The Arts Society Rutland
Programme for 2021 All these lectures may be changed to sessions in person if social restrictions are lifted, and if our usual venue is available by then. A link to the lecture will be sent to members the day before. So long as you have been receiving the regular emails about changes you should get the link. If you have not been receiving emails recently from the society please contact Janet Groome on janet2280@googlemail.com so we can add your email address to the mailing. 20th May 2021 Curtain up 10:50, start 11am Barbara Askew Happy & Glorious: 1,000 Years of Coronations The crowning of the sovereign is an ancient ceremony rich in religious significance, historical associations and pageantry. This lecture looks at the evolution of the coronation ceremony from Saxon times to that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It examines the different stages from the Recognition through to the Homage and explains the significance of the different items of the Coronation Regalia. Finally, the lecture gives an account of the ill omens and memorable mishaps which have occurred at coronations throughout the centuries, and ends with the coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, the first to be genuinely witnessed by the people through the medium of television. 17th June 2021 Curtain up 10:50, start 11am Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac Art UK: Uncovering the Nation’s Hidden Oil-painting Collection Art UK was set up to catalogue every oil painting in public ownership in the UK. This unique and ambitious project involved visiting 3,000 collections across the country and photographing over 212,000 paintings. These paintings are reproduced in an acclaimed series of hardback catalogues entitled Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. The paintings are freely available to view on the Art UK website (www.artuk.org). The lecture offers an insider’s view of the project and describes some unusual collections visited, intriguing paintings uncovered, detective work involved and assistance given by The Arts Society's members. 16th September 2021 Dr. Helen Doe Ships, Men & Women of Nelson’s Navy Some of the untold stories and images of the Napoleonic Wars featuring Nelson's spy, enterprising women and the families left on shore. 21st October 2021 Peter Medhurst The Magic Flute: the story of Mozart’s most famous opera The Magic Flute is one of the best loved of all Mozart's operas and charms audiences as much today as it did those at the end of the 18th century. However, beneath the surface of the music are many complexities, ambiguities and hidden secrets, which when revealed may well enhance the listener’s understanding and enjoyment of the work. By following the progress of Tamino - the opera’s hero – Peter Medhurst shows that Mozart’s opera is one of the finest musical products of the enlightenment. 18th November 2021 Douglas Skeggs Hockney: A Modern Master From the early sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney's paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation. A naturally gifted draftsman, his love of ingenious visual devices has led him to experiment with a whole range of techniques, from stage design to coloured paper making. From the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo-montages of the mid eighties, this lecture follows the career of an artist whose wit and imagination has never faltered. Click here for David Hockney’s own web site Advance warning - dates for future meetings: 20 January 2022 17 February 2022 17 March 2022 21 April 2022 19 May 2022 16 June 2022 15 September 2022 20 October 2022 17 November 2022 19 January 2023 ****************
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Programme for 2020/21 All these video-lectures may be changed to sessions in person if social restrictions are lifted, and if our usual venue is available by then. A link to the lecture will be sent to members the day before. So long as you have been receiving the regular emails about changes you should get the link. If you have not been receiving emails recently from the society please contact Janet Groome on janet2280@googlemail.com so we can add your email address to the mailing. May 20th 2021 Barbara Askew Happy & Glorious: 1,000 Years of Coronations The crowning of the sovereign is an ancient ceremony rich in religious significance, historical associations and pageantry. This lecture looks at the evolution of the coronation ceremony from Saxon times to that of Queen Elizabeth II in 1953. It examines the different stages from the Recognition through to the Homage and explains the significance of the different items of the Coronation Regalia. Finally, the lecture gives an account of the ill omens and memorable mishaps which have occurred at coronations throughout the centuries, and ends with the coronation of Her Majesty the Queen, the first to be genuinely witnessed by the people through the medium of television. June 17th 2021 Mary Rose Rivett-Carnac Art UK: Uncovering the Nation’s Hidden Oil-painting Collection Art UK was set up to catalogue every oil painting in public ownership in the UK. This unique and ambitious project involved visiting 3,000 collections across the country and photographing over 212,000 paintings. These paintings are reproduced in an acclaimed series of hardback catalogues entitled Oil Paintings in Public Ownership. The paintings are freely available to view on the Art UK website (www.artuk.org). The lecture offers an insider’s view of the project and describes some unusual collections visited, intriguing paintings uncovered, detective work involved and assistance given by The Arts Society's members. Sep 16th 2021 Dr. Helen Doe Ships, Men & Women of Nelson’s Navy Some of the untold stories and images of the Napoleonic Wars featuring Nelson's spy, enterprising women and the families left on shore. Oct 21st 2021 Peter Medhurst The Magic Flute: the story of Mozart’s most famous opera The Magic Flute is one of the best loved of all Mozart's operas and charms audiences as much today as it did those at the end of the 18th century. However, beneath the surface of the music are many complexities, ambiguities and hidden secrets, which when revealed may well enhance the listener’s understanding and enjoyment of the work. By following the progress of Tamino - the opera’s hero – Peter Medhurst shows that Mozart’s opera is one of the finest musical products of the enlightenment. Nov 18th 2021 Douglas Skeggs Hockney: A Modern Master From the early sixties, when he left the Royal College of Art more famous than his teachers, Hockney's paintings have shown a charm and humour that sets them apart from others of his generation. A naturally gifted draftsman, his love of ingenious visual devices has led him to experiment with a whole range of techniques, from stage design to coloured paper making. From the early abstract expressionist images, through his famous Californian scenes of swimming pools to the photo- montages of the mid eighties, this lecture follows the career of an artist whose wit and imagination has never faltered. Click here for David Hockney’s own web site - - - - - - - -
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