Poole Pottery plate

Meetings are held in Canford Cliffs Village Hall, at the junction of Ravine and Moorfields Roads, Poole at 2.15pm. (Map)

The January meeting includes the AGM and starts at 2.00pm.

We regret we are unable to admit guests this year because of seating restrictions in the lecture hall,.
It is hoped to start lectures in the Village Hall in January 2021
2021 cont

Friday 16th April
Highlights of the Russell-Cotes Museum and Gallery.

We discover the eclectic collection and awesome seaside home of Sir Merton and Lady Russell-Cotes, situated on the East Cliff of Bournemouth. Funded by their ownership of the Royal Bath Hotel and astute art dealing from their world travels, we explore the extent and exceptional range of their collection.
James Taylor

Friday 21st May
Great Railway Stations - Evoking the Spirit of Romance and Adventure.

Our lecturer will take us on a journey around some of the most evocative and splendid stations in the world, not only looking at the architecture and engineering, but also at the numerous art works within the stations; also examining many depictions of stations in art, from Claude Monet to William Powell Frith.
Ian Swankie

Friday 18th June
George Chinnery: The Greatest Artist of British India and theFar East.

This talk coversthe larger than life character of George Chinnery and his portraits of many of the leading figures of the East India Company. Key figures of William Dalrymple's 'White Mughals' as well as his most beautiful scenes of everyday life and landscapes in India are described in detail.
Clive Stewart Lockhart

Friday 15th January
AGM 2.00pm

Followed by:
A Brief History of Wine. Wine has been part of our global society for over 7,000 years and this lecture tells of its origins and appearance in all societies across the Mediterranean and through Europe. Drawings, paintings, engravings, buildings, pottery and wine labels contribute to the story.
David Wright

Friday 19th February
Private Palace of Art: Frederick Leighton's Studio House.

Frederick Leighton's Studio House (now Leighton House Museum) is one of the most remarkable buildings of the 19th Century. This lecture explores Leighton's motivation in lavishing such attention on the construction of his home and how it came to embody the idea of how a great artist should live.
Daniel Robbins

Friday 19th March
A Day in the Life of a Picture Restorer: The Conservation & Restoration of Easel Paintings.
This lecture discusses the nature of oil painting materials from the Middle Ages to the present day and common problems with the ageing and deterioration of easel paintings. Hints and advice on the general care of paintings in homes is given in liberal doses throughout!
Sarah Cove