Group Leader: Collette Higgins
This is a group of Silhill U3A members who wish to pursue their interest in all Art forms - paintings, photographs, textiles, sculpture, architecture, theatre, music, etc. There is a varied programme of events and visits to museums, art galleries and other places of interest. A vibrant discussion group takes place every second Friday of the month, usually at the British Legion Club in central Solihull with free parking on site. No specialised knowledge is required in order to attend and the meetings are informal, informative and friendly. Visit the Arts Appreciation board at the core meetings to find out about upcoming events and discussion themes.
To contact Collette for more information or questions, please use the contact details on the website.
Arts Appreciation: Reasons To Be Cheerful
Good greetings and very much hope you are looking forward to better days for getting out and about again in mid 2021. For those who like to keep in touch with the wonderful Arts world, I’ve discovered an App that takes you inside some well known places with some wonderous things to enjoy this season. Originally, the App was developed by the Arts Council for care home residents, and latterly made available to everyone on the back of its success. Download the App for free. It’s aptly named Armchair Gallery.
In these stay-at-home days why not treat yourself to some of the wonderful virtual Arts exhibitions and events around the world. In January 2021, visit the Dante exhibition at the Uffizi Gallery. In February 2021 enjoy theatre at home with the award winning stage play The Colour Purple, steamed from Birmingham Hippodrome. In March, The Royal Opera will stream The Marriage of Figaro from the 5th March to the 4th April at the bargain price of £3.
Now that we are able to enjoy being out and about again, there is plenty on offer for the Arts enthusiast. From late April 2021, the Henry Moore Sculpture and Gardens Park in Hertfordshire reopens. During the month of May, Worcester city is hosting an outdoor Art Trail with exhibitions by local artists. In June, Ballet takes to the stage again with 3 performances at the Birmingham Rep Theatre. In July, The unforgettable Van Gogh immersive experience returns to the Birmingham Hippodrome Theatre for a short run. In August, Chamberlain Square in Birmingham, transforms into an outdoor gallery with life size sculptures of key workers during the pandemic. In September 2021, as part of the Coventry Year of Culture, a five mile stretch of the Coventry Canal features sculptures and paintings by local artists. For more information go to Upcoming Arts Appreciation page.
Face to face sessions begin again on October 8th at the British Legion Club, Union Road, Solihull. The theme is exploring hidden meetings in some well known paintings. The session starts with coffee when the club opens at 11am and finishes around 12.45am. Further details and sign up sheet on the Arts Appreciation board at the core meeting on October 1st.