Review 2022/23 Season

Our First talk of the season was very well attended.

Dutch Paintings in English Country Houses

Jane Choy – Thurlow gave us an extremely interesting talk on Dutch paintings in English country houses on Wednesday 16th November sponsored by McKillopSmith.
Jane took us on a whistle stop tour from Cornwall to Scotland showing us the National Trust houses , mansions and castles that have 17th century Dutch art, as during that era it was popular for British aristocracy to purchase Dutch paintings. Jane’s knowledge of the home owners and painters was immense and she made the lecture that more interesting by pointing out the nuances of some of the paintings.
The meeting was very well attended by members and guests.


We held our first illustrated talk of the season on October 19th at the Garrison Library.

It was a wonderful evening we had 67 people attend including 7 A level students from Bayside and Westside, despite the competition of the Philharmonic Orchestra playing in St Michael’s Cave.

The subject was The Age of Jazz and Sandie Burnett, a musician and accredited Art Society lecturer, gave us a most interesting and enlightening talk of the birth of jazz in New Orleans. We listened to rare recordings of the first jazz ever to be recorded in the 1920s, and his talk took us to the Second World War with the birth of Swing and the Glen Miller band.
Beautifully presented with wonderful recordings of how jazz evolved throughout the 21st century and everyone there enjoyed an exceptional evening.
A complete change next month with the very knowledgeable Jane Choy-Thurlow telling us about the Prized Possessions of Dutch Art in National Trust Houses.
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