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Art Appreciation, Stoke Bishop

What: Members of the group (or sometimes of another U3A group) give talks on art of interest to them, always well illustrated on our screen. Each individual volunteer speaker has his or her own style of presentation and you will find a wide variety of subjects.

When: Friday mornings, fortnightly to alternate with Art History (many people belong to both groups). Coffee is available from 10.00 am and talks begin at 10.30. There is no meeting in December - we restart on January 11th. Please scroll down to find the Dates for your Diary section.

Where: At St Mary's Church Rooms, Mariners Drive, Stoke Bishop. New members are welcome, we meet in a large hall and there is room for all who wish to attend. Access without steps and a hearing loop are available on request.

The programme offers opportunities to discover the work of artists you have never heard of before and to come to like things you might previously have thought uninteresting. Do join us, bringing your membership card to register at your first meeting - there's no need to telephone. The Convenor, Brenda Hugill, may be contacted by using the message facility, see the symbol above right.

We need volunteers who have not done it before to give future talks, the majority of which need to be by our own members. It does take effort to research a topic and to prepare a talk, but those who take on the challenge invariably find it a most rewarding activity, a good way to exercise the brain and to learn a great deal yourself. The choice of subject is yours. There's no need to have any special knowledge in advance, merely a willingness to look for information from books, perhaps an exhibition catalogue, and from the internet. A PowerPoint slide show, to which you would provide a commentary, could be made for you from your choice of images. If you would like to discuss things further, please click on the symbol above right to send a message to be forwarded on to the Leader, David Norris.

Just turn up. Disabled/easy access. Nearby parking. The hall is 5 minutes walk from the nearest bus stop, Church Avenue, which is served by route no. 4.

Updated 24/11/18 DN

Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 11th John Singer Sargent
Brian Etheridge (Northleach U3A)
Fri Jan 25th Zeus, his Family and his Friends
Robert Walters
Fri Feb 8th When in Rome …
Hazel Trapnell
Fri Feb 22nd The Pissarro Family
Keith Ripley
Fri Mar 8th Suzanne Valadon: a model artist?
Brian Ruse (Weston-super-Mare U3A)
Fri Mar 22nd Nicolae Grigorescu, 'father of modern Romanian art'
Helen Moss
Fri Apr 5th The Whitechapel Boys: Jewish artists and modernity in the UK 1910-16
Keren Durant

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