Past Lectures

Repton and the Picturesque

Thu 2nd Dec 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Moorish Architecture – the legacy of a vanished kingdom

Thu 4th Nov 2021 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

The Age of Jazz

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

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 Next Monthly Lecture

In the Kingdom of the Sweets

Thu 6th Jan 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
The Nutcracker ballet has delighted audiences at Christmas for many decades yet it was deemed a failure at its initial performances. Based upon the current Royal Ballet production by Sir Peter Wright, this lecture takes a close look at how this well-loved ballet now takes its rightful place on stage and how the music of Tchaikovsky along with story-telling, design, dance and a little bit of stage ingenuity all come together to make the most magical escape for young and old alike. Includes several performance video clips.

Lecturer: Nigel Bates

Nigel Bates has been a performer for more than forty years in and out of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, including seventeen years as Principal Percussionist with the Orchestra and eight years as the Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet. He has worked with many of the leading figures in the classical music industry and was also a producer for both the BBC's Maestro at the Opera and Pappano's Classical Voices documentary series. He is a regular contributor to the printed and online content of the ROH. He has given lectures for over thirty years, including many arts societies and conservatoires in the UK and across Australia.



Venue: Stalbridge Hall

Lower Road
Stalbridge, Dorset DT10 2NF United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale


Upcoming Lectures

The Mystery of Holbein’s Ambassadors

Lecturer: Anthony C Russell Cultural Historian
Thu 3rd Feb 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Bloomsbury Group: The Art of Vanessa Bell

Lecturer: Julia Musgrave
Thu 7th Apr 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Peggy Guggenheim

Lecturer: Alexandra Epps BA MA
Thu 5th May 2022 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Georgia O’Keeffe in New Mexico

Lecturer: James Russell
Thu 9th Jun 2022 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Most Popular Pictures in British Collections

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