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'The Fair is complemented with a full lecture programme.' Usually held each year in June.
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>>> The Guilds
Details of over 100 Guilds affiliated to the Association, a number of which have their own websites and incorporate lectures and talks into their annual programmes.
'The BADA Fair has become renown for its special events. Talks are given by well-known contributors to leading art publications, interior designers, historians and experts in art and antiques. Fashion shows have been hosted, tutored wine-tasting given and guided tours of the Fair lead by our distinguished exhibitors.' Usually held each year in March.
'Monthly programme of meetings from October to April provides an opportunity for everyone with an interest in textiles to meet and discuss a range of textile-related topics with an invited speaker.'
Hold occasional national meetings, as well as sponsoring a number of Branches throughout the UK, each of which can organize their own talks. Non-members are welcome at all of the Society's meetings.
'The British Society of Master Glass Painters is fortunate to attract many eminent speakers on stained and architectural glass from amongst its UK and international membership and beyond. Subjects range from modern to mediaeval, brought to life by the enthusiasm and expertise of historians, conservators and contemporary practitioners ... Membership is available to all those with an interest in stained glass including ... amateur craftspeople and those with a general interest of stained glass.'
>>> Diary Dates
Events organized by the Friends of Broadfield House Glass Museum as part of their Facets Programme, including 'an annual series of lectures on glass topics by guest speakers, visits to glass factories and studios, talks on major exhibitions at the Museum, providing refreshment facilities at events, and a Christmas party'.
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council
'Exists to support those interested in spinning, weaving and dyeing. The Guild meets on the first Saturday of each month in Amersham. The Guild invites speakers from all aspects of crafts, and also arranges workshops, demonstrations and "doing" days. Visitors are welcome.'
Darby and Joan Hall, Finkle Street, Cottingham, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU16 4AU, Yorkshire and the Humberwww.eyes-embroidery.co.uk
'The society started in 1982 when a group of women wanted to continue to meet and share their interest in embroidery after forming a friendship during their City and Guilds embroidery course. They also wanted to introduce others to the many delights of embroidery. The society has developed its interests since that time, and now encompasses all forms of textile art, both modern and traditional. To keep abreast of new techniques we invite well known and progressive artists to speak to the group each month.'
>>> Talks, Lectures and Events
'We love printmaking and know you will too, you don’t have to be an artist to get involved, so join us, there’s lots for visitors in our programme, you can come and see our latest exhibition or take a course in printmaking, you can come to an art lecture or artist talk or simply visit our gallery shop for an unparalleled choice of original fine art prints and artist multiples.'
'In Celebration!, a series of events specially devised to allow audiences to meet distinguished personalities from the worlds of arts & entertainment and to enjoy informed conversations & performances within one of London’s most historic and beautiful buildings. All guests will also enjoy light refreshments and gain VIP entry to private showings of the museum’s latest exhibition on the evening of each event.'
'The trust initiates its own art and craft projects as well as supporting and facilitating others. To cover administrative costs it organises a programme of lectures from September to May each year, on a variety of subjects relating to the arts and architecture.'
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institution, 16 Queen Square, Bath, Bath & North East Somerset, BA1 2HN, South Westwww.museumofcostume.co.uk
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Monthly lectures on 'Sport and Fashion', Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm.
Sport and Fashion | The Assembly Rooms
'The society was established in 1984 by a group of collectors, museum curators, dealers, auction specialists and enthusiasts with the purpose of furthering the study and appreciation of French porcelain of all periods. We fulfil these aims with an active programme of lectures, symposia and visits to collections in England and abroad. We produce a scholarly journal and regular newsletters. The society is open to all.'
>>> Meetings and News
'Lectures are held at 7 pm on Friday evenings ... Before lectures, members and the evening's Speaker gather in the College Canteen for coffee and to chat about pots, and share their experiences. Whether you are just starting out, or are experienced in Ceramics, you will be made very welcome!'
>>> Events Calendar
'Meetings are held on the first Tuesday of the month (except January which is on the second Tuesday) at 8 pm (doors open at 7.30 for refreshments).'
Monnow Valley Academy 'Once a month during the season, we will hold an evening event where you can meet like minded people interested in cultural matters over a glass of wine and participate in a stimulating discussion.'
'We usually meet on the first and third Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm; new members are always welcome.'
'We meet once a month ... Our meetings include talks, often illustrated, given by prominent professional calligraphers and letterers, covering a variety of crafts such as bookbinding, glass engraving and stone carving.'
>>> Events >>> Monthly Meetings
'The NCS holds monthly meetings, usually – but not always – on the last Saturday of the month. We always have two lectures – one at 11.30 am and the other at 2.00 pm. Meetings are held in September, October and November and then we take a break for December and January (although those suffering from withdrawal symptoms can come to the Winter Weekend on the last weekend in January!) We resume in February to May. In the afternoon of the May meeting we hold our AGM, which is always followed by a Pot Session where members bring various ceramics for discussion. This is always a very interesting session. In June we have a Summer Visit to a museum, house or private collection.'
Winter monthly talks, Saturdays: 'Coffee is served from 10.30 and the talk is from 11.00 - 12.00.'
>>> Next Meetings
Programme of lectures across the area covered by the Society: 'Any non-member attending a meeting, who subsequently joins the Society at that meeting, will be refunded the difference between the Members Meeting Fee and the Guest Meeting Fee for that meeting.'