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.
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For more information about the lectures: https://www.theartssocietytenterden.org.uk/Lectures/FutureLectures.aspx
7 September 2021 - ZOOM LECTURE
From Biscuits to Blouses: Garibaldi and the British
About the Lecture:
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807–1882) was one of the leading figures in the fight for the unification of Italy during the nineteenth century. During his lifetime he attracted almost fanatical devotion. He was a romantic and heroic figure who captured the imagination of Italians but also of the British. His interest to the British prompted a fashion for everything from Staffordshire figurines, biscuits and blouses to the famous red shirts that became symbols of the Risorgimento and Italy's fight for freedom. This fascination on the part of the British culminated in a triumphant visit in 1864 when over 500,000 Londoners turned out to see him in Trafalgar Square. This lecture looks at the amazing life of Garibaldi through the art of the Risorgimento and uses paintings, documents, newspaper accounts and the many representations of him in popular British culture to trace the reasons for his popularity in this country. It looks at the many links he had with Britain and how he fits into the contemporary artistic fashions of the period.
About our Lecturer: Christopher Garibaldi
Independent Researcher. 2010–2019 Director of Palace House, Newmarket (National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art: www.palacehousenewmarket.co.uk). 2008–2010 Co-Director of the Attingham Summer School for the Study of Historic Houses and Collections. 1998–2003 Senior Curator & Assistant Keeper of Art (Decorative Art) at Norwich Castle Museum: co-curator of Flower Power – The Meaning of Flowers in Art and Eat, Drink and Be Merry, the British at Table 1600 to 2000. 1994–1997 Catalogued the silver in the Royal Collection at Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle and other royal residences.
From October we are planning to meet in person and in addition we are hoping to provide a live stream for those who prefer to view at home.
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