Past Lectures

Rebuilding Ypres

Thu 9th Jan 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Origins of our English Christmas

Thu 5th Dec 2019 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Velázquez – ‘The Great Magician of Art’

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

Girls Behaving Badly: Jane Austen’s Wicked Women

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

Women behind the Lens

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

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

The Next Monthly Lecture

FABER & FABER: 90 years of excellence in cover design

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

Founded in 1929, Faber and Faber has built a reputation as one of London's most important literary publishing houses, partly due to the firm's insistence on good design and illustration.  This lecture traces its history through its illustrations, covers and designs, employing celebrated artists.  Toby Faber is the grandson of the firm's founder, so the talk will also be peppered with personal insight and anecdote. Has written two works of narrative history, Stradivarius and Fabergé's Eggs, published by Macmillan in the UK and Random House in the US, and given lectures associated with these two subjects at venues including The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Library of Congress and the Huntington Library, as well as a number of literary festivals. His career began with Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has been through investment banking, management consulting and five years as managing director of the publishing company founded by his grandfather, Faber and Faber, where he remains on the board. He is also non-executive Chairman of its sister company, Faber Music and a director of Liverpool University Press and the Copyright Licensing Agency.


Venue: Stalbridge Hall

Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale


Upcoming Lectures

Pierre Bonnard: The Old Master of Modern Art?

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

Repton and the Picturesque

Lecturer: James Bolton MA MBA Dip ISD
Thu 2nd Apr 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Scottish Colourists

Lecturer: Alice Foster MA
Thu 7th May 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

A Life in Fashion: the Wardrobe of Cecil Beaton

Lecturer: Dr Benjamin Wild
Thu 4th Jun 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Mystery of Holbein’s ‘Ambassadors’

Lecturer: Anthony C Russell
Thu 2nd Jul 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm