Sherborne

Art Talks and Trips

The groups focus on some of the major art exhibitions that are held in London, with 2019-20 being another particularly rich year for visual art shows. The meetings provide some background information about the artist and/or movement, setting the work in the context of its time. Using slides, we look at the ‘language’ of the works featured in the exhibitions so that when we come to visit them our responses will be more informed. Visits to London, usually by train, are arranged (perhaps two per term) and outings to several local galleries are arranged where appropriate. We have visited exhibitions in Woking, Chichester, Salisbury and Cardiff in the past two years and also enjoyed an outing to Kelmscott Manor. It is also possible for people to visit these exhibitions independently. In 2019 we ventured further afield, with a 5 night study tour to Amsterdam (which included The Hague and Haarlem) and in 2020 a tour to Madrid is planned.

There are currently two groups working in parallel, meeting every 3 weeks on a Thursday afternoon or a Friday morning. Some ‘Pop- up’ lectures are also available, to accommodate those who are interested but unable to join the regular group sessions. The venue for regular groups is usually the upstairs Studio Room in Digby Memorial Hall, Digby Road, Sherborne and Pop-ups are in the main hall.

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Choir - Madrigals Christianity Explored Church Crawlers Coffee and Quiz
Creative Writing Crosswords Dance Discussion
Dorset Dawdlers Drawing Early Medieval History Films
French Genealogy Geology German
Italian Ladies Singing Luncheon Club Mah-Jong
Medieval Images Medieval Manuscripts Movement to Music Music Appreciation 1
Music Appreciation 2 Orienteering Painting Petanque
Photography Play Reading Poetry Reading
Scrabble/Rummikub Spanish Table Tennis Tap Dancing
Walking and Hiking
More Group Pages
Art Needlework Art Talks and Trips
Beer Exploration Book Group
Botanical Illustration Bridge
Chess Intermediate Choir
Choir - Madrigals Christianity Explored
Church Crawlers Coffee and Quiz
Creative Writing Crosswords
Dance Discussion
Dorset Dawdlers Drawing
Early Medieval History Films
French Genealogy
Geology German
Italian Ladies Singing
Luncheon Club Mah-Jong
Medieval Images Medieval Manuscripts
Movement to Music Music Appreciation 1
Music Appreciation 2 Orienteering
Painting Petanque
Photography Play Reading
Poetry Reading
Scrabble/Rummikub Spanish
Table Tennis Tap Dancing
Walking and Hiking