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2009 Archive | THE ARTS SOCIETY WEYBRIDGE (formerly Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

Programme of Lectures
2009
These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall at 10.30am



14th January 2009
GREAT CASTLES, HOUSES & GARDENS OF THE SOUTH-EAST AND THEIR LESSER KNOWN HISTORIES Mrs. Anthea Bryant Blue Badge Guide Canterbury & S.E. England






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11th February 2009
MOZART’S “COSI”: A COMIC OPERA?
Jonathan Hinden
Principal Coach at Glyndebourne Opera








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11th March 2009
FRANCIS BACON. A 20th Century Master
Frank Woodgate
Lecturer and Guide at Tate Britain & Tate Modern
















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8th April 2009
FROM RICHES TO RAGS. The Huguenots of Spitalfields
Mrs Sue Jackson
Lecturer for the National Trust, U3A, City Literary Institute











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13th May 2009
“THE MASTER”. Noel Coward as writer, actor, painter.
Mrs. Frances Hughes
Lecturer at the National Portrait Gallery.







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10th June 2009
BEYOND BLUE SKIES. Unidentified Flying Objects in Renaissance Art
Miss Sian Walters
Lecturer at The National Gallery and Surrey University















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12th August 2009
HAMPTON COURT PALACE, “The Georgian Inheritance and the Victorian Initiative” Mrs. Sarah Burn Edwards Historian and Official Guide and Lecturer for the Historic Royal Palace, having a theatrical background aims to entertain as well as inform







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9th September 2009
Coffee 9.30 for 10.00

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
followed by
THE SPLENDOURS OF NORTH AFRICA.
Roman & Islamic art of Libya, Tunisia & Morocco.
Christopher Bradley
Tour Guide throughout Africa, the Middle East & Asia. Expert in the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa; he has written extensively on Arabia and has a broad range of lecturing experience, including the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Institute of British Architects





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14th October 2009
CAILLEBOTTE. The unknown Impressionist with the unpronounceable name
Mrs. Margaret Davis
Tutor in Art History for the WEA & Cambridge University Institute, Madingley. Regularly works for a range of other local adult education colleges and organisations and holds courses in schools and galleries as well as single lectures. Caillebotte isn't really unknown. He was a key member of, arguably, the best known art movement in modern times, French Impressionism





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11th November 2009
THE PERCY FAMILY OF ALNWICK, SYON & PETWORTH
William Forrester
Lecturer for National Portrait Gallery, British Museum & National Trust. The Percy Family today considered one of the greatest families, having arrived under William the Conqueror. They established themselves as guardians of the Scottish border in the middle ages and were elevated to become Dukes of Northumberland.



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9th December 2009
THE OX AND THE ASS. Silent watchers at the crib.
Hilary Guise
Lectures in main London Museums for American universities. Hilary Hope Guise lectures at the National Gallery, the Courtauld, both Tates, the British Museum and at Cambridge University. In the USA she lectures for the Smithsonian and is a guest speaker with Swan Hellenic. She is a trained painter and exhibits mostly in Berlin and France
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Visits

Wednesday 29th April 2009
Arundel Castle














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Wednesday 24th June 2009
Kenwood & Hampstead Village














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Wednesday 19th August
Wilton House & Highclere Castle










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Extended Visit


14th – 19th September 2009
Malta & Gozo











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Special Interest Days

Wednesday 4th March 2009
Medieval Paris & London. A comparison of style and splendour
Mark Corby





















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Wednesday 7th October 2009
The Artist as Reporter. British Artists and the two World Wars
Jo Walton
After university, began teaching and lecturing combined with a career in art book selling. Set up and ran the Atrium Bookshop in Cork Street and worked at Christies the auctioneers. Now a freelance lecturer and a guide at both Tate galleries.







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Committee

2008-9

Chairman: Hugh Walker

Vice Chairman: Clare Mitchelmore / Marjorie Tarring

Treasurer: Brian McKenna

Secretary: Sue Reay-Smith

Audio Visual: Stephen Gillam-Smith

Heritage Volunteers: Carla Bounds

Membership: Ruth Heywood

Meeting Arrangements: Joanna Collinson-Jones

Programme Secretary: Marjorie Tarring

Special Interest Days: Peter Gorty

Visits & Extended Visits: Clare Mitchelmore

Young Arts: Carla Bounds