Past Lectures

A Design Evolution: Jewellery and Metalwork 1850-1940

Thu 1st Jul 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is a Zoom Lecture

The Cultral Heritage of the Huguenots

Thu 3rd Jun 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is a Zoom Lecture

The Scottish Colourists

Thu 6th May 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is a Zoom Lecture

The World in a Grain of Sand: William Blake

Thu 1st Apr 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

This is a Zoom Lecture

Pierre Bonnard: The Old Master of Modern Art?

Thu 5th Mar 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

FABER & FABER: 90 years of excellence in cover design

Thu 6th Feb 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Next Monthly Lecture

The Age of Jazz

Thu 7th Oct 2021 @ 11:30 am - 10:30 pm

Image by jokoPix from Pixabay

One hundred years ago a group of American musicians docked in London, bringing with them for the very first time one of the twentieth century’s most important musical genres: jazz, a fascinating blend of rigorous structure, free-wheeling creativity, close-knit ensemble work and improvisation. Drawing on his practical experience both as musicologist and gigging musician, Sandy’s talk touches on the disparate influences behind the emergence of jazz, and his musical illustrations range from the blues, ragtime and the very earliest jazz recordings through to classics by Louis Armstrong’s Hot Five and the Duke Ellington Orchestra, and the dawn of the Swing Era.  Includes live musical illustrations on the double bass.

Mr Sandy Burnett

Sandy is one of the UK’s most versatile music commentators, enjoying a career that combines broadcasting, performing and lecturing. After studying at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and working as music director for the RSC, National Theatre and in London’s West End, Sandy Burnett spent a decade as one of the core team of presenters on BBC Radio 3. Combining engaging scholarship with hands-on expertise, he devises and leads cultural holidays all over the world, is the author of the Idler Guide to Classical Music, is a highly sought after double bassist on the London jazz scene, and was appointed the Academy of Ancient Music’s Hogwood Fellow for the 2018-19 season.


Venue: Stalbridge Hall

Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale

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In the Kingdom of the Sweets

Lecturer: Nigel Bates, The Music Administrator, Royal Ballet
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The Mystery of Holbein’s Ambassadors

Lecturer: Anthony C Russell Cultural Historian
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Lecturer: Julia Musgrave
Thu 7th Apr 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peggy Guggenheim

Lecturer: Alexandra Epps BA MA
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Most Popular Pictures in British Collections

Lecturer: Raymond Warburton BA MA
Thu 7th Jul 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm