Review 2020/21 Season

Our second talk of our 2020/2021 season was on famous railway stations and was held on November 18th. 

Where there is a will there is a way!

Our lecture last Wednesday with our speaker Ian Swankie telling us all about famous railway stations in the UK and around the world was a tremendous success.
I have so many people to thank for making this occasion so successful, anything you need to do that is not the normal can produce problems, we just have to accept that we have to do things a different way for the time being and make the best of it.
Firstly my thanks go to Jennifer and her staff at the Garrison Library for allowing us to hold our meeting of 16 members last Wednesday, observing social distancing regulations it is a treat for like minded people to gather together. It is so important for us to keep the pleasure and education of Art alive.
My thanks to David Bowerman from de la frontera Art Society for hosting our Zoom meeting, so that members who could not join us at the Library to watch the Zoom on the big screen could watch in the comfort of their homes. This takes quite a bit of organising, we are very grateful to David and to our lecturer Ian, for providing a first class lecture.
Our small group of 16 then went for a meal at the nearby Moroccan restaurant, and a very pleasurable evening was had by all.
I would like to remind you all that we will be celebrating our 10th Anniversary on Friday 27th, so please raise your glasses to toast us to another ten successful years.
We plan to hold our next lecture on December 9th in the same manner, those who wish to join us at the Library please book via janehart46@hotmail.com or WhatsApp 56001830.
The lecture given by Ian Cockburn is entitled The material culture of Al-Andalus, a subject I know will be of most interest. This lecture is sponsored by Church and Co, to whom we are most extremely thankful.
Our lecture on Wednesday 21st October was an absolute first. Deborah Jenner who lives in Paris and flew into Malaga the day before our lecture  spoke to us on the life and works of Georgia O’Keffee, an iconic American woman who paved the way for female artists. 
 
For a first we held the lecture in the Holy Trinity Cathedral so we could safely socially distance. Our very grateful thanks to Dean Ian Tennant for the use of the Cathedral and his patience and help with technical problems.
 
For the first time we held two lectures in one day as we were only allowed 20 people in one meeting we gave 40 members the chance to see the lecture.
 
Another first was that we held a Zoom meeting at our first meeting of the day so the members of our sister society De la Frontera could see the lecture live as they were unable to host a live meeting.
 
Everyone who attended the meeting in Gibraltar enjoyed the pleasure of being in a live lecture, so refreshing after months of just watching a television screen. The zoom was also enjoyed by those who watched it, so all in all it was successful.
 
I feel it so important that we keep our society alive during these difficult times, Art is such an important part of our lives. So we shall continue to work positively to actually bring our speakers to Gibraltar to perform live, the pleasure of gathering with like minded people to enjoy the arts is without parallel. We obviously will always comply with our health advice and restrictions.
 
Our November lecturer does not wish to travel by air from UK and we understand and respect his wishes, so we will Zoom this talk, but also show the zoom on a big screen at the Garrison Library for the allowed 16 people, so those who wish can enjoy the lecture with like minded individuals.
 
The Zoom streamed lectures will only be available to paid up members.