Members of The Arts Society Kensington & Chelsea enjoy quality lectures, by lecturers accredited to The Arts Society specialising in the arts and artistic heritage, every month from October to July, in the Kensington Central Library Lecture Hall. Members also have the opportunity to join curated visits in and around London as well as overseas trips.

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Upcoming Lectures

Our lectures will ve held either via Zoom or in the lecture hall and our visits and trips will be listed on the website as and when we can organise group visits. Please keep updated via our website and email noticeboards.

You can view our archives of past trips and lectures here

‘ULTIMATE POWER DRESSING’ CHINESE IMPERIAL COSTUME AND INSIGNIA OF RANK

With 12 Ranks within the Imperial family and 9 Ranks for both Civil (Mandarin) and Military Officials this lecture explains the hierarchy and significance of emblems – such as the…

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THE MYSTERY OF JOHANNES VERMEER, MASTER OF LIGHT, COLOUR AND HARMONY

What is it that holds the viewer before a beautiful young girl in a exotic turban, a woman replying to a discarded letter, or a couple at an intimate music…

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SYDNEY POITIER: HOLLYWOOD & RACE

Hollywood’s first black superstar in the 1950’s, Sidney Poitier, overcame decades of prejudice and was awarded Best Oscar actor in 1963.  He was gradually drawn into the ongoing struggle for…

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Upcoming Visits

VISIT THE COURTAULD GALLERY

After an ambitious three-year transformation project, The Courtauld Gallery reopened in November 2021. The Courtauld is home to one of the world’s great art collections, and is located in the…

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