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Mon 14th Oct 2019

THE SILK ROAD AND THE SEA: CHINA’S WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

Mon 14th Oct 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Arthur Morison Memorial Hall, Rowls Lane
Cucklington, BA9 9PY United Kingdom
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Chinese emperors and philosophers traditionally regarded their country as ‘the middle kingdom’, situated at the centre of the world.  As they cultivated their minds and spirits, they faced inwards. In contrast, merchants in china’s border regions faced outwards.  On the western frontier the ancient silk road witnessed an exchange of luxury goods:  silk, perfumes, exotica and Persian glass carried by camel caravans over vast distances. On china’s eastern frontier stretched the sea on which ivory, jewels and porcelain were traded…

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Mon 18th Mar 2019

Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Mon 18th Mar 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
The New Remembrance Hall, Charlton
Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL United Kingdom
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£33.00

Days of Special Interest are held twice a year at Charlton Village Hall near Shaftesbury which has ample parking in front of the hall for members and guests. The next Day of Special Interest will be held on 18th March 2019 when lecturer Mr. Antony Penrose will be coming along to talk about Lee Miller and her husband Roland Penrose. Lee Miller was an American supermodel in New York in the 1920s before starting to work behind the camera lens…

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Mon 15th Oct 2018

The Golden Age of Travel

Mon 15th Oct 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The New Remembrance Hall, Charlton
Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL United Kingdom
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Lecturer: Paul Atterbury Paul Atterbury is an experienced lecturer in the art, architecture, design and decorative arts of the 19th and 20th centuries and is well known for his many appearances on the BBC’s ‘Antiques Roadshow’. He will be talking to us about how speed, style and elegance influenced the nature of travel from the Victorian period to the 1950s.  He will bring to life the great liners, luxury trains, extravagant interiors and memorable journeys associated with international travel during…

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Mon 5th Mar 2018

London’s Squares and Townhouses between the 17th and 19th Centuries

Mon 5th Mar 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The New Remembrance Hall, Charlton
Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL United Kingdom

The seventeenth and eighteenth centuries saw many aristocratic landowners developing their London estates, building fine town mansions and laying out elegant squares and terraces, thus creating a fashionable West End. Inigo Jones’s Covent Garden Piazza, built in the 1630s for the 4th Earl of Bedford, was London’s first formally laid out architectural space, but it was in Bloomsbury that the Earl of Southampton, in the 1660s, laid out London’s first so-called ‘square’. The development of St. James’s, with St. James’s…

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Mon 30th Oct 2017

RIVIERA PARADISE: THE FUSION OF ART, DESIGN AND PLEASURE ON THE COTE D’AZUR IN THE 1920s AND 30s

Mon 30th Oct 2017 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
The New Remembrance Hall, Charlton
Shaftesbury, SP7 0PL United Kingdom
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£25.00

Mary Alexander BA (Hons) MA is an experienced and very popular lecturer.  Two years ago many of us ‘time travelled’ with Mary to ‘New York, New York’, this time she will be taking us on a ‘time travelling tour’ back to the Cote d’Azur of the 1920s/1930s. Since the 19th Century English high society had regularly ‘over wintered’ on the Cote d’Azur, promenading by the sea and leaving by April.  In the 1920s, however, an intoxicating mix of artists, writers,…

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