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Programme 2024

Tuesday 14th May 2024

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What have the Huguenots ever done for us? Mass migration and the Arts in Britain

Presented by Vivienne Lawes

The mass migration of the French Huguenot Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries due to religious persecution, had an impact on the arts, the military and finance sectors. It is estimated...

 

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

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Thursday 25th April to Monday 29th April 2024

Visit to Northamptonshire including Bletchley Park and Boughton House

This visit is now fully booked

Wednesday 5th June 2024

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Visit to Parham House and Gardens

Pulborough West Sussex

Included in this are welcome refreshments on arrival followed by a guided tour of the house and treasurers. The coach will leave Alton station forcourt at 9:00am with a planned arrival at 11:00am. The cost is £48.00 each. Please click on the online booking form below for further details.

Tuesday 11th June 2024

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An Englishman in New York - the art of Lord Duveen

Presented by Mark Meredith

Europe has a great deal of art, and America has a great deal of......

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

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Wednesday 17th July 2024

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Visit to Chawton House and the Chawton in Stitches exhibition

with a member of the curatorial team and meet Emily Barnett who was a TASA Scholarships for Excellence student in 2019. CLICK HERE for further details of Emily and the scholarships that we sponsor.  

Tuesday 10th September 2024

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Taj Mahal: The Garden Tomb

Presented by James Allan

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

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Wednesday 3rd October 2024

Visit to a London Gallery

Details and Booking forms to follow soon.

Tuesday 8th October 2024

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The Culture of Ukraine

Presented by Rosamund Bartlett

This lecture tells Ukraine's story through the shared culture which binds its proud people together. We will explore the sacred art and architecture of Kyiv and.....

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

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Thursday 31st October 2024

Special Interest Day

Beech Village Hall

Method or Madness? John Constable’s oil painting materials; his radical and extraordinary painting techniques. In addition ; Constable’s Treslove Portraits rediscovered.

Presented by Sarah Cove.

Booking form to follow soon.

10:00am to 3:00pm

Tuesday 12th November 2024

Architecture through the ages

Presented by John Sherlock

Following a colourful timeline (which every audience member receives), John takes you on a complete journey through.....

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

Tuesday 10th December 2024

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Christmas with Giles, Grandma and the Family

Presented by Barry Venning

For a great many members of The Arts Society, the cartoonist Carl Giles was as much a part of the festive season as the Christmas tree, crackers and the Queen's Speech. So popular.....

 

This lecture will be held at Alton College commencing at 7:30pm (doors open 6:45pm) CLICK HERE to see directions.

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A member of The Arts Society
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