Monthly Lectures

Coffee and tea 12.30 to 1.10pm and lectures start promptly at 1.30pm
Any announcements for members will be made at 1.20 p.m, to ensure a prompt start of the lecture at 1.30pm.

PROGRAMME September 2017 to June 2018

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 20th century.

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
CHINESE CERAMICS

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 for the Christmas occasion.
NB - Tickets for Christmas lunch will be available from the October meeting from
Mrs Freda Markham.
Tel: 01829 751613/07702 184 495
or email: flmarkham@hotmail.com.
N.B. Lecture begins at 11.30 a.m. Lunch at 1p.m. (Members only)
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
EMPIRE DRESSING

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:
membership@taddfas.org.uk
Tel: 01829 741748
or: Freda Markham 01829 751613 / 07702 184495
flmarkham@hotmail.com