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Special Interest Days

Hogarth: Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China: Hogarth’s Pots Wednesday 30th November 2022 (Booking Thursday 15 September) at Phyllis Court

Lecturer: Lars Tharp


Hogarth: Harlots, Rakes and Crashing China: Hogarth’s Pots
 
European society and culture changed dramatically in the mid-18th century. This was an age of opportunity and change, enlightenment and innovation, but also materialism, exploitation and injustice. In an affluent, cosmopolitan Europe, the seeds of modern empire, revolution and global war were being sown.
 
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Post-Impressionist Art Thursday 2nd March 2023 at The Henley Rugby Club (Booking Thursday 19th January 2023)

Lecturer: Dr Caroline Levisse


Post-Impressionist Art

During the 1860s and 1870s, the Impressionists challenged the artistic establishment and its rules, forever changing painting. By the mid-1880s, when Impressionism finally enjoyed some success with the public and collectors, other artists were ready to push painting further. Among them, Seurat, Cézanne, van Gogh and Gauguin.

A Sunday on La Grande Jatte, Georges Seurat, 1884

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The Golden Age of English Music  (1563-c1640) Tuesday 20th June 2023 (Booking Thursday 20th April 2023) At St. Mary the Virgin Church, Hart Street, Henley

Lecturer: Peter Medhurst


The Golden Age of English Music (1563-c1640)

The reigns of Elizabeth I and James I of England are jointly regarded as one of the great moments in English music, when composers such as William Byrd, T

Photography as Fine Art Wednesday 22nd November 2023 at The Henley Rugby Club (Booking Thursday 21st September 2023)

Lecturer: Brian Stater


Photography as Fine Art

We will look first at how the work of great photographers can be measured against the key genres of painting in Portraiture, Landscape and Narrative.

TASH Special Interest Days Booking Arrangements

Members have the chance to experience a topic in some depth during a Special Interest Day. The subject might be one in which you already have an interest or one which just catches your eye as potentially interesting. The smaller group, with refreshments and lunch provided, gives an opportunity for relaxed socialising and discussion. 
 
Special Interest Days are currently being offered in a hybrid version at Phyllis Court and simultaneously transmitted live on the day via You Tube with one easy link (sorry, no recording will be available). This will accommodate those members who are still reluctant to gather in person and will eliminate a problem we have sometimes had of these events being oversubscribed.
 

At present members are able to book online or at the lecture two months before the Special Interest Day.  Details of how to book come with the newsletter that same month. The charge for these Special Interest days reflects the cost of the lecturer and either the venue and refreshments/lunch or the online technician’s fee. Please note that bookings are not valid until payment has been received.

Cancellation: We regret that payment will only be refunded if the event is fully booked and the place is taken by another member on the waiting list.
 
Diana Jones is the Committee member responsible for Special Interest Days.
Telephone: 07799 661459 or 0118 947 8762 
 Email:        diana.jones@btinternet.com