Coffee and tea 12.30 to 1.10pm and lectures start promptly at 1.30pm
PROGRAMME September 2017 to June 2018
Any announcements for members will be made at 1.20 p.m, to ensure a prompt start of the lecture at 1.30pm.
Thursday 14th September 2017: Clive Barham Carter
FROM PHAETON TO PHANTOMS-COACHWORK DESIGN
The first bodies to be built on early motor cars were provided by existing
carriage makers. This lecture will describe some common types of carriage,
trace how they influenced car design, discuss the skills involved and
illustrate coachwork design in the extravagant heyday of the first half of the
Thursday 12th October 2017: Sarah Cove
JOHN CONSTABLE AND CONSERVATION
N.B. Guest numbers may be limited at this lecture.
Sarah is a Conservationist for Easel paintings, an art historian and painting
conservator at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She will talk on Constable
giving us a technical insight into the conservation and the science behind
the materials used.
Thursday 9th November 2017: Lars Tharp
An introduction to all the major wares of Chinese Ceramic History.
Illustrations and examples from the world-famous Shanghai Museum, the
Percival David Collection, the V&A and others. From the grave to the table
and a connoisseur’s cabinet, Lars explores several branches of China’s rich
ceramic traditions from the 5th Millennium BC to the present.
Breathtaking and complex artwork explained.
Thursday 14th December 2017: Annie Grey
CALVES HEADS AND COCKENTRYCE
Feasting through history. A fairly light-hearted talk, intended as an
introduction to food history. Not for the squeamish. A very animated fun
talk with Annie dressed in character for the Christmas occasion.
NB - Tickets for Christmas lunch will be available from the October
Mrs Freda Markham.
Tel: 01829 751613/07702 184 495
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
N.B. Lecture begins at 11.30 a.m. Lunch at 1p.m.
Please inform her if you are attending lecture only.
Thursday 11th January 2018: Amanda Herries
THE CHEAPSIDE HOARD
The hoard of jewellery from the late 16th and early 17th centuries was
discovered in 1912 by workmen excavating in Cheapside, London. They
found more than 400 pieces of Elizabethan and Jacobean jewellery,
including rings, brooches and chains, with bright coloured gemstones
and enamelled gold settings, together with toadstones, cameos, scent
bottles, fan holders, crystal tankards etc.
Thursday 8th February 2018: Anthony Russell
ENGLISH FURNITURE DESIGN TODAY
Who are the wonderful design specialists making furniture in often very
sensitive architectural environments today? Anthony’s lecture shows what
modern furniture requirements say about our society today and
illustrates many of the fabulous commissions undertaken by Luke
Hughes, most beyond the scrutiny of the public.
DONATION LECTURE -TO SUPPORT YOUNG ARTS PROJECTS
Thursday 8th March 2018: Clive Stewart Lockhart
BETTY JOEL: GLAMOUR AND INNOVATION IN 1930s INTERIORS
Born in Hong Kong in 1884, Betty, the daughter of the Colonial
Secretary, went on to run one of the leading furniture and interior design
companies in the inter war years in London. Her clients were the Queen
Mother, Lord Mountbatten and Churchill. The talk discusses her life and
work and focuses on the few remarkable survivals in London,
Nottingham and Harrogate.
Thursday 12th April 2018: Yasha Beresiner
THE FASCINATING WORLD OF PLAYING CARDS
From 1377 cards have been used for communication propaganda,
education and political gain. The talk includes an explanation of their art,
tradition and uses through to the City of Guilds, explaining why London
founded the Worshipful Company of Makers to protect their cards and
prevent French imports.
Thursday 10th May 2018: Malcolm Kenwood
THE MONA LISA MYSTERY
This lecture examines the events in 1911 when the proud city of Paris and
the entire cultural world went into shock. On August 21st the Mona Lisa
was stolen. The first major art theft of the 20th century; the most famous
painting in the Western world. Malcolm takes you through the
investigation to unravel the secrets behind the theft and provide an
historical insight into art institutions of that day.
Thursday 14th June 2018: Kate Strasdin
A dress and textile historian, Kate will tell the story of the design and
creation of Queen Alexandra’s Coronation Gown, one of the most striking
garments of its day. This lecture is rich in detail from the embroiderers of
India to the Ladies Work Society in London. Kate elaborates on the robes,
gowns and jewels worn for this historic occasion.
Followed by ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
TEA WILL BE SERVED TO MEMBERS ATTENDING, AFTER THE AGM
Guests by prior arrangement with Di Lloyd:
Tel: 01829 741748
or: Freda Markham 01829 751613 / 07702 184495