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September 2018

Man the measure of all things – The Rise of Portraiture in Renaissance Italy

September 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Shirley Smith graduated from the University of East Anglia with a first class honours degree in the History of Art, specialising in the Italian and Northern Renaissance. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and a part-time lecturer for the University of East Anglia and for the Department of Continuing Education of the University of Cambridge . Also lectures to the Art Fund and individual clubs and societies. We cannot imagine a world where the only faces…

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*Special Lecture* with Antiques Roadshow’s Lars Tharp

September 22, 2018 @ 7:30 pm
The Daneside Theatre Park Road, Congleton CW12 1DP, Park Road,
Congleton, CW12 1DP United Kingdom
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"Man and Boy: My Thirty Years on the Antiques Roadshow…..and Beyond" The Antiques Roadshow is the BBC’s longest-running reality show and it still pulls the crowds. The format is shown and copied all over the world. What makes it so compelling? Lars Tharp recalls some highs and lows in this captivating illustrated talk. Lars is a Ceramics as well as a Hogarth specialist, and is a regular lecturer and broadcaster. Born in Copenhagen, he read Archaeology at Cambridge and was…

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October 2018

Edward Burne Jones Painting Angels

October 10, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Fagence-Cooper studied History at Oxford University and Art History at the Courtauld Institute, and at Christie's Education. She was a Curator and Research Fellow at the V&A Museum for 12 years, and is now a Visiting Fellow at the University of York. Has lectured extensively for museums and on Cunard liners, and undertaken broadcasts and consultancies for the BBC and Channel Four. Historical Consultant to Ralph Fiennes for The Invisible Woman, a film about Charles Dickens, and the BBC drama, The…

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November 2018

How to Read the English Country Church

November 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

It is possible to ‘read’ the passage of time, of movements, cultures and peoples in the architecture and art forms evident in many of our older English country churches. From the pre-Christian era, through the arrival of the Romans and onwards to the sixteenth century and the epoch changing Tudors, simple indicators are given how to identify churches with Roman and Saxon origins. The great flowering of Romanesque and Gothic architecture that followed the invasion of the Normans in the eleventh century are explained with illustrated examples.…

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MERRYMAKING AND MORALITY; The History of Genre Painting

November 30, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Victoria Club, Victoria Avenue
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7BE United Kingdom
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£33

Our speaker for this study day is Clare Ford-Wille. She is a popular and well established speaker for The Arts Society and other arts organisations. She has lectured on many areas of European art, architecture and sculpture for over thirty years for Birkbeck College, London University for over 30 years. She has led numerous study tours abroad. Other regular commitments include courses and lectures for Morley College, the City Literary Institute, the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Art Fund, the…

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December 2018

The Art of the Hero; Commemorating Scott of the Antarctic

December 12, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Formerly a Fellow and Director of Studies in History at Christ's College, Cambridge, Max now teaches at the University of Manchester and is a recent winner of the university’s ‘Teacher of the Year’ award. He specializes in the cultural history of war and heroism, and is currently writing a new history of British heroes. Public lecturing is Max’s passion. Alongside lectures at Manchester and other universities, he has spoken about his research to public audiences throughout the UK and beyond,…

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January 2019

From Peasants to Czars: a Portrait of 19th Century Russia

January 9 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

This lecture reveals the fascinating insight into this moving story afforded by the paintings of more than a dozen superb artists, yet whose work is still relatively unknown in the West. Up until the early 19th century Russian painting consisted almost entirely of academic styles and subject matter dominated by the west, Paris in particular. Artists such as Alexey Venetsianov, encouraged by Czar Nicholas I’s promotion of ‘national trends’ began to change the focus towards more home grown themes.  Later…

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February 2019

How the European Art Market Developed form the Renaissance to the Present

February 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Tom Flynn is a UK-based art historian, writer and art consultant. He holds a BA Honours degree (First Class) in Art History from the University of Sussex, a Masters in Design History from the Royal College of Art and a doctorate from the University of Sussex. His interests include contemporary art; sculpture history; museology and the history of museums; art crime; issues in cultural heritage; and the historical development and professional practice of the European art markets. He is…

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March 2019

The Eccentricity Effect : Does Knowledge of an Artist Life Affect How we Perceive their Work

March 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Stella Grace Lyons gained her BA in the History of Art, 1st class, from the University of Bristol, and MA in History of Art at the University of Warwick. She spent a year studying Renaissance art in Italy at the British Institute of Florence, and three months studying Venetian art in Venice. In addition, she attended drawing classes at the prestigious Charles H. Cecil studios in Florence. In 2017, Stella was selected by the Arts Society to lecture at the launch…

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Can-Can to Soup Can – The Story of Modern Art From Paris to New York 1850 – 2000

March 22 @ 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
The Victoria Club, Victoria Avenue
Holmes Chapel, Cheshire CW4 7BE United Kingdom
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£33

Linda Collins MA , is a popular and renowned lecturer working at the National Gallery, Tate Modern, the National Portrait Gallery ,The Arts Society and more, worldwide. Before lecturing she worked in Historic Royal Palaces for more than twenty years. She is currently writing a book about the history of Modern Art in Paris. We follow the course of Modern Art from Paris in 1850 to New York in 1960. The avant garde society in each of our periods was…

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