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The GPO Unit: The Birth of the Documentary – Youtube Lecture

The GPO Unit: The Birth of the Documentary - Youtube Lecture
During the first week of  October, Graphic designer Howard Smith gave an entertaining overview of the history of documentary making in his Youtube talk ‘The GPO Unit - Birth of The Documentary’. Members learned that the earliest english ‘documentaries’ were simply made by film makers setting up a camera and filming people going about their everyday lives. Footage was shown of workers coming out of ...
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‘The Queen of Instruments: The Lute Within The Old Masters’ – Online Lecture

'The Queen of Instruments: The Lute Within The Old Masters' - Online Lecture
Adam Busiakiewicz, Art Historian, lutenist and lecturer, currently pursuing his doctorate in Art History at Warwick University, regularly gives talks, tours and lectures at Warwick Castle, The National Gallery, The Wallace Collection and others. On 3rd September, nearly eighty members of The Art Society tuned in via Zoom to hear him give a very interesting and inspiring lecture on 'The Queen of Instruments: The Lute within Old ...
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Dreams of a Summer Night: The Golden Age of Norwegian Painting – Online Lecture July 16th 2020

Dreams of a Summer Night: The Golden Age of Norwegian Painting -  Online Lecture July 16th 2020
On 16th July, Art Historian Stella Lyons delivered her online lecture on Norwegian Art to an enthusiastic online audience of eighty people . “Dreams of a Summer Night: The Golden Age of Norwegian Painting’, explores how Norway’s artists led the way to the changing perception of their country’. Renaissance Europe thought that Norway was a freezing wilderness, a place of night stalked by trolls with ...
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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 September 2020) We can't meet as usual yet but we are now holding on-line lectures, which have been very successful.  Meanwhile, there are lots of things we can do on the internet to alleviate art withdrawal symptoms! Scroll down here to find links to: Lectures and Talks, Featured Artists, Exhibitions, Art Quiz, Theatre, Opera, Ballet and Musical performances, Virtual Tours of museums ...
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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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