Previous Days of Special Interest
Making Art from Destruction: The Cultural History of War and Heroism – November 2019
On Friday 1st November 2019, Dr. Max Jones, Senior lecturer in modern history at the University of Manchester, delivered a fascinating day’s lecture.
He explored the changing ways that artists have interpreted war and heroism over the last three centuries.
Attention focused on commanders through the eighteen and nineteenth centuries – as sculptors and painters raised hosts of Admirals and Generals onto pedestals.
He explored how artists developed new strategies to represent loss and honour the dead of the war.
Max was very entertaining and fun.
How to look at paintings – March 2019
On Friday 15th March 2019, we hosted a Day of Special Interest at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, near Warwick CV35 7QT.
The speaker was Stella Grace Lyons and the subject, “How to Look at Paintings: Unlocking hidden meanings in Art”.
The lecture was an excellent introduction on how to look at art. Stella delivered the whole day with enthusiasm and fun.
Image supplied by the speaker
Chatsworth House – October 2018
On Friday 12th October 2018, we hosted a Day of Special Interest at The Warwickshire Golf & Country Club, Leek Wootton, near Warwick CV35 7QT.
The speaker was Simon Seligman who has spent almost thirty years working in the arts, heritage, tourism and communication.
The subject was Chatsworth House, an historical overview of the evolution of the House and collections, and the garden. After lunch, a focus on the life and times of Deborah Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, the youngest and last surviving of the six Mitford sisters, who were prominent members of English society in the 1930s and 1940s.
Image out of copyright. Taken from Morris, F. O.: “Picturesque Views of Seats of the Noblemen and Gentlemen of Great Britain and Ireland” (1870)