Diary



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.

 


 

  • Visit
  • Japan: Courts and Culture Exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery

    An informal visit to the excellently reviewed Japan: Courts and Culture Exhibition at the Queen's Gallery. Tickets cost £17, but they are valid for further visits for 12 months. If…

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  • Lecture
  • CEZANNE: THE (UNLIKELY) FATHER OF MODERN ART

    An insight into Cezanne’s influence on the transition of Impressionism into art which conveyed the essence of the subject and which, ultimately paved the way toward modern art. The lecture…

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  • Trip
  • Lisbon – a four night trip

    Monday 17 – Friday 21 October 2022. STOP PRESS (12/9/22) One place has become available on this trip. Booking form should be sent to Millennium Tours as soon as possible.…

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  • Visit
  • Cezanne Exhibition at the Tate Modern

    An informal visit to  the Cezanne exhibition at the Tate Modern.  Please book your own ticket directly from the Tate website:   Ticket Booking   If you would like to…

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  • THE BIRTH, GROWTH & INFLUENCE OF LONDON’S GREAT AUCTION HOUSES

    The auction house is the public face of the art market. When the hammer falls, the price of an artwork can make headlines around the world. With one eye on…

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  • A JOURNEY ACROSS THE HIMALAYAS

    The Himalayas, the highest mountain range in the world and once the spiritual domain of Tibetan culture and religion.  This lecture explores important centres of Buddhist art and culture along…

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  • ‘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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  • CULTURAL EXPERIMENTS IN THE WEIMAR REPUBLIC

    After World War I, artists and architects were in a state of flux, just like the world they inhabited. How could they create and what, indeed, would they produce in…

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  • ART TRANSPORTED: HOW DID IT GET HERE FROM WHERE IT WAS MADE? WHO OWNED IT BEFORE?

    We love standing in a museum gazing at a painting by Titian or Caravaggio, but we rarely question where it was before it came to be in that museum, or…

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  • BIT OF A CARRY ON

    The remarkable untold story of Carry On actor Peter Butterworth, and his wife, Britain's first female TV impressionist, Janet Brown, best known for her impression of Mrs Thatcher. Using classified…

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