COVID 19 NEWS

1st May 2020

An Update on what the Publicity and Programme Group have been doing

Dear All – Unusual times

All Arts Society activities have been suspended on both a National and local level and there is much uncertainty about when or how normal service will resume. Rest assured your committee at the Arts Society Teme Valley is still working behind the scenes preparing a programme for the next year in the certain hope we can all meet again sometime before the end of 2020.  We have already booked lectures by: Sandy Burnett on Beethoven at 250; Christopher de Hamel on Duc de Berry; Anne Anderson on How we got to IKEA and Bertie Pearce on Wonder Workers and the Art of Illusion.  We will be booking further lecturers shortly.

Many of the committee have been following with interest the exciting opportunities provided by the Arts Society website.  If you haven’t logged onto this please do -  https://theartssociety.org/  and connected.theartssociety.org where there is an excellent series of short lectures which so far have included Jacqueline Cockburn on Las Meninas and Sarah Dunant on Venice, Dressed and Undressed. Future lectures include:

Mark Hill:                         5 May

 

Nicola Moorby:             19 May

 

Marc Allum:                    2 June 

 

Rebecca Hossack:        16 June 

 

Sandy Burnett:               30 June

We have also been enjoying the BBC series on Museums in quarantine.  

In addition, courtesy of the West Mercia Arts Society website, you will find below is a list of cultural websites that may be of interest to you during this time of self-isolation. Click on each name to access the site.

1. The Arts Society Connected

 

2. Acropolis, Athens

 

3. Bill Nighy does the Courtauld

 

4. Buckingham Palace 

 

5. Colosseum, Rome

 

6. Cranach: Artist and Innovator at Compton Verney, Warwickshire

 

7. Eiffel Tower, Paris

 

8. Giotto's Arena Chapel, Padua

 

9. Jan van Eyck's portraits and altarpieces

 

10. La Musee du Louvre

 

11. National Theatre weekly plays

 

13. On Being Present, Uffizi, Florence

 

14. Opera every day from the Met

 

15. Petra, Jordan

 

16. Pyramids of Giza, Egypt

 

17. Royal Opera house performances

 

18. Sainte-Chappelle, Paris

 

19. Sistine chapel and Vatican Museums

 

20. Solomon R Guggenheim Museum, New York

 

21. The Metropolitan Museum of Art 

 

22. The National Gallery

 

23. Titian, Love, Desire and Death at the National Gallery

 

24. Victoria and Albert Museum

In addition you can sign up to the Arts Society Newsletter.  We hope you find all this useful and helps pass this interminable hiatus in our lives. If you have heard of or found other interesting offerings please let us know by email or by sending the information to our website manager Geoff Neden (gneden@googlemail.com) who will post it for you.  Stay well, stay in touch with the Arts and let us celebrate a new year of our Arts Society soon.

Caroline Jamison, Co-Programme Secretary