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Art Appreciation, Stoke Bishop

What it is: 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 it is: 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 10.30am. There are no meetings during the Summer - we reconvene on September 27th. Please scroll down to find the Dates for your Diary section.

Where it is: 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 may never have 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 pigeon "send a message" link.

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 pigeon symbol to send a message which will be forwarded 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 14/05/19 DN

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 27th Considering the representation of literature in art
David Hooper
Fri Oct 11th Charles Rennie Mackintosh, the Glasgow Four and Beyond
Chris Rivett
Fri Oct 25th A Load of Old Rubbish: The Art of Kurt Schwitters
Richard Bradley
Fri Nov 8th Sorolla in Paris
Tricia Norton (Thornbury U3A)
Fri Nov 22nd Vanessa Bell with her Bloomsbury friends and lovers
David Ploss
Fri Dec 6th Stanhope Forbes, his wife Elizabeth and other Newlyn School painters
Brian Etheridge (Fairford U3A)

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