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Best wishes for a happy, art-filled 2020! The committee hope that you have enjoyed Christmas with family and friends. We look forward to seeing old and new members at events in 2020. 
 
The Arts Society Maidenhead Annual General Meeting 
Monday 20 January 2020, 11.30am 
 
Our AGM will take place immediately prior to the January lecture. The Notice of AGM, 2018 AGM Minutes, the Chair's Report for 2019 and the Financial Accounts for the year to 31 October 2019 can be accessed by clicking the individual buttons below. These documents will also be displayed at the meeting. If you would like paper copies, you are kindly asked to print them and bring them to the meeting. If your device does not support the use of the buttons, you can email the society and the documents can be sent to you as an attachment.
If you have any questions about the agenda, please email the Chair via maidenhead@theartssociety.org.

 
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Notice of AGM
Minutes of 2019 AGM
Chair's Report
Financial Report
Cleopatra: The Most Womanly of Women
and the Most Queenly of Queens

January Lecture, Monday 20 January 2020, 11.30 at Norden Farm 
 
We are excited to launch the 2020 lecture programme with this lecture. Cleopatra, for whom Antony is imagined to have given up the chance to rule the Roman world, has been inspiring painters, poets and film-makers for over two millennia. Images range from Roman to Renaissance to 20th century film stars as Vivien Leigh, Elizabeth Taylor and the Carry On team's Amanda Barry. Cleopatra became a screen onto which artists have projected their exotic and erotic fantasies. 

The lecturer, Lucy Hughes-Hallett is not only the author of 'Cleopatra and Heroes' but has also written a novel, 'Peculiar Ground'. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and of the Historical Association. She has reviewed for all the UK's serious newspapers and for Radio 3's 'Night Waves'. She teaches Creative Writing at Arcadia University and at Arvon, creative writing centres.
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