Eccentric Anglican Clerical Characters

Roy Tricker
Birkbeck Room

Thu, 26 Apr 18
14.00 - 15.00

Fully booked.

A lifetime of knowing, befriending and dealing with clergy, and of studying clergy of the past, has taught the speaker that there cannot be anywhere quite like the Church of England for the creation of real eccentrics! The foibles, oddities and often tremendous expertise of these characters are fascinating and can often be hilarious. In this talk we are introduced to just a few of them.

Tate Modern: Picasso 1932 - Love Fame Tragedy

Members Outing

Wed, 16 May 18
8.30am - 6.00pm

Visit the first solo exhibition of Pablo Picasso's work ever to be held at Tate Modern. A month-by-month journey through 1932, Picasso's "year of wonders" with more than 100 outstanding paintings and sculptures - some not shown together since they were created. Cost £35 per person

John Churchill, 1st Duke of Marlborough

Mark Mitchels
Chapters Restaurant

Wed, 20 Jun 18

(Rearranged from March 14)
Tickets £5.00 Members may bring non-member guests to this event.

Theman who gave his queen 'a glorious victory' is considered to be England's finest general. Even the Duke of Wellington acknowledged his supremacy. Mark will tell the story of this charismatic man who began his career in the royal bedrooms!

RHS Gardens, Wisley

Tue, 26 Jun 18
8.30am. - 6.00pm.

Enjoy a day at Wisley - flagship of the Royal Horticultural Society and one of the UK's most visited and best loved gardens, covering 240 acres. Highlights include the Glasshouse, Battleston Hill, the Rock Gardens, and the wonderful water gardens of "Seven Acres". Cost £30 per person

National Gallery: Monet & Architecture

Tue, 24 Jul 18
8.30am. - 6.00pm.

Visit the first Monet-only exhibition in the UK for almost 20 years. Spanning the artist's long career from it's beginnings in the mid-1860's to the public display of his Venice paintings in 1912, the exhibition offers a completely new angle on one of the greatest painters of all time. Cost £35 per person.

Stamford & Deene Park (Northants.)

Wed, 15 Aug 18
8.30 am. - 6.00pm.

Time to explore, and have lunch in, the attractive market town of Stamford before visiting Deene Park, the home of the Brudenell family for over 500 years - including the 7th Earl of Cardigan who led the Charge of the Light Brigade. A guided tour of the house is included, with free time to explore the gardens. Cost £30 per person.


More Experimental Mixed Media

Steve Joyce

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 28 Apr 18
9.30 - 3.30

£28 (Institute members), £33 (non-members) Includes coffee and sandwich lunch.

Another workshop introducing more drawing and painting methods. You need not have attended a previous workshop - if you have, you can build on your experience.
You will explore a wide range of media, working on diverse surfaces to create images with very different characteristics.

Learn how to refine and enhance your skills, and how to exploit the potential and limitations of all kinds of materials. You will be using a wide variety of techniques for drawing and painting and expand your understanding of the materials as you modify, combine and refine methods. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you explore your own picture making using conventional and unexpected materials to create distinctive pictures.

Suitable for all ability levels. A materials list is available and some specialist materials will be provided and included in the cost, with a small stock for further purchase if you wish.

Murillo (1617/18 - 1682)

Catherine Dell

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 05 May 18
9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost: including lunch £17.00 Member, £19.00 Non-member

“Oh, wonderful Spain…this romantic land covered in Moorish ruins and full of Murillo!” Benjamin Disraeli

Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, the last great painter of Spain’s Golden Age, is celebrated both for his expressive religious compositions and for his sympathetic childhood scenes.

This study day, marking the 400th anniversary of his birth, presents an overview of Murillo’s life, work, and legacy. To enhance our understanding, we shall also examine aspects of the artist’s world – political, economic, religious, cultural… largely through the prism of his native city, Seville.
(In connection with the anniversary, there is a small Murillo exhibition at the National Gallery until 21 May.)

Lennie 100

Emeritus Professor Chris Green

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 12 May 18
10am - 3.30pm

£20 (Institute Members £18) includes lunch.
Re-arranged from 3rd March.

A lecture based celebration of the life of Leonard Bernstein (b 1918, died 1990) – Renaissance man and musician extraordinaire.

This study day will explore Bernstein as a composer for the concert hall, as a writer of theatre works, as a conductor, as a pianist and as a communicator.

Printmaking: An Introduction to Dry Point and Collograph

Amy Drayson

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 02 Jun 18
10.00am - 3.30pm

Cost (including lunch): £29.00 Member,
£34.00 Non-member

An opportunity to try intaglio printmaking using collography and dry point techniques. We will use dry point plastic and card to make and print small linear drawings. We will make simple collographs using collage related techniques to create small textured blocks that we can print from. The workshop is suitable for beginners and anyone who would like to try these accessible and immediate forms of printmaking.
Please bring ideas to work from, an apron and rubber gloves. Please bring your own craft knife and cutting mat if you have them, or they can be supplied by the tutor. All other materials and equipment are supplied and included in the cost.

Painter's Day - Watercolour Workshop

Steve Joyce

Birkbeck Room

Sat, 16 Jun 18
9.30am - 3.30pm

Cost (including lunch) £26.00 Member, £31.00 Non-member

This workshop will focus on the absolute essentials of working with watercolours. All the basics will be covered and a few useful tricks explored too. You will learn how to apply, modify, agitate and manipulate the watercolour media to create images with different characteristics, and learn how to refine and enhance your skills.
No previous experience is required, but for those with some experience it will be a comprehensive exploration of the key techniques to build on what you may already know. Demonstrations and prepared examples will introduce the methods and media and open tasks will help you focus on and explore your own interests.
Suitable for all ability levels. Please ask for the materials list. Some specialist materials will be provided by the tutor and included in the cost.

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