Charnwood Venue: Quorn Church Rooms, Church Lane, Quorn LE12 8DP December 14th Singe We Yule  Sarah Deere-Jones Using illustrations from illuminated manuscripts, readings from literature and contemporary accounts, and the haunting songs and lively dance tunes of medieval England, Sarah brings alive the spirit of a Medieval Christmas, a time of joy and celebration for some, but hardship and suffering for others. With extracts from literature and manorial household accounts, she pieces together life in a medieval manor house at Yuletide. In addition to her reproduction medieval harps, she adds the plucked psaltery, hurdy-gurdy, hammered dulcimer, and gemshorn to the musical mix, performing carols, music and readings for an atmospheric and musical seasonal celebration. Information on Medieval Christmases  More information on Medieval Christmas traditions Lectures are held on the second Thursday of the month (excluding July and August). The Society arranges outings, specialist Study Days, has sponsored a Young Arts Exhibition and compiled and launched a Church Trail.  Below are the lectures for next year.  Further details shortly. 2018 Thursday 11th January 2018 Dr Marie-Anne Mancio Peter the Great of Russia-Building St. Petersburg Thursday 8th February 2018 Michelle Brown Leicestershire and the Art of Anglo-Saxon Mercia Thursday 8th March 2018 Rupert Willoughby Basingstoke and it’s contribution to world culture Thursday 12th April 2018 Dr Helen Doe Merchant Ship Figureheads Thursday 10th May 2018 Dr Caroline Shenton Mr Barry’s Great Work – The Houses of Parliament Thursday 31st May 2018 (NOTE DAYTIME LECTURE at 11.30 am) Elizabeth Merry Sweet Swan of Avon Thursday 14th June 2018 Adam Busiakiewicz Warwick Castle. A forgotten collection Thursday 13th September 2018 Catherine Wallace Under the open sky. Newlyn and Lamorna Artists 1880-1940 Thursday 11th October 2018 ( NOTE AGM at 7.15 ) Gavin Plumley The Gustavs – Mahler and Klimt Thursday 8th November 2018 Simon Inglis Great Lengths-On the Art & Architecture of swimming pools & lidos Thursday 13th December 2018 ( Includes Drinks & Mince Pies) Ian Keable George Cruikshank-The man who drew Oliver Twist Page designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
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