|Cranleigh Decorative and Fine Arts
Society Programme 2007/2008
Visit to The Garrick Club followed by a wander around Covent Garden.
The Shakers: Their Beliefs, Architecture and Artefacts
John Ericson BA (Hons) CertEd MEd.
The Shakers of North America left behind an intriguing legacy of beautiful buildings, furniture and artefacts. We discover the origins, beliefs and way of life of this fascinating sect.
Sex and Power in Habsburg and Bourbon Spain: Women Through the Eyes of Artists
Gail Turner MA (Hons) Oxon MA Courtauld EARAC
A queen, a nun, an actress, or a naked mistress - from the 16th to the 19th centuries, the formality of the portrait often belies the sitter's influence and power!
A Richmond Ramble with Andrew Davies.
The Art Collections of the South African Randlords
Edward R. Saunders BA (Hons) MA
The successful speculators of gold and diamond mines in S. Africa sought status in England by buying art collections.
Visit to Kew Palace and gardens followed by a talk and tour of the Marianne North Gallery.
Cultural Exchanges: The Italian Garden in the British Imagination
From the 16th century the British have been enthralled by the Italian garden and since the 18th century it would seem vice versa! This lecture looks at a heady brew of beauty and wealth in the hands of people of taste.
The Life and Times of the Indian Mogul, Emperor Shah Jahan
The Islamic manuscript, the Padshahnama, in the Royal Library at Windsor Castle, depicts the life of the Emperor Shah Jahan, best remembered for the building of the Taj Mahal.
Visit to The Red House built in 1860 for William Morris
The South-East, Brick by Brick
Lt.Col. Dick Bolton
A look at a material that we take for granted. The history, use and development of the brick from Roman times, the flowering of English brickwork in the Tudor period and its growing sophistication in the 18th and I 9th centuries.
Two Faces of Russia: Moscow and St. Petersburg
The art and architecture of these two great cities. Like the Imperial emblem of the double- headed eagle Moscow looks towards the influence of Asia whilst St. Petersburg towards Europe.17th Nov
Westminster Abbey Musical Tour by 'The Purcell Club'
Shopping in Georgian England
Dr. Claire Walsh BA (Hons) MA Distinction PhD
An investigation into the skills and trials of 18th century shopping - haggling, bargain-hunting and assessing quality as well as the social and pleasurable experience of shopping around, for aristocrats and gentry alike.2008 23rd Jan
Minotaurs and Labyrinths: Myth and Minoan Art
Louise Schofield BA (Hons) Dip Class Arch
The archaeology of Minoan Crete brings to life the story of Theseus and the Minotaur as portrayed in ancient Greek art.27th Feb
Mozart's 'Cosi': A Comic Opera
Jonathan Hinden BACantab ARCM LRAM
A non technical and not-too-serious account of this masterpiece, its characters and story with musical illustrations on the piano focussing on the composer's ability to express character and mood through music.
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