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FORTHCOMING LECTURES

Please note that most lectures in the season will be accompanied by some form of illustration (computer generated or slides) and will be held in the Main Hall of Bourne Hall unless stated otherwise on the notice board.

All lectures will commence at 7.45pm at a cost of £5 per ticket.

NOTE : If the Bourne Hall car park is full on Lecture evenings just proceed out of the car park and, on the right, there is additional car parking at the Health Centre.  There is a charge of 40 pence in the Bourne Hall car park

Wednesday 21st February 2018

Lecture : John Singer Sargent: 'Madame X' to Henry James and Ightham Mote – Philip Stott

In 1889/90, the renowned American artist, John Singer Sargent, painted one of his most powerful works at the late-medieval manor of Ightham Mote in Kent.  His portrait of Miss Elsie Palmer, eldest daughter of an American family living at the Mote, depicts her as an icon of the Aesthetic Movement.  In this talk, we shall explore how Sargent came to be at the Mote, then a centre for the Aesthetic Movement; the meaning behind the portrait;  the later lives of Sargent and Elsie; and the importance of a second work completed by Sargent while at the Mote, ‘The Game of Bowls, Ightham Mote, Kent’.

Wednesday 21st March 2018

Lecture : Hampton Court – Ian Franklin

Ian is a Hampton Court Warder and will be giving a “Behind the Scenes” talk about Hampton Court Palace.