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2011 Archive | THE ARTS SOCIETY WEYBRIDGE (formerly Weybridge Decorative & Fine Arts Society)

Programme of Lectures
2011
These talks take place at Whiteley Village Hall at 10.30am

12th January 2011
INK and GOLD, MISTS and CLOUDS: the Art of Japanese Screens
Marie-Thérèse Barrett
Painted in brilliant colours on gold leaf or in subdued ink on plain paper, screens are an art typically Japanese, which combines stunning decorative beauty and practical architectural function. Screens embody the essence of Japanese contrasting but complementary aesthetics: the monochrome and the flamboyant, the less and the more, the ink or gold
Marie-Thérèse Barrett has a BA and MA in English, Toulouse University, a BA in Oriental Art, Sophia University, Japan, and an MA in Art History, Maryland University, USA. She is a course organizer and tutor in Japanese Art History, Temple University Japan (1990-1999). She is a guest lecturer for the College Women's Association of Japan, Sotheby's, Christie's, V&A, Asia House and the Japan Society, chair of the Japan Society Art Circle (2003-2007) and a course tutor for the Diploma in Asian Art, British Museum (2002-2007), School of Oriental and African Studies (2008-).
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9th February 2011
DUKE OF WELLINGTON and the treasures of Apsley House
Shirley Turner
Lecturer for the V & A
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9th March 2011
WHY BRITISH & AMERICAN IMPRESSIONISTS were better than the French
Nicholas Reed
Nicholas Reed is both an archaeologist and an art historian. He took his first degree in Greats at Oxford, and then acquired research degrees on ancient history from Manchester and St Andrews Universities. He has taken part in some thirty excavations, and has fifteen articles published in learned journals on subjects in ancient history, especially Roman history.
Since 1984, he has also written on art history, and has produced five books on 19th century art, especially the Impressionists, and others on historical subjects. From 1985-87 he was the Founder-Chairman of the Friends of Shakespeare’s Globe, and from 2001 to 2007 was Chairman of the Alliance of Literary Societies. He has been a lecturer for NADFAS since 1991, and is a fluent French and German speaker.
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13th April 2011
FROM 1611 - 2011: ART & THE ENGLISH BIBLE
Prof. Michael Wheeler
Professor Michael Wheeler studied at Magdalene College, Cambridge and University College, London. He was a Director of the Ruskin Programme at Lancaster University, where he led the project to build the award-winning Ruskin Library to house the world's greatest collection of Ruskin material. He has published extensively on Victorian fiction, the literature and theology of death and the future life, Ruskin, and Roman Catholicism. He is a NADFAS lecturer and a Trustee of St Deiniol's Library, Hawarden. He serves on the advisory boards of three international journals.
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11th May 2011
THE ART OF LOOKING: PAINTINGS & SCULPTURE
Warren Hearnden
Head of Foundation Studies, Sotheby's Institute, in the 1990's. From 1986 tutor and examiner in Art History and Renaissance Studies, the Open University.
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8th June 2011
THE AESTHETIC MOVEMENT 1860-1890
Dr. Anne Anderson, BA PhD FSA
Lecturer in History of Art & Design, tour NADFAS & cruises
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10th August 2011
THE MYSTERY & SPLENDOUR of GOLDEN AGES in the ARTS
Patricia Wright BA (Hons)
Patricia Wright qualified as a Chartered Surveyor and later studied by open learning at London University, gaining a first class honours degree in History. She has published a number of articles and books, both fiction and non-fiction, including one which won the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel prize. Another became alternate Book Society Choice in America. She has taught part-time and served for sixteen years as a County Councillor. Her talks are aimed to amuse as well as to interest a variety of audiences, and can be adjusted to suit particular needs
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14th September 2011
AGM followed by
BENEATH CITY STREETS: LONDON'S UNSEEN HISTORY
Peter Lawrence
Freeman City of London, author & broadcaster on London & Essex
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12th October 2011
THE PAINTINGS of HIERONYMUS BOSCH
Valerie Woodgate
Valerie Woodgate works as a lecturer and guide in Tate Britain, Tate Modern and other major galleries, and on religious art in churches and cathedrals. She is a member of the teaching team at the Dulwich Picture Gallery and a script-writer for the Living Paintings Trust (art for the blind and partially sighted). She also runs courses at colleges of further education.
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9th November 2011
A CELEBRATION of the SEASONS in ART, POETRY & MUSIC
Elizabeth Rumbelow
Elizabeth Rumbelow has an honours degree in English (Bristol University) and an honours degree in Music (University of London). She also studied Old Icelandic at the University of Copenhagen, having gained a Churchill Foundation Scholarship. After experience in advertising and journalism, her main career was devoted to teaching, culminating in the post of Head of English at Guildford High School. Her speciality is the inter-relationship of the arts, especially painting, music and drama. As well as her NADFAS lecturing, she has also undertaken English editing for the Chopin Society of Warsaw on their website and for a Polish Professor of Music.
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14th December 2011
TROMPE L'OEIL - THE ART OF ILLUSION
Tom Errington
Was born in Edinburgh and has been painting professionally for more than twenty-five years. Working to commission, he specialises in trompe l'oeil and murals - large and small scale, for private and public clients - anywhere in the UK and abroad. Previously he was a lecturer at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London and worked in the theatre as a production manager. He is an accredited NADFAS lecturer and Adviser on Art, Art History and Stained Glass to the Diocese of Southwell & Nottingham and Adviser on Stained Glass to the Diocese of Coventry.
This lecture was followed by Christmas drinks and mince pies
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Visits

