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Coronavirus update June 26

Coronavirus update June 26
On-Line Lectures While we have had to postpone all our events scheduled for April to July, we held our first and very successful on-line lecture in June, watched by 87 members. Sian Walters talked to us about The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao and the Architecture of Frank Gehry. You can read a report in our news section here. We will be holding our second on-line lecture ...
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The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and The Architecture of Frank Gehry – Online Lecture June 11th 2020

The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and The Architecture of Frank Gehry - Online Lecture June 11th 2020
On June the 11th, The Arts Society Grayshott held its first online event via Zoom Webinar drawing in an audience of around eighty members. Well-known art historian and lecturer Sian Walters, who works with the Arts Society, The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection and others, gave a very interesting and inspiring lecture on The Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao and the architecture of Frank Gehry’s amazing, unusual ...
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Coronavirus update 1 May 2020

Coronavirus update 1 May 2020
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. The Biq Arts Quiz Those of you that did the quiz we circulated with our monthly bulletin might like to see the answers. Well here they are hot off the ...
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Coronavirus Update 19th April

Coronavirus Update 19th April
While we have had to postpone all our events schedule 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. We hope shortly to have details of a couple of special art-related events that Members can view at home.  Meanwhile, we're regularly updating our new Arts on the Internet page ...
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Coronavirus Update – 4th April 2020

Coronavirus Update - 4th April 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has sadly meant that we have now had to cancel all our events for April, May and June. However, we’re pleased to say that we have been able to reschedule most of them for 2021, or in one case 2022, with the very kind support of the lecturers and others involved. Specifically: The Forensic Eye: Find you Inner Connoisser by Chantal Brotherton ...
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Arts on the Internet

Arts on the Internet
(Last updated 27 June  2020) We can't meet as usual yet but we are now holding on-line lectures. Our first was a great success and we hope you'll join us for more.   Meanwhile, there are lots of things we can do on the internet to alleviate art withdrawal symptoms and ward off boredom! Scroll down here to find links to: Lectures and Talks, Featured ...
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Coronavirus Update – Event Cancellations

Coronavirus Update - Event Cancellations
You will all be aware of the worsening coronavirus situation and many of you will have seen the recent e-mail message from The Arts Society Headquarters telling us that they are cancelling National and Area meetings and events for the period from 16 March to 30 April. After reviewing the situation and especially bearing in mind that many of our members are at higher risk, ...
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The Healing Power of Plants

The Healing Power of Plants
The Healing Power of Plants –  March 5th 2020 Since 1986 Timothy Walker has given 1,500 public lectures, primarily as part of his work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden, a post he held from 1988 to 2014. Since 2014 he has been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford. The Botanic Gardens Oxford 1675 This may sound somewhat dry and ...
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Archaeological Adventures in Albania

Archaeological Adventures in Albania
Louise Schofield, a Professor of Archaeology from the American University in Rome, returned to The Arts Society Grayshott in early February to speak to us about her travels and archaeological finds in Albania. Albania was home to the Illyrians, Greeks, Romans and Venetians so is rich in archaeological treasures which are now only recently being excavated by teams of Albanian archaeologists. Louise, despite her mother’s ...
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Visit to William Blake Exhibition, Tate Britain on 14 January 2020

Visit to William Blake Exhibition, Tate Britain on 14 January 2020
William Blake – poet, painter and printmaker of the late 18thC – was the subject of the exhibition at Tate Britain that we visited, with an informative introductory lecture from one of Tate's experts.  Born in 1757, the son of a shopkeeper in Soho, Blake wanted to be an artist from an early age and spent 7 years from 1772 training as an apprentice engraver.  ...
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Turner V Constable: The Great British Paint-Off

Turner V Constable: The Great British Paint-Off
At the first meeting of the New Year, Nicola Moorby gave an inspiring lecture on two very different painters fourteen months apart in age, who came from diverse backgrounds and how this influenced their lives, their art and how they wanted their work to be perceived. They were artistic rivals and both wanted to depict nature, turning their backs on portraiture which was the fashion ...
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Christmas Lunch at Waverley Abbey House – 16th December 2019

Christmas Lunch at Waverley Abbey House - 16th December 2019
Though it was not as sunny as last year, the warmth of all 73 members who attended our annual Christmas Lunch made up for it.  Like last year, our venue was Waverley Abbey House with its picturesque lakeside setting and historic charm. You can see more photos here. Our guest speaker, Angela Zanders, spoke to us about the Forgotten Women of Music.  She picked a ...
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