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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. Please scroll down to find the Dates for your Diary section. We do not meet during the Summer and we reconvene on September 28th.

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 22/07/18 DN

Dates for your Diary
Fri Sep 28th Edouard Manet - the Father of Modern Art
David Ploss
Fri Oct 12th Art in a Domestic Setting - the Story of Kettle's Yard
Nick Large (Thornbury U3A)
Fri Oct 26th Painting de Luxe - the International Gothic Style
David Norris
Fri Nov 9th Towards a New Architecture - an Introduction to Le Corbusier
Richard Bradley
Fri Nov 23rd Women's Lives; Women's Art
Chris Rivett and Marguerite Valentine
Fri Jan 11th John Singer Sargent
Brian Etheridge (Northleach U3A)
Fri Jan 25th Zeus, his Family and his Friends
Robert Walters

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