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Wed 27th May 2020

The Making of Landscape Photographs – An Extraordinary Double Act Between the Eye and the Brain

Wed 27th May 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 8:30 pm
The Tithe Barn, The Tithe Barn
Hinton St. Mary, Dorset United Kingdom
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Beyond Monkton Deverill by Charlie Waite This event has been postponed due to coronavirus. We are attempting to reschedule for May 2021. You are invited to an Evening Celebration Our Evening Celebration this year is on Wednesday 27th May at 6.45pm (doors open at 6.15pm).We have a local - yet world famous - lecturer, landscape photographer Charlie Waite, and a magnificent venue - the Medieval Tithe Barn at Hinton St Mary (by kind permission of Anthony and Val Pitt-Rivers).In addition,…

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Thu 1st Oct 2020

Bloomsbury Group: The Art of Vanessa Bell

Thu 1st Oct 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Details will follow shortly. Lecture: Julia Musgrave Grad Dip (Courtauld) M Litt (Glasgow) Art Historian.

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THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A CITY: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF ST. PETERSBURG

Mon 12th Oct 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Arthur Morison Memorial Hall, Rowls Lane
Cucklington, BA9 9PY United Kingdom
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This event has been rescheduled from the 16th of March 2020 due to Coronavirus Rosamund Bartlett completed her doctorate at Oxford and is an authority on the cultural history of Russia.  She will be talking to us about how Peter the Great started planning and building this sumptuous city in the 18th century and the remarkable transformations it went through between the 18th and 20th centuries under the various leaders including the Empress Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Tsar Alexander I…

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Thu 5th Nov 2020

Peggy Guggenheim

Thu 5th Nov 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Details will follow shortly. Lecture: Alexandra Epps BA MA.

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Thu 3rd Dec 2020

The Mystery of Holbein’s ‘Ambassadors’

Thu 3rd Dec 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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This event has been rescheduled from 2nd July 2020 due to coronavirus Hans Holbein brought with him from mainland Europe to England both sophistication and skill, with far reaching consequences for this island's artistic development. His Ambassadors is one of the National Gallery of London’s greatest treasures, dating from a tradition in the arts when no object was without meaning and symbolism, practically all of which has been lost to the modern observer. This lecture considers the tempestuous circumstances of…

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Thu 7th Jan 2021

In the Kingdom of the Sweets

Thu 7th Jan 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Details will follow shortly. Lecture: Nigel Bates The Music Adminisrator, Royal Ballet.

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Thu 4th Feb 2021

Repton and the Picturesque

Thu 4th Feb 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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This event has been rescheduled from the 2nd of April 2020 due to Coronavirus The Picturesque was the final phase of the English Landscape Movement.   Capability Brown’s serpentine curves, smooth lawns and clumps of trees were now considered insipid and dull by a generation with an enthusiasm for untamed nature and rugged wildness The aim was always to engender a pleasurable frisson of fear. Repton knew that this was all very well as theory, but his clients actually required practicality…

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Thu 11th Mar 2021

The Age of Jazz

Thu 11th Mar 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Details will follow shortly. Lecture: Sandy Burnett MA (Cantab) Musician and Broadcaster.

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Thu 1st Apr 2021

The World in a Grain of Sand: William Blake

Thu 1st Apr 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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Details will follow shortly. Lecture: Justine Hopkins.

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Thu 6th May 2021

The Scottish Colourists

Thu 6th May 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Stalbridge Hall, Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom
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This event has been rescheduled from the 7th of May 2020 due to Coronavirus The work of S.J. Peploe and J.D. Fergusson was seen in Edinburgh and London in the decade leading up to World War 1, but Hunter and Cadell were less well known. All were bold pioneers in the field of rich colour and exuberant brushwork. The strong light and bright colour they discovered in France was easily harnessed to their favourite places in Scotland. Lecturer: Alice Foster MA…

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