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February 2020

The Houses of Parliament:1000 years of a British Icon

February 24, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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The Houses of Parliament: 1000 years of a British Icon  A study day with Caroline Shenton

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March 2020

Raphael :A Master in the Making

March 9, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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  Raphael: A Master in the Making -a lecture by Sian Walters Raphael is often referred to as one of the three giants of the High Renaissance in Italy, alongside Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci, yet his fame and position in the canon of art history may seem hard to explain. He made no discoveries like those of his celebrated rivals: although undoubtedly a draughtsman of exceptional talent he made no great progress in the fields of anatomy, science and…

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April 2020

Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Past and Present

April 6, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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This event was postponed as a result of the Corona virus crisis Arts and Crafts of Mexico, Past and Present -a lecture by Chloe Sayer Few countries in the world offer such a rich and varied cultural heritage as Mexico. Before the Spanish Conquest of 1519, numerous civilisations rose and fell. Their once great cities were peopled by muralists, sculptors in stone, ceramic artists, feather- and gold-workers, jewellers, weavers and painters of sacred books. Today the descendants of the Maya…

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May 2020

Inspiration – Artists and their Muses Event postponed as a result of the corona virus crisis

May 11, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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This event has been postponed as a result  of the Corona virus crisis     Inspiration - Artists and Their Muses -a lecture by Alexander Epps The complex relationship between artist and muse has been the inspiration for some of the most significant works of art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Discover Rossetti’s Pre-Raphaelite stunners; Picasso’s weeping woman, the mother of American modernism and many more - muses as different as the artists themselves.

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June 2020

Twentieth Century Sculpture. Event postponed as a result of the corona virus crisis

June 8, 2020 @ 10:45 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Event postponed as a result of the corona virus crisis     Twentieth Century Sculpture a lecture by Linda Smith This lecture traces the development of sculpture in the twentieth century, from large lumps of marble at one end to unmade beds at the other, and explains how and why this trajectory happened. Key developments like Cubism, Primitivism, Surrealism and Pop Art all affected sculpture, and are carefully explained with a wide range of illustrations.Twentieth Century Sculpture

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September 2020

Ancient Egyptian Artefacts : 3000 Years of Treasures

September 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Ancient Egyptian Artefacts : 3000 Years of Treasures a lecture by Eileen Gouldin The Narma Palette and the bust of Nefertiti from Ancient Egypt, the Grecian Mask of Agamemnon and jewellery of the Cretan Warrior give an indication of the wealth of riches from the ancient lands surrounding the Mediterranean. They are a sample of the many discoveries that have been displayed and admired by millions of visitors to museums around the world. This lecture will look in depth at…

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October 2020

Titian – The First Modern Artist

October 12, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Titian - The First Modern Artist - a lecture by Douglas Skeggs During a long, successful and immensely lucrative career, Titian established himself as the foremost painter of northern Italy. Training in the Bellini workshop, he developed the Venetian love of light and colour, but adding a sense of drama and immediacy that charged his religious, mythological and, most importantly, his portraits with a realism hitherto unknown to the arts. Tough, astute and ambitious, he is often seen as the…

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November 2020

Art Behind Bars : The Role of the Arts in Breaking the Cycle of Crime, Prison and Re-Offending

November 9, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Art Behind Bars -: The Role of the Arts in Breaking the Cycle of Crime , Prison and Re -Offending - a lecture by Angela Findlay Years of working as an artist within the Criminal Justice System in England and Germany have given Angela unique insights into the destructive and costly cycle of crime, prisons and re- offending. In this thought-provoking talk she offers a deeper understanding of the minds, lives and challenges of offenders. With extraordinary slides of art…

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December 2020

The Nativity in Art from Giotto to Picasso.

December 14, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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The Nativity in Art from Giotto to Picasso. - a lecture by Clare Ford-Wille The Nativity must be one of the most popular subjects of all with artists, north and south of the Alps, from the 13th to the 20th centuries. Sometimes the scene takes place at night, sometimes during the day. The lecture will explore the many variations of the scene and the possible meanings, depending upon whether midwives, Joseph or shepherds are present, and analyse the various postures…

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January 2021

Oscar Wilde – Up Close.

January 11 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Brockenhurst Village Hall, Highwood Road
Brockenhurst, Hampshire SO42 7RY United Kingdom
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Oscar Wilde - Up Close. - a lecture by Giles Ramsay "I put all my genius into my life; I put only my talent into my works." This lecture examines the public and private life of one of the world's most original and controversial artists. Born into a moderately respectable Dublin family Oscar Wilde recreated himself as an international celebrity and wrote a series of short stories and plays that charmed the world. In 1890 he also published the last…

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