The Arts Society Dartmoor - Programme 2017

PROGRAMME 2017

Meetings will be held at 10.00am for 10.30am.

January 11th 2017

THE PUNCH AND JUDY SHOW

Bertie Pearce

A subversive symbol from Commedia Del’Arte to the Present Day. Bertie is a NADFAS Accredited Lecturer who has toured the country extensively.

February 8th 2017

NOT SO GENTLE: War and Conflict in the Art of Henry Moore

Monica Bohn Duchen

Monica Bohm-Duchen analyses an unfamiliar aspect of Henry Moore’s output, from his reaction to the Spanish Civil War and his work as Official War Artist during WW2, to his response to the threat of atomic warfare in the 1960s..

March 8th 2017

IN SEARCH OF THE QUEEN OF SHEBA

Louise Schofield

A look at how the Queen of Sheba has captured the imagination of great artists, inspired epic films and has led archaeologists to go in search of her land – a search that has led to discoveries of great temples, tombs and treasures.

Charles Rennie Mackintosh
April 12th 2017

CHARLES RENNIE MACINTOSH

Anthea Streeter

Tracing Mackintosh’s career, looking at his major architectural commissions and interiors, such as those for the Glasgow School of Art and the Hill House at Helensburgh, as well as his less well known watercolour paintings.

The Arnolfini Portrait
May 17th 2017

THE ARNOLFINI PORTRAIT

Sarah Kelly

The lecture places the portrait in the context of 15th century Bruges and examines it in relation to other works by van Eyck and also by other Early Netherlandish and Italian artists.

The Fascinating World of Playing Cards
June 14th 2017

THE FASCINATING WORLD OF PLAYING CARDS

Yasha Beresiner

Surprisingly today’s playing cards date back to 1377. Cards were used as a medium of communication, propaganda or education. Modern cards follow in these old traditions with some wonderful collectors’ decks of today.

400 Years of Opera Design
September 13th 2017

400 YEARS OF OPERA DESIGN

Simon Rees

Opera is an elaborate, even extravagant, art form. Simon Rees traces the arts associated with opera through surviving drawings, paintings, early theatres and their scenery, up to the present day.

Prison Art
October 11th 2017

THE ROLE OF THE ARTS IN THE CYCLE OF CRIME, PRISON AND RE-OFFENDING

Angela Findley

This talk is moving, informative and very original. Interspersed with personal accounts of humorous or slightly horrifying situations, Angela talks have kept audiences across the country engrossed. 

Libya Uncovered
November 8th 2017

LIBYA UNCOVERED? THE MAGNIFICENCE OF LEPTIS MAGNA, SABRATHA AND CYRENE

Christopher Bradley

Expert in the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. As a professional tour guide and lecturer he has led groups throughout the Middle East and Asia. 

Caught in the Revolution
December 13th 2017

CAUGHT IN THE REVOLUTION

Helen Rappaport

Helen Rappaport, a best-selling historian, talks about her compelling new book: the gripping story of the Russian Revolution told from a new perspective - a flamboyant cast of foreign eye-witnesses in Petrograd.

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