Parliament
Mary is a local artist and she will show us how she worked on a National Project, to create the first piece of conceptual art to be installed in Palace of Westminster.
August 4th (Wednesday)
Outing: The new Hilltop Centre at RHS Wisley Gardens
September 9th (Thursday)
Outing: Buckingham Palace Gardens
September 22nd (Wednesday) to 28th (Tuesday)
Group Holiday: The Italian Lakes & Milan
Please note: timings for subsequent talks are provisional and depend on meetings being allowed to return to the Arts Centre
If this is not possible talks will continue on Zoom starting at 2pm only
September 22nd - 2pm & 7.30pm
Canal History and Heritage
The network of British canals and the lives and traditions associated with them.
October 27th - 2pm & 7.30pm
A Brief History of Wine
There is rich evidence going back 7,000 years of wine being around as witnessed in art, vessels, buildings and literature.
November 13th (Saturday)
Special Interest Morning: Leokadiya Kashperova and Stravinsky
The story played on The Art Centre’s beautiful piano, of our speaker’s research into this relatively unknown hugely talented female Russian composer.
November 24th - 2pm & 7.30pm
The Housekeeper’s Tale
The woman who really ran the country house. We will hear about the housekeeper who for 50 years propped up the Bloomsbury set both in London and Sussex.
December 14th (Tuesday)
Outing: Wisley Glow
- To be arranged
January 26th - 2pm & 7.30pm
Treasures of the Fan Museum
This museum in Greenwich is the only one dedicated to fans. They start early in 11thC. There are rarities both from UK and abroad. Fans have a language and significance.
February 23rd - 2pm & 7.30pm
Bruegel, the Seasons and the World
In 1565, Pieter Bruegel the Elder was commissioned to create a series of paintings for a dining room in Antwerp ...
The AGM will precede the evening talk at 7.15pm
April 4th (Monday) to 7th (Thursday)