We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, except January and August. Lectures are held at Tenterden Leisure Centre. Announcements are at 10.55am followed by the Lecture at 11am until 12 noon. Coffee is served from 10am to 10.45am. If you are interested in joining The Arts Society Tenterden please contact us. We have no waiting list and are now open applications for new Members.
2021 LECTURES - CURRENTLY ON ZOOM
Please email if you need the Zoom link (it will also be in the latest Newsletter)
For more information about the lectures: https://www.theartssocietytenterden.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx
4 May 2021
The Genius of Beethoven
About the Lecture
Famously, every morning of his adult life, Beethoven measured out exactly 60 coffee beans for his breakfast. A man who is capable of such discipline over a cup of coffee, can surely apply that exactness elsewhere in his life; and in Beethoven’s case, it was applied to his compositions. In fact, the detail found in his music is often so subtle, that most people don’t even know it’s there. The lecture/study day explores Beethoven’s genius as a writer of music, at the same time setting his extraordinary story against the backdrop of 19th century warfare, revolution and dramatic social changes. Beethoven will be 250 years old on 17 December 2020.
About the Lecturer: Peter Medhurst
Peter appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
1 June 2021
Virginia Woolf on Art and Life
6 July 2021
Spirituality in 20th Century Art
7 September 2021
From Biscuits to Blouses: Garibaldi and the British
5 October 2021
2 November 2021
'Lost and found' the story of the missing Caravaggio
7 December 2021
The History and Styling of Christmas
Members may bring two guests to Lectures each year by prior arrangement with the Membership Secretary at least seven days before the Lecture, Tel. 01580 763423. A fee of £7 per guest is payable at the door.
If you are interested in joining The Arts Society Tenterden please contact us. The average wait for membership is about 12 months.
The Arts Society Tenterden was previously called Tenterden Decorative & Fine Arts Society, National Association of Decorative & Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS). The membership voted to change the name to The Arts Society Tenterden in July 2017