Next Day of Special Interest

The Travels and Art of John Singer Sargent

Thu 17th Oct 2024 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

We will explore his ability to capture a sense of place - the atmosphere, light, colours
and textures of a land or seascape - with an intimately personal and often unusual
interpretation. Whether it be luscious pomegranates in a Spanish orchard, brilliant hues
of poppies in the Cotswolds, silver light on glistening fish in Norway, jewel-like reflections
on water in Venice or Lake Garda, or the intense sunlight and heat of Morocco and the
desert. And his most daring journey of all, in 1918 age 62, as a war artist travelling to the
war torn trenches in France.

Mary Alexander

Mary trained as an art historian and graduated with a BA Hons in History & History of Art (University College London) and later an MA (with Distinction) in History of Art (University College London).

To book your place at this Day of Special Interest:

Use the form provided at a monthly lecture


Book online, click here.

Venue: Arthur Morison Memorial Hall

Rowls Lane
Wincanton, Somerset BA9 9PY United Kingdom.

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale

Past Days of Special Interest


Thu 19th Oct 2023 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm


Mon 14th Oct 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Updated on: 23/10/2019

Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Mon 18th Mar 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Golden Age of Travel

Mon 15th Oct 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Days of Special Interest
We have one day of Special Interest this year which give us an opportunity to look at a subject in more depth and are scheduled around three lectures of one hour each with coffee breaks and a sit down lunch in between. These days are held at The Arthur Morison Memorial Hall, Cucklington and are very relaxed social occasions where members and guests get a chance to get to know one another and discuss the lectures during the breaks.These days are always very popular and numbers are limited so tickets tend to go very quickly!
Upcoming Days of Special Interest