Saturday 21st May 2011 - 6.45 pm.
Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club - Musical Tour of the Abbey
Henry Purcell was organist of the Abbey from 1680-95. The Purcell Club consists of former choristers of the Abbey, who sing in various parts of the Abbey during the tour, which lasts just over 2 hours.
Bookings taken on 9th February and 9th March 2011
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Wednesday 15th June 2011
Knole, followed by All Saints Church, Tudeley
Private visit to Knole, near Sevenoaks (National Trust). Set in the middle of a 1,000 acre deer park, the only medieval deer park remaining in Kent, it has been the seat of the Sackville family for 400 years. There is a wonderful collection of 17th century furniture. Vita Sackville-West lived there and her friend Virginia Woolf based much of her novel Orlando on the house and the history of the family. Coffee and lunch taken here.
After lunch, All Saints Church has a unique collection of 12 Marc Chagall windows (featured in NADFAS review Winter 2009).
Bookings taken on 13th April and 11th May 2011
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Wednesday 17th August 2011
Eton College and Chenies Manor House and gardens
Eton College: Guided tour of School Yard, Lower School, Upper School, College Hall, College Chapel and the Museum of Eton Life. Eton was founded by Henry VI in 1440.
Chenies Manor House and gardens was the venue of the first NADFAS meeting on 26th January 1965 with the late Patricia Fay as Chairman when the membership was limited to 90 (ladies were expected to wear a hat and gloves when attending). The Tudor manor house was mentioned in the Doomsday survey (1086). By 1180 the Manor was in the possession of the Cheyne family for 350 years when it was willed to the wife of John Russell, a rising star in the court of Henry VIII. His descendants the Earls and Dukes of Bedford (now of Woburn Abbey) owned the house for 400 years before it was acquired by the present owners the MacLeod Matthews.
Bookings taken on 11th May and 8th June 2011
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Thursday 15th December 2011
FESTIVO at ST. GEORGE'S CHAPEL, WINDSOR
The St. George’s Chapel Windsor Festivo is an evening of words and music introduced by Martin Stanford. St George’s Chapel Choir will perform carols by Cornelius, Gardner, Manz, Rutter and Whitacre amongst others, and  will be joined by Staines Brass Band, performing as both a ten piece ensemble and as a full  brass band under the direction of Melvin White. Darren Hardy will play medieval carols on the Northumberland Pipes. The concert centre piece will be extracts from Handel’s Messiah.
The coach will leave from Mercedes Benz car park at 5pm. Doors open to the Chapel at 6.30 pm. We have reserved seats in the Centre Nave. The concert starts at 7.30 pm. The concert ends at approx. 9.20 pm. The coach leaves at approx. 9.30 pm. The cost is £32.50 per person. Bookings taken on 9th November 2011.
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Extended Visit


Sunday 18th to Friday 23rd September 2011. Extended visit to Krakow.
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Special Interest Days

Tuesday 1st March 2011
ART & REVOLUTIONS: RUSSIAN CULTURE in 20th CENTURY
Dr. Rosamund Bartlett
Writer, lecturer and translator specializing in Russian cultural history, literature and music—books include Wagner and Russia, Shostakovich in Context, Chekhov: Scenes from a Life and Literary Russia: A Guide—has taught at universities in the UK and the United States and led tours throughout Eastern Europe—currently completing a new translation of Anna Karenina, editing the Cambridge Companion to Russian Music, and writing a cultural history of opera in Russia.
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Wednesday 19th October 2011
ANDREA PALLADIO and the ENGLISH COUNTRY HOUSE
David W. Evans
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Committee

2010-11

Chairman: Hugh Walker

Vice Chairman: Marjorie Tarring

Treasurer: Margaret Waghorn

Secretary: Stephen Hayes

Membership: Liz Moore

Meeting Arrangements: Joanna Collinson-Jones

Programme Secretary: Marjorie Tarring

Special Interest Days: Jennifer Rothera