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Welcome to The Arts Society Henley

                                                        The Arts Society, Henley. October 2020

The Chairman and Committee of The Arts Society, Henley are committed to offer every one of our members an exciting selection of Lectures, Special Interest Days and Day Visits throughout the rest of the year, for all to enjoy.  As we cannot meet face to face for the time being, we shall bring them to you through the magic of Zoom, with wonderful live Lectures and Special Interest Days with a live lecture and live questions to follow. A variety of fascinating Day Visits will be hosted by the most outstanding guides, hand picked and recommended by other Societies. 

Our Programme of Events for the Rest of 2020

 

Thursday 8th October at 10.30am and 4.30pm - Virtual Walk

From Bangladesh to Banksy - The Story of London's New East End,

hosted by Pepe Martinez

                             Thursday 15th October at 10.30am - Virtual Lecture

All The Lonely People: The Work of American Realist Edward Hopper

by Stella Grace Lyons

 

Thursday 15th October at 2.30pm - Virtual Lecture

The World's Most Expensive Art - Where Leonardo Meets Picasso,

by Ian Swankie

 

Wednesday 4th November at 10.30am - Virtual AGM and Lecture 

Antiques Undressed,

by Mark Hill

 

Tuesday 10 November - Special Interest Day - Three Virtual Talks

Lawrence of Arabia,

by Neil Faulkner

 

Thursday 12 November - Virtual Walk

Soho, the Last 150 Years,

by Pepe Martinez

Thursday 19th November - Virtual Lecture

Brueghel's Winter Scenes,

by Amy Orrock

 

Thursday 17 December - Virtual Lecture 

A Brief History of Wine,

by David Wright

                                         An email will be sent to you the day before
                                                each virtual event with a link to it.

 

For those of you who feel unfamiliar or are unclear about using Zoom, Monnik (Secretary) is happy to guide you through a pre-meeting trial. Please contact her directly on 07505  778 405 or via her email (click here) to arrange this.  Please don't forget to add your name to the email.    

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"THE ARTS SOCIETY IS A COMMUNITY THAT WANTS MORE PEOPLE TO ENGAGE, TO APPRECIATE AND ABOVE ALL TO ENJOY THE ARTS AND DISCOVER HOW THEY ENRICH OUR LIVES”     JULIE GOLDSMITH, NATIONAL CHAIRMAN OF THE ARTS SOCIETY.

 

Background

The Arts Society Henley (formerly Henley Decorative & Fine Arts Society) was founded in 1976 by Francoise White, with our first lecture in January 1977.  The membership grew rapidly and now stands at about 626. 

The Arts Society Henley is one of over 385 societies throughout the UK, in mainland Europe and New Zealand as well as 35 societies in Australia as part of the Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Society (ADFAS) with a combined membership of over 98,000 worldwide. 

Our lectures are held in the Ballroom at Phyllis Court Club in Henley.  We have a morning lecture starting at 10:45 and the same lecture at 14:15 on the third Thursday of the month, except July, August and December.  There are 10 lectures each year with two in April, one being at the AGM. 

We also have three Special Interest Days where we embrace a subject in greater depth.  Four day visits are arranged each year to exhibitions, houses, museums and many other places of interest.  Every spring we have a short holiday in the British Isles and each autumn a holiday abroad, accompanied by expert guides.

Do email your news, views and photographs to Ginnie Johnston (Website and Newsletter), at henley@theartssociety.org. We look forward to hearing from you.

To find out more about The Arts Society, its structure and history visit theartssociety.org website.

To find out more about becoming a member of The Arts Society Henley, please go to Join Us.

 

 

Registered Charity No. 289323                                  Photograph of Henley above by kind permission of photographer Tim Hodges ARPS