The Arts Society
Royal Leamington Spa

Lecture Programme  2018-2019

The programme for this year covers a wide range of topics with references to exhibitions, significant anniversaries and a famous artist born and brought up in Leamington.

The first lecture (Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera) is linked to the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the V and A (ends November 4th 2018)

Justine Hopkins returns in November to talk about the sculptor Barbara Hepworth and her assistant Terry Frost (born and grew up in Leamington) before he became a renowned painter.

The lectures in spring include Suffragism (1919 is the anniversary of the first woman elected to Parliament), and The Horse.

All lectures will be given by lecturers accredited to The Arts Society.

Lectures are given in the Avon Hall at the Royal Spa Centre, Leamington Spa, (www.warwickdc.gov.uk).

Lectures are usually held on the first Wednesday of the month from September through to July, but there are no  lectures in December or January.

Members are welcome to bring guests, but the same guest may attend only two lectures each year. Guests are asked to sign the Visitors’ Book upon arrival.  Donations from guests are welcome.

Lectures start at 11.00 am for Morning members and 2.00 pm for Afternoon members. Members should be in their seats by 10.55 am and 1.55 pm as there are generally some announcements before the lecture. Sessions usually finish by 12.15 pm and 3.15 pm.

Refreshments are available from 10.00 am for Morning members and from 1.00 pm for Afternoon members. There is only one lecture on the 3rd July 2019, and that will be at 2:15pm, after our AGM at 1:30pm.

Members must register on arrival by showing their programme card to the committee member on the door as they enter.

If you wish to use the hearing loop facility, please collect a headset from reception.

For details of reading lists for these lectures please contact 

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