Welcome to The Arts Society Grayshott

TAS Grayshott On-Line lecture – Thursday 11 June 2020 at 2pm

A good many Arts Society lecturers are now able to deliver their lectures on-line. Until we are able to meet again normally, we hope to replace our monthly lectures in the village hall with on-line lectures that you can view at home.  Our first lecture will be on

Thursday 11 June at 2pm when  Sian Walters will talk to us on The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and The Architecture of Frank Gehry

We will send you a link by e-mail a day or two before so that you can easily view the lecture. There will also be a telephone number for you to call if you have any difficulty. 

Guggenheim Museum Bilbao (photo Jose M Blanco)

The Guggenheim is one of the most exciting – and extraordinary – buildings of the 20th C. We will hear about the Guggenheim Foundation, how the museum in Bilbao came about and Frank Gehry’s architecture, plus an introduction to the collections in the museum. Art historian Sian Walters is one of The Arts Society’s and National Gallery’s top lecturers.

While we have had to postpone all our events scheduled for April to June, we are trying to give members as many opportunities as possible for arts-related activities at home and for keeping in touch.

Arts on the Internet

We are regularly updating our new Arts on the Internet page with ideas and recommendations for things you can see and hear at home. You’ll find many links to: Lectures and Talks, Exhibitions, Theatre, Opera and Musical performances,  Virtual Tours of Museums and Galleries, Gardens  and other Members’ Recommendations.  We hope you will find this useful and would welcome feedback and suggestions.  We’re also now putting suggestions in our TAS Grayshott discussion forum under What’s new to view at home?  on the Arts Society’s new Arts Society Connected website.

We do hope you and your families all keep safe and well until we are able to meet again. Meanwhile, please do give any committee member a ring if you have any questions or would just like a chat – you are more than welcome. Here are some phone numbers for local help with everyday living:

Helplines

For help with getting food, prescriptions, dog walking etc, this is the  number for the wonderful Volunteer group for Grayshott and surrounding villages:  01428 748655

Hampshire and Surrey counties also have helplines:

Hampshire Coronavirus Helpline: 0333 370 4000

Surrey Helpline: 0300 200 1008

  • Talks
    Talks
    Monthly afternoon lectures by proven speakers and twice-yearly Special Interest Days with three lectures to cover a subject in more depth
  • Visits
    Visits
    Day trips to interesting houses, gardens, galleries and exhibitions
  • Young Arts
    Young Arts
    Supporting the arts in local schools
  • Tours
    Tours
    An annual tour abroad or in the UK
  • Social Events
    Social Events
    Informal social get togethers: e.g. Christmas lunch, bridge drives and new members coffee mornings
  • Heritage Volunteers
    Heritage Volunteers
    Restoration and volunteer support to heritage sites and churches

We offer an interesting range of lectures and visits within a friendly, approachable society. We welcome new members and also welcome visitors to our lectures and events.

Here are our forthcoming events:

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry - Thursday  11th JUNE 2020 at 2.00 p.m.

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry – Thursday 11th JUNE 2020 at 2.00 p.m.

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry  by Sian Walters ON-LINE LECTURE The Guggenheim, designed by the ...
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Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Visit to Russell-Cotes Museum and Art Gallery, Bournemouth and Compton Acres Gardens, Poole, Wednesday 15 July 2020

Morning visit to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum dramatically situated on the East Cliff at Bournemouth overlooking the sea.  ...
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The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters - Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters – Thursday 3rd September 2020

The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old Masters by Adam Busiakiewicz The lute holds a special place in the ...
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Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Thursday 24 September 2020 (date to be confirmed)

Visit to Chelsea Physic Garden and Royal Chelsea Hospital – Thursday 24 September 2020 (date to be confirmed)

A morning guided tour of Chelsea’s famous physic garden, with 5,000 medicinal, edible, herbal and other useful plants. Afternoon guided ...
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The GPO Film Unit - Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit – Thursday 1st October 2020

The GPO Film Unit by Howard Smith This is the entertaining story of how documentary films started from the French ...
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Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light - Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light – Thursday 5th November

Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light by Jacqueline Cockburn One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has ...
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Special Interest Day - Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

Special Interest Day – Tuesday 24 November 2020 – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages.

November 24th 10:00 - 15:00  – Once Upon a Time.  Children’s Books Through the Ages. Three Lectures given by Elizabeth ...
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Dickens of a Christmas - Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas – Thursday 3rd December 2020

Dickens of a Christmas and “God Bless us Everyone” by Bertie Pearce Charles Dickens has often been proclaimed as “The ...
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Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – May 2021

Musical Tour of Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club – May 2021

It will be rescheduled to May 2021 (to be confirmed) We expect this to be a very special evening – ...
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New Advances in Ice Age Art - Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art – Thursday 2nd September 2021

New Advances in Ice Age Art by Paul Bahn Dating from c.40.000 to 12,000 years ago, Ice Age Art continues ...
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The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur - Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur – Thursday 7th October 2021

The Forensic Eye: Find your Inner Connoisseur by Chantal Brotherton-Ratcliffe How do dealers, auctioneers and museum staff determine whether a ...
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Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura - Thursday 5th May 2022

Artemisia, Elizabeth and Laura – Thursday 5th May 2022

Three Exceptional Female Artists: Artemisia Gentileschi, Elisabeth Louise Vigée Le Brun and Dame Laura Knight by Bernard Allan Nearly 300 years ...
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