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A Happy New Year to all our members and a warm welcome to the 50th Anniversary year of the Arts Society. We are celebrating with Coffee and Cakes before our 50th Anniversary lecture by Simon Seligman on the Duke of Devonshire’ s Elysium Fields.

Since our last newsletter we have enjoyed three wonderful talks on topics ranging from Tudor Men in Tights to Lawrence of Arabia via Velasquez, many thanks to Clare Allerton for all her hard work in putting together our lecture programme. Thanks also to Michele Bicket for organising a fascinating Study day on Symbols and Double Entendre in Dutch painting and to Jennie Ball for the excellent visit to Scampston Hall.

An innovation for this year has been to offer places at our lectures for pupils from local schools as part of our efforts to encourage young people to develop an appreciation of the arts. This has been a great success thanks to the efforts of our Young Arts Co-ordinator Jan Hardy. We also hosted the Four Societies lunch in November, enlivened by a charming talk from Lars Tharp. Thank you Gloria Oxley for organising this and to Peter Stubbs our Vice president in taking over hosting responsibilities at the last moment when family problems meant your Chairman was not able to be there..

Coming up over the next few months we have a very varied programme including lectures on Modern Art, The Borgias, Van Gough and Russian Art, A study day Iran; Land of Great Kings, Shahs and Ayatollahs, and a visit to the Victoria Baths in Manchester and Elizabeth Gaskill house, inspired by the fascinating lecture we had last May on the architecture of swimming pools.

We will be holding our AGM before our May meeting as usual. This is where we elect new members to the committee. We are always keen to bring in new people and if any members are interested in getting more actively involved please speak to me or any other committee members.

JOHN SCAMPION


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Please forward items for inclusion to GLORIA OXLEY before 15th August 2018. Tel: 01298 72863 or email: glojo1@tiscali.co.uk

 


 

   


 

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