I hope that you will be able to attend our next lecture on the 29th March when Douglas Skeggs will be talking to us about David Hockney, a very talented artist who has never stood still and who is also a draughtsman, photographer and stage designer. He turns 80 in July but is still working. Many of us will have seen his current exhibition at Tate Britain or are planning to see it before it closes on the 29th May and this lecture will, I am sure, enhance the experience. After our lecture, others may be tempted to visit it too!
Visitors to this lecture will be asked to make a donation in the usual way.
Interest has been expressed in taking over from Lesley as our Society’s secretary. However as this has not yet been confirmed, if you are interested in finding out more about it, please contact Lesley or myself. As was mentioned at our recent coffee morning, being a member of the committee is an excellent way of meeting other members and previous secretarial experience is not essential.
Felicity Furber (Chairman)
Future Short Breaks
Autumn 2018 – September 21st – 25th 2018. Yorkshire.
25 members will be travelling to the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate, and will be visiting Newby Hall, Harewood House, York and the Minster, Hardwick Hall, Fountains Abbey, Temple Newsam and, of course, Betty’s tea rooms!
Spring 2019 – May 2nd – 7th 2019. The Art and History of Berlin.
40 members will be flying from Luton and staying in the central 4 star Berlin Hotel.
We will focus especially on the abundant art and history of the city but will also be visiting Potsdam. There we will see the delightful Sanssouci Palace and the Cecilienhof Palace, the venue of the Potsdam Conference between the victorious Allies in 1945. In Berlin itself there will be visit to the Reichstag, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, the Berlin Wall and the famous East Side Gallery. There will be private time to enjoy other things – perhaps a cruise on the river Spree or, by contrast, a trip to the Topographie des Terrors, the Third Reich SS headquarters.
We will be visiting Kulturforum where we will have a guided tour of the Gemaldegalerie, housing one of the finest collections of European art. We finish by seeing the largest collection of French 18th century paintings outside France at the Charlottenburg Palace.
Autumn 2019 – Ireland
This will probably be a two centre break in Dublin and Cork.
Spring 2020 – Rome