Hush of Winter

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Monday 21 December 2020

Christmas Celebration

Impressionist Snow Paintings

Julian Halsby


I really enjoyed Julian’s lecture. Thank you so much for letting me join in.

Thank you so much for a most enjoyable talk I learned so much about tonal painting which will help me to think and appreciate paintings in the future

Thank you Nicole, most enjoyable.

Thank you for opening your lecture to other societies, we really enjoyed it and it uplifted the darkest day of the year.

That was a fascinating, informative and beautiful lecture by Julian. Thank you very much for allowing us ‘outsiders’ to join you ! Very generous.

What an excellent lecture Julian gave yesterday on snow paintings, I thoroughly enjoyed it, thank you!

I enjoyed it very much.

Thank you so much for inviting us at Wimborne TAS to join you for Julian’s lecture, which I thought was excellent and the paintings were beautiful. We are so grateful.

Thoroughly enjoyed the talk with so many paintings I was unfamiliar with. Thank you for letting me join in Sherborne. Happy Christmas!

Many thanks we really enjoyed Julian’s lecture.

Thank you so much for this. It was both fascinating, and a complete and very welcome distraction!

Enjoyed the lecture very much. Thank you and your arts society.

The Wayfarer

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Wednesday 2 December 2020

Dickins: the Man and his Life through his Characters

Bertie Pearce


“I very much enjoyed the talk yesterday and would very much like to watch it again”

“I enjoyed the lecture yesterday. I used to pass Dickens’ birthplace on the bus on my way to school in Southsea every day…so the lecture brought back happy memories”

“I attended the lecture yesterday and so enjoyed it I would like to watch it again. Am re-reading A Christmas Carol already.”

“Saw the lecture live and enjoyed it enormously.”

“I watched the lecture on my computer thank you. It was very good.”

“Thank you for your email offering an alternative lecture for the Dickens Talk. We both watched and enjoyed it.”

“Saw it yesterday via Zoom…and very interesting it was too…well done to whoever chose this one and thank you very much.”

“I would like to receive a copy of yesterday’s superb lecture.”

“I enjoyed that so much…He was interesting and entertaining”.

“Another excellent lecture.So lovely to have a lecture on Dickens – one of my favourite 19th century authors. Bertie Pearce has a very engaging delivery and is a brilliant lecturer. Many thanks again and to all the committee.”

The Ambassadors

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Wednesday 4 November 2020

Art: A Detective Story

Decoding Symbols in Paintings

Lydia Bauman

The rich tradition of symbols, emblems and allegories used by artists through the ages to tell us more than just meets the eye


“Thank you so much for that fascinating lecture. I did so enjoy it”

“Very good Zoom Lecture – much enjoyed – thank you”

“That was a brilliant lecture! Really excellent.”

Afsfar rug

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Wednesday 7 October 2020

Adventures among the Nomadic Tribes of Iran and Afganistan

Searching for the Woven Art of the Nomads

Brian MacDonald

The woven art of the nomads as they moved over the lands they have travelled for generations


I thought both lectures were very good and I am looking forward to the next one

The lecture itself was excellent and, as it happened, worth waiting for!

I thoroughly enjoyed it and it makes such a difference to have plenty of slides moving quite quickly, as the lecture on zoom then seems to flow better

Thought it was excellent – what a fascinating adventure!

Worth waiting for. Really good.

That lecture yesterday was utterly amazing and fascinating.

It was a super lecture which I could listen to , and watch, all over again. Apart from being very interesting, it was done so well with some of the most delightful, colourful, pictures to illustrate it. I could definitely listen to such a good speaker again

Thank you, both John and I enjoyed the lecture very much

It was a brilliant lecture and well worth waiting for

Monet - Giverny

Wednesday 2 September 2020

Mad Enchantment

Claude Monet and the Painting of the Water Lillies

Ross King

An examination of the personal and aesthetic motivations behind Monet’s immense canvases and their legacy in twentieth-century art.