The Arts Society Tenterden Lectures

Tenterden, Kent TN30 6AT
United Kingdom

Event Dates and Times
Tuesday December 7, 2021
11:00 AM
Tuesday February 1, 2022
11:00 AM
Tuesday March 1, 2022
11:00 AM
Tuesday April 5, 2022
11:00 AM
Tuesday May 3, 2022
11:00 AM

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, except January and August.  Announcements are at 10.55am followed by the Lecture at 11am until 12 noon. If you are interested in joining The Arts Society Tenterden please contact us. We are starting a 3-month trial to use St Mildred's Church in Tenterden rather than the Leisure Centre

Please email if you need the Zoom link (it will also be in the latest Newsletter)
For more information about the lectures:

7 December 2021 - St Mildred's Church & Zoom online
The History and Styling of Christmas, lecturer Anthony Rayworth
About the Lecture:
An inspirational Festive tour of the best-dressed Christmas interiors from around the world from sleek apartments to log cabins and country farmhouses.
- Discover the origins of Tinsel.
- How did ‘Fairy Lights’ get their name?
- Find out who invented Christmas Baubles?
- Access useful information such as ‘how to layer your Christmas decorations’ provided by leading Christmas decorating professionals, which will allow you to ‘create the look’ both inside and outside your home.
About our Lecturer:
Anthony Rayworth holds a Master of Design Degree from the Royal College of Art, London and has over 30 years of international experience in interior design and garden design education, decorative arts management and design practice.
He is a Freeman of the City of London, Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Furniture Makers, an Educator Member of the British Institute of Interior Design, a Member of the European Academy of Design and an Educator Member of the Society of Garden Designers. He is also an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society with extensive experience in lecturing and speaking to a broad range of audiences.
January 2022 - no meeting 
Tuesday 01 February 2022 
Modern Art comes to Scotland: “Glasgow Boys and the Scottish Colourists” Anne Anderson
About the Lecture:
Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists: Modern painting comes to Scotland c. 1880-1930. 
During the 1880s the city of Glasgow emerged as a major cultural centre rivalling the nation’s capital, Edinburgh. New money and a determination to support modern art provided great opportunities for a generation of up-and-coming artists. Now known as the Glasgow Boys this group included James Guthrie, Atkinson Hornel, George Henry, and the Irish Glasgow Boy, John Lavery. Influenced by Japan, and the French Impressionists and Naturalists, they brought a breath of fresh air to Glasgow. They adopted en plein air painting and escaped to the countryside to paint scenes of rural life. They paved the way for ‘The Colourists’- Samuel Peploe, John Duncan Ferguson, George Leslie Hunter and Francis Cadell. They also looked to France, especially Matisse and the bright colours of the Fauves, taking Scottish painting into the modern era.
About the lecturer:
Prof. Anne Anderson BA PhD FSA, Hon. Associate Professor, Exeter University
From 1993-2007 Anne was a senior lecturer on the Fine Arts Valuation degree courses at Southampton Solent University, where she specialized in the Aesthetic Movement, Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Modernism. She has published books on Art Deco teapots, Edward Burne-Jones, and Art Nouveau Architecture. Anne has also curated four national exhibitions, mostly recently Beyond the Brotherhood The Pre-Raphaelite Legacy. Fellowships held include the Huntington Library, CA and the American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, MA. Anne undertook lecture tours of Australia in 2000, 2006, 2009, 2018 and has lectured on Swan Hellenic Minerva, the Spirit of Adventure, Fred Olsen’s Balmoral, and most recently Hebridean Princess.  
Tuesday 01 March 2022
Golden Age of Dutch Painting 1600-1800, Clare Ford-Wille
About the lecture:
THE GOLDEN AGE OF DUTCH PAINTING 1600-1700. This was a rich and varied century during which a host of Dutch painters, such as Rembrandt and Frans Hals, pushed portraiture to new heights of characterisation and emotional intensity, while Jan van Goyen and Jacob van Ruisdael explored Dutch skies and atmosphere in their landscape paintings. Still life and scenes of everyday life emerge as subjects in their own right, culminating in the magnificent flower pieces of Rachel Ruysch and de Heem, or the exuberant interiors of Judith Leyster and the serene domestic settings of Vermeer.
About the lecturer:
Clare Ford-Ville
An associate lecturer at Birkbeck College, University of London, with many other regular commitments for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Artscapades, the Wallace Collection, the Arts Societies and Morley College. Each Spring and Summer I take study tours to Europe including the Netherlands. 
Tuesday 05 April 2022 "Wonderful Things" Tutankhamun's tomb and treasure, Lucia Gahlin
About the lecture:
The discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb by Howard Carter in 1922 was arguably the greatest archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. The name of this boy-king conjures up wonderful imagery and mysterious tales of the pharaohs. This lecture will explore this unusual tomb and its iconic treasures and examine the design and decoration of the most famous tomb in the Valley of the Kings. Lucia will discuss Carter’s discovery of the tomb, and explore what happened to the incredible wealth of funerary goods found inside and survey these fabulous treasures, from Tutankhamun’s golden shrines to his ornate board games.
About the lecturer: Lucia Gahlin
Egyptologist who works in museums and on excavations in Egypt, but mostly lectures. Honorary Research Associate at University College London’s Institute of Archaeology. Has taught Egyptology at several UK universities. Works at the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology in London 
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
The Arts Society Tenterden
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Tenterden Kent TN30
United Kingdom
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