The Arts Society Rutland
Programme for 2018 URGENT UPDATE Our lecture on Thursday, 13th December, "Deck The Halls" by David Bostwick will be held at The Glatman Theatre, Uppingham School, and NOT at the Rockingham Hotel. The theatre will be open from 10.15am so you will have plenty of time before the lecture at 10.55am to enjoy coffee and mince pies at a charge of £3. Heather, our Vice-Chairman, will be in charge of collecting money. There will be a raffle for a signed copy of Anne Sebba's book, tickets £1 each, to help defray expenses. Uppingham School has requested that our members use the Leicester Road car park.   Your Committee has endeavoured to let all members know about this change but it would be helpful if everyone could spread the word. Thursday 13th December 2018 'Deck the Halls' David Bostwick BA ( Hons) MA  PhD ALA AMA Christmas, as a time of celebrations, has a very long pedigree. The great midwinter festival, known to the Romans as Saturnalia, is still greeted with feasting and drinking throughout the 12 days of Christmas. Wassail bowls and bobs, boars’ heads stuck with apples, carolling, mumming, riotous games in hall – all presided over by the Lord of Misrule. Twelfth Night signalled an end to the merry anarchy with great pies and rich fruit cakes concealing a bean and a pea. Using contemporary illustrations, this lecture explores the sources and significance of these ancient customs and traditions. History of the Lord of Misrule The Lord of Misrule by Ian Norbury, Woodsculptor This is the last lecture of the current membership year. Please ensure your renewal of membership is sent in in December.  There is a waiting list for membership so if you are not going to renew please let the Membership Secretary, Ann Lees know asap.  Thanks. Programme for 2019 January 17, 2019 Jennifer Toynbee-Holmes Whistler, Wilde and Sargent - The Talent in Time Street February 21, 2019 Rupert Willoughby Threads of History:   The World of The Bayeux Tapestry March 21, 2019 Barbara Askew Victoria and Albert: Art and Love April 18, 2019 Andrew Prince Jewelled Journeys:  The Art of Opulent Travel Details May 16, 2019 Jonathan Foyle Cathedrals with Particular Mention of Peterborough and Lincoln June 20, 2019 Lucrezia Walker Whistler vs Ruskin: When Two Tribes Go To War September 19, 2019 Catherine Wallace: Under the Open Sky: Newlyn, Falmouth and Lamorna Artisis 1880 - 1940 October 17, 2019 Dr. Graham Griffiths Musical Adventures in Russia:   In Search of The Snow-Maiden Leokadiya Kashperova November 21, 2019 Charles Hajdamach Flowers of The Fields:  The World of Paperweights December 19, 2019 Claire Walsh The Christmas Tree:  From Forest Fir to Festive Feature Programme Secretary Arts Society Rutland kathyrobinson99@gmail.com
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Programme for 2018 URGENT UPDATE Our lecture on Thursday, 13th December, "Deck The Halls" by David Bostwick will be held at The Glatman Theatre, Uppingham School, and NOT at the Rockingham Hotel. The theatre will be open from 10.15am so you will have plenty of time before the lecture at 10.55am to enjoy coffee and mince pies at a charge of £3. Heather, our Vice-Chairman, will be in charge of collecting money. There will be a raffle for a signed copy of Anne Sebba's book, tickets £1 each, to help defray expenses. Uppingham School has requested that our members use the Leicester Road car park.   Your Committee has endeavoured to let all members know about this change but it would be helpful if everyone could spread the word. Thursday 13th December 2018 'Deck the Halls' David Bostwick BA (Hons) MA  PhD ALA AMA Christmas, as a time of celebrations, has a very long pedigree. The great midwinter festival, known to the Romans as Saturnalia, is still greeted with feasting and drinking throughout the 12 days of Christmas. Wassail bowls and bobs, boars’ heads stuck with apples, carolling, mumming, riotous games in hall – all presided over by the Lord of Misrule. Twelfth Night signalled an end to the merry anarchy with great pies and rich fruit cakes concealing a bean and a pea. Using contemporary illustrations, this lecture explores the sources and significance of these ancient customs and traditions. History of the Lord of Misrule
The Arts Society Rutland