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May 2018
7:45 pm — 9:30 pm
@ HCCS Theatre
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The Shakers of North America: Their Beliefs; Architecture and Artefacts

The Shaking Quakers had their origins in 18th century England but are much better known as a successful 19th century North American fundamentalist sect. In this lecture we are told the extraordinary story of the Shakers, exploring their beginnings, what they believed and how they lived their lives, before examining examples of their wonderful buildings and furniture, for it is only with such an understanding of their devout faith and way of life that we can begin to appreciate the…

June 2018
10:30 am — 3:00 pm
@ Clonter Opera Theatre
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Italian Cities of Art: Assisi, Sienna, Florence

Janet Robson is an independent art historian with a BA in History from UCL (1980), an MA in Early Sienese Painting and a PhD in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art (1997 & 2001). She has been lecturing for over a decade and has published extensively on thirteenth and fourteenth-century Italian art. She has also published numerous book chapters, essays and articles in journals and has travelled and studied extensively in Italy, having held research fellowships at…

7:45 pm — 9:30 pm
@ HCCS Theatre
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Travellers Among Mountains and Streams: Masterpieces of Chinese Landscape Painting

This lecture invites you to explore Chinese landscape painting through the ages in an attempt to convey the development and evolution of this important tradition. While the title, ‘Travellers Among Mountains and Streams’, is based on that of an 11th century work by the great Northern Song master, Fan Kuan, its key elements, mountains and water, or ‘shan sui’, represent the essence of all Chinese landscape painting. Using ink and brush and a variety of techniques and formats, the artist’s…

September 2018
September 8, 2018 12:00 am — September 11, 2018 11:59 pm
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The History & Art of Berlin & Potsdam

New for 2018 Welcome to the ‘The History & Art of Berlin & Potsdam’ tour. This tour has been put together especially for members of The Arts society Dane Valley by Tailored Travel, a company with plenty of experience leading Arts Society groups . What we will see Jewish Museum Berlin Guided city tour of Berlin East Side Gallery ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ visit to the Reichstag Potsdam Sanssouci Palace Cecilienhof Palace Museum Island Pergamon Museum Thanks to Lynda Arnold for…

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