Cranleigh Arts Centre
West Surrey Area
Museums & Art Galleries
of Events for 2008-9|
Labyrinths Myth and Minoan Art
Louise Schofield BA
(Hons) Dip Class Arch.
The archaeology of Minoan Crete brings to life the story of
Theseus and the Minotaur as portrayed in ancient Greek art.
Visit - The British
Museum: The First Emperor - China's Terracotta Army
a Comic Opera
BA Cantab ARCM LRAM
A non-technical and
not-too-serious account of this masterpiece, its characters and story with
musical illustrations on the piano focussing on the composer's ability to
express character and mood through music.
A British Obsession:
British Sporting Painters
Bagshawe MA Oxon
Looking at the works of
Stubbs, Herring and Sir Alfred Munnings and many lesser known artists, we review
from an art-historical approach why this subject has unending popularity.
Visit - The
Garrick Club &
Report and photos
Beneath the City
Streets: London's Unseen History
Peter Lawrence Dip Local Hist (Ldn.Univ)
A fresh look at London's history and development presented by
a lecturer who has first hand knowledge of subterranean sites.
From Biscuits to Blouses:
Garibaldi and the British
Garibaldi MA Oxon
(1807-1882) A romantic and heroic figure who captured the imagination of the
Italians and in Britain sparked a fashion from Staffordshire figurines, biscuits
and blouses to the famous red shirts that became symbols of the Risorgimento and
Italy's fight for freedom.
Visit - The Vyne in
Hampshire - a 16th century house and estate
Originally built as a great Tudor Powerhouse, the Vyne was
visited by Henry VIII and has been in the same family for 350 years. It is a
fascinating microcosm of changing fads and fashions over five centuries. The
beautiful grounds feature an ornamental lake and one of the earliest
summerhouses in England. This is a fantastic opportunity to see a beautifully
preserved 16th-century family home and a treasure trove of history. Booking
from April meeting
Report and Photos
Pilgrimage and Travel in
the Middle Ages
Imogen Corrigan BA (Hons)
Whether they were spiritual wanderers or
Chaucer's religious tourists, what made people trudge on these hazardous
journeys, often in appalling conditions, sometimes perishing on the way?
Peasant Pastimes: The Art
of Pieter Bruegel the Elder
Sophie Oosterwijk MA PhD FSA
This lecture will show that there is more to Bruegel than
just paintings of merry peasants!
Two London Porcelain
Factories: Chelsea and Bow, a Study in Contrasts
Leaving their former professions behind, that of a silversmith
and a portrait painter, the two founders of Bow and Chelsea became pioneers in
the risky new venture of porcelain manufacture.
Visit - Olympics 2012:
a walk with Andrew Davies
Report and photos
Florence and the House
of the Medicis: A Family Affair
Jo Walton BA
Dip Hist Art (Oxon)
This is a story full of amazing characters
and stirring historical events all set against the backdrop of one of the most
vibrant and artistic centres of the Renaissance. N.B. Please feel free to bring
a friend who you think might be interested in joining the society to this
meeting. No charge!
The Strange History
of Buckingham Palace
Wright BA (Hons) ARICS (rtd)
Victoria's coronation was the first to set out from Buckingham Palace, but the
site and that of the other London Palaces is a tapestry of all our pasts
Puccini: Ses Femmes
Puccini hunted wild fowl, opera libretti and beautiful women with
equal enthusiasm - but the heroines of his operas were his truest loves. Lecture
with slides and taped music.
L.S. Lowry: A
MA Courtauld BA Hons
Our lecturer, himself a practising artist, will tell us the
story of Lowry and explain his wonderful idiosyncratic and entirely individual
style of painting.