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Monday 24 February, 11.30am at Norden Farm

 This month's lecture is entitled 'The Great Twelve:
The Senior Livery Companies of the City of London'

Fenella Bilingham will tell us about the medieval origins of the Livery Companies and their role in modern society. Some Companies maintain fine Livery Halls with historical and art treasures. They support charitable causes and pay an important role in education. Only Liverymen and Liverywomen may elect the Lord Mayor and Sherriffs of London. 

Fenella Billingham, this month's lecturer, has an MA in Art History from Manchester University. As a Liverywoman of the Worshipful Company of Skinners in London, she took the history of the Company and its art treasures as the subject for her master's thesis. She is a tour guide and a freelance speaker for the Arts Society, The Art Fund and the National Trust. 


Special Interest Day - Monday 27 April

'Can Art Change the world? Art with Something to Say'

by Valerie Woodgate 

Our Special Interest Day will focus on artists who have used their art to communicate ideas, opinions and fears about their world and, in doing so, have told us a great deal about the period in which the works of art have been created. Artists as varied as Goya, Manet, Chagall, Picasso, Grayson Perry, Ai Weiwei and many others created powerful, exciting, moving and sometimes disturbing works of art dealing with a variety of political and social concerns. 
The day will have three lectures - 
* Lecture 1 - 10.00am - Sermons and sayings, and the many faces of poverty and racism 
* Lecture 2 - 11.30am War and propaganda 
* Soup & Sandwich Lunch - 12.30pm - included 
* Lecture 3 - 1.30pm - The Cold War and the Nuclear Age, the environment, gender politics 

Valerie Woodgate is an experienced Arts Society lecturer, who delivered the lecture on Salvador Dali last season. She is also a lecturer at Tate Modern and Tate Britain, and a former member of the teaching team at the Dulwich Picture Gallery.  
Tickets for the day will be on sale on Monday, £40. 
Please bring cash or a cheque for payment. 

Limited number of places available - first come, first served. 


Are you interested in a holiday in Split, Croatia? 

The Arts Society Gerrards Cross has some spaces on its tour to Split and its surroundings, 'The Best of the Croatian Coast', 12-17 October 2020 and have invited us to share information about the proposed trip with our members. 
The cost per person is £1170 (Single Room Supplement £115) which 
includes flights, hotel, some meals and all itinerary excursions and entrances. Nirvana Romell, who is Croatian, an Arts Society lecturer and an experienced leader on holidays to the Balkans, is accompanying the group. 
If you are interested in going on the tour, click the button below for further details or speak to a Committee member at Monday's lecture. 
Tour details
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