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Lectures The Arts Society Oakham feels that the live lecture in the Victoria Hall in September was very well received, even given some technical challenges. Those that attended were comfortable with the arrangements and we now feel able to announce some relaxation of the precautions. There will be 120 seats spaced a metre apart so there is NO need to prebook your place from now on. HOWEVER PLEASE SIGN IN ON ARRIVAL. There will be crosses to place on seats if you prefer to sit further apart. Masks may be worn at your own discretion. Please be aware that with the Art and Antiques Exhibitions in the Victoria Hall foyer, our reception desk is to the left and at the foot of the stairs. Thank you. preceded by the AGM 28 October 2021 back at Victoria Hall for this AND on Zoom The Hazards of the Journey, Travel in the Middle Ages Imogen Corrigan What possessed people to trudge hundreds of miles, often in appalling conditions and sometimes perishing on the way? This lecture considers this question and also how there was a shift from spiritual wandering in the AngloSaxon period to religious tourism in the days of Chaucer’s pilgrims. It also looks closely at travel in general and the hazards of the journey: how did people organise themselves for long journeys and how safe was it? How should they provide for themselves and where might they find help? From maps and motivation to souvenirs and shrines, this lecture discusses travel in the round as well as specifically for spiritual reasons. New membership year 2021/2 25 November 2021 back at Victoria Hall for this AND on Zoom Image and History: Art at the Lansdowne Club Pamela Campbell-Johnston The current art collection at the Lansdowne Club highlights the fascinating architectural, social and political history of Lansdowne House, now home to this private members' Club. Through 18th century prints, oils, photography, modern silkscreens, lithographs and mixed media works, the image and history of this Grade II building comes to life. Located in Mayfair, central London, the internal fabric of this important building beautifully fuses 18th century neo-classical architecture with the highly fashionable Art Deco style and serves as an eye-catching home for the current modern British art collection. The talk will examine the original floor plan as designed by the celebrated Scottish architect, Robert Adam and the changes thereafter by renowned architects George Dance the Younger, Sir Robert Smirke and TH Wyatt. This fully illustrated presentation will also highlight key works in the modern British art collection by artists such as Nigel Bengstrom, Jennifer Dickson RA, Michelle McKinney and Richard Heep, demonstrating how current commissions and acquisitions can complement the heritage of this historic building. As former home to a past British Prime Minister, Lord Shelburne (1st Marquis of Lansdowne) and to Harry Gordon Selfridge, the department store magnate, Members will also be regaled with stories of intrigue and passion as reflected in the art collection. WE ARE MOVING TO THE MUSEUM IN JANUARY 2022! Yes, our first lecture of the next programme this November will be in the Victoria Hall but when we resume lectures in the new year please come to the Museum instead. The seating is raked, the screen large and the facilities are all on the ground floor! And, if you are not walking, there is a car park right outside. Refreshments will be served by our friends Ann and Paul, who we are adopting and taking with us, and the Museum staff will be making us very welcome. So, yes, do renew your subscriptions and then expect the card for the 2022 season of wonderful lectures to be sent to you in the post early in December.
Lectures 2021 Membership Year The Arts Society Oakham feels that the live lecture in the Victoria Hall in September was very well received, even given some technical challenges. Those that attended were comfortable with the arrangements and we now feel able to announce some relaxation of the precautions. There will be 120 seats spaced a metre apart so there is NO need to prebook your place from now on. HOWEVER PLEASE SIGN IN ON ARRIVAL. There will be crosses to place on seats if you prefer to sit further apart. Masks may be worn at your own discretion. Please be aware that with the Art and Antiques Exhibitions in the Victoria Hall foyer, our reception desk is to the left and at the foot of the stairs. Thank you. 28 October 2021 11am at venue and on Zoom The Hazards of the Journey, Travel in the Middle Ages Imogen Corrigan What possessed people to trudge hundreds of miles, often in appalling conditions and sometimes perishing on the way? This lecture considers this question and also how there was a shift from spiritual wandering in the AngloSaxon period to religious tourism in the days of Chaucer’s pilgrims. It also looks closely at travel in general and the hazards of the journey: how did people organise themselves for long journeys and how safe was it? How should they provide for themselves and where might they find help? From maps and motivation to souvenirs and shrines, this lecture discusses travel in the round as well as specifically for spiritual reasons. 25 November 2021 11 am at venue and Zoom Image and History: Art at the Lansdowne Club Pamela Campbell-Johnston The current art collection at the Lansdowne Club highlights the fascinating architectural, social and political history of Lansdowne House, now home to this private members' Club. Through 18th century prints, oils, photography, modern silkscreens, lithographs and mixed media works, the image and history of this Grade II building comes to life. Located in Mayfair, central London, the internal fabric of this important building beautifully fuses 18th century neo-classical architecture with the highly fashionable Art Deco style and serves as an eye- catching home for the current modern British art collection. The talk will examine the original floor plan as designed by the celebrated Scottish architect, Robert Adam and the changes thereafter by renowned architects George Dance the Younger, Sir Robert Smirke and TH Wyatt. This fully illustrated presentation will also highlight key works in the modern British art collection by artists such as Nigel Bengstrom, Jennifer Dickson RA, Michelle McKinney and Richard Heep, demonstrating how current commissions and acquisitions can complement the heritage of this historic building. As former home to a past British Prime Minister, Lord Shelburne (1st Marquis of Lansdowne) and to Harry Gordon Selfridge, the department store magnate, Members will also be regaled with stories of intrigue and passion as reflected in the art collection. WE ARE MOVING TO THE MUSEUM IN JANUARY 2022! Yes, our first lecture of the next programme this November will be in the Victoria Hall but when we resume lectures in the new year please come to the Museum instead. The seating is raked, the screen large and the facilities are all on the ground floor! And, if you are not walking, there is a car park right outside. Refreshments will be served by our friends Ann and Paul, who we are adopting and taking with us, and the Museum staff will be making us very welcome. So, yes, do renew your subscriptions and then expect the card for the 2022 season of wonderful lectures to be sent to you in the post early in December.
Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training.