Charnwood Venue: Quorn Church Rooms, Church Lane, Quorn LE12 8DP 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.  2018 Thursday 8th November 2018 Simon Inglis Great Lengths-On the Art & Architecture of swimming pools & lidos Swimming is Britain’s second favourite form of physical recreation (after walking). Almost everyone has memories of visiting their local baths. But whilst not all these memories might be positive – drooping knitted cozzies anyone? – for many swimmers the baths themselves are cherished. Some, particular those built in the late Victorian and Edwardian years, are rich with decorative tilework, stained glass, polished wood and terracotta detailing. This sense of municipal pride continued into the 1920s and ’30s, when Art Deco and Modernist lidos became the urban beaches of their day. In this lecture, Simon highlights the treasures of aquatic art that survive, and considers how the pools of today compare. Thursday 13th December 2018 ( Includes Drinks & Mince Pies) Ian Keable George Cruikshank - The man who drew Oliver Twist George Cruikshank is now best known for his brilliant drawings for Charles Dickens's Oliver Twist.  But this is to do his prodigious skills and work output a disservice. Cruikshank moved effortlessly from biting satirical prints in the Georgian era through to producing engravings for numerous books and journals in Victorian times. Adapting his talents both to new printing technology and the new demands of the reading public, he is considered by many to be the greatest illustrator of the 19th century. His personal reputation hasn't survived quite so well, partly through his obsession with temperance in later life and the fact that when he died, aged 85, it was discovered he had fathered eleven illegitimate children with his mistress. The new programme will be on the new Charnwood web site, more information soon. Page designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome Handshake Computer Training
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