Past Lectures

The Role of the Arts in the Cycle of Crime, Prison and Re-offending

Thu 9th May 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Updated on: 12/05/2019

Art UK: Uncovering the Nation’s Hidden Oil Paintings

Thu 4th Apr 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel – the black brow’d cantor

Thu 7th Mar 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

From Bronzes to Banksy

Thu 7th Feb 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Inspired by Stonehenge

Thu 3rd Jan 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Post War British Theatre: a second Golden Age?

Thu 6th Dec 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Music and Life of Johann Sebastian Bach

Thu 1st Nov 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

19th Century British Marine Painting

Thu 4th Oct 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Royal Academy 1768-2018

Thu 7th Jun 2018 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Next Monthly Lecture

Women behind the Lens

Thu 6th Jun 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The work of women photographers has often been unfairly neglected.  This lecture seeks to correct that by examining the contribution of three outstanding British practitioners: Julia Margaret Cameron, a Victorian pioneer, Jane Brown a brilliant portraitist and Faye Godwin, who excelled in landscape photography. We will also explore the work of two highly- influential Americans, Dorothy Lange who produced brilliant documentary images and Annie Leibovitz who continues to both surprise and delight her audience.


Lecturer: Mr Brian Stater BA MSc
His chief interests lie in photography, architecture and history and he combines all three in his lecturing career. He has taught at University College London, since 1997 and became an accredited lecturer for The Arts Society in 2003. He is a member of the Association for Historical and Fine Art Photography and an exhibition of his own photographs has been staged at UCL. In an attempt to gain a deeper understanding of the skills of some great photographers of the past, he has begun to work with a pre-War Leica camera, as used by his great hero, Henri Cartier-Bresson, and many others.


Venue: Stalbridge Hall

Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale


Upcoming Lectures

Gilded Glories – the fascinating history of gilded decoration

Lecturer: Jo Mabbutt
Thu 4th Jul 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm