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Embroiderers' Guild91 listings

The Arts Society195 listings

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‘Presents an inspiring collection of over 50,000 rare and beautiful pieces including art, antiques, jewellery and collectors’ pieces drawn from antiquity to the present day ... The Fair is part of House & Garden Festival alongside HOUSE, Spirit of Summer and GROW London ... In addition to this, leading experts will be speaking at the Interior Design Talk Series providing their insight and advice, as well as the opportunity to meet face-to-face in dedicated clinics.‘ Held Mid June.

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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.

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'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.

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'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.'

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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.

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'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.'

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'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.'

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‘The largest and most supportive western calligraphy and lettering society in the world. It is based in the United Kingdom and has an extensive membership in Europe as well as many other countries. Whether you're just starting out in the wonderful craft of calligraphy, have more experience, or at the top of the profession, there is something in CLAS for you.’

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'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.'

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'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.'

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'The oldest society dedicated to the study of British ceramics and enamels. Members interested in ceramics at all levels of knowledge are always made welcome. Founded in 1927, we aim to advance knowledge by presenting new research on these subjects at our meetings and by publishing this research. The Circle`s worldwide membership embraces collectors, curators, archaeologists, potters, auctioneers, dealers, social historians and all those with an interest in the history of ceramics made in the British Isles.'

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'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.'

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Have offered monthly lectures on 'Sport and Fashion', Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm.

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'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.'

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'We are a group of enthusiastic calligraphers who meet regularly in Glasgow, Scotland. Our aim is to improve our calligraphy skills, share ideas/expertise and meet fellow calligraphers. Although we're not a formal teaching group, members develop their skills via meetings and tutor delivered workshops and by sharing and viewing calligraphy ideas with fellow calligraphers. We hope that you will find the information interesting and might visit us in Glasgow sometime to see what we do ... Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings and workshops'

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'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!'

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Can feature details of lectures and talks about "Marga", one of the great "Later Arts & Crafts Movement" stained-glass artists, her main career being from 1910-1930. Her works can be seen in churches across three continents, and in museums in America.

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'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).'

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'We usually meet on the first and third Thursday of the month ... at 7.30 pm; new members are always welcome.'

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'Situated in a beautifully refurbished Victorian townhouse in Kensington, we offer a rich and varied programme including art and design exhibitions, film screenings, literary launches and readings, and lectures.'

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'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.'

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Winter monthly talks, Saturdays: 'Coffee is served from 10.30 and the talk is from 11.00 - 12.00.'

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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.'

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Range of lectures and related events: 'All events are free of charge unless otherwise stated, pre-booking for all events is advised' (and need to buy tickets for the Fair itself). Usually held each year in June.

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'Monthly lectures from October to June are held at the Society of Antiquaries in Piccadilly, London.'

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'Members receive three Programmes and three Newsletters a year, with details of eleven events of lectures, visits and trips for each year. We aim to cater for the wide range of interest of all our members, including social gatherings.'

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'Annual programme includes a number of talks on a wide variety of textile related topics. Some lecturers are from the UK and some are specialists from overseas who are visiting England and enjoying some time in Oxford. Unless otherwise stated the talks take place ... starting at 5.45 pm with refreshments from 5.15 pm. Visitors welcome (£2). No booking necessary.'

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'Nine of the eleven monthly meetings (there is a summer break) feature a speaker of some distinction on a printing- or book-related topic or take the form of a visit to a noted library, Press or museum. There is generally time for a stimulating interchange of news and ideas between members before the talk - and afterwards an opportunity to meet the speaker.'

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'We meet on the second Monday of each month unless it clashes with a public or bank holiday. Meetings start at 7.30 pm and guest tickets cost £5 (£6 when there is a speaker), while members pay £3 or £4. Non-members are very welcome at all our meetings.'

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'An annual programme of seminars is run by the Society for Court Studies in which new work in the field is presented and discussed. These take place in London on weekday evenings, at 6 pm. The seminars are free and open to everyone.'

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'The Midland region runs several workshops every year in addition to a varied programme of visiting speakers and demonstrators. The workshops are designed to address basic training needs and to introduce elements of design, finishing and decoration. We also have an annual weekend outing to places of beauty and interest. Non-members welcome (£3.00 charge for meetings).'

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'The Society runs a programme of eight lectures from September to June, inviting speakers from many different disciplines and many parts of the world ... These lectures, usually held on a Tuesday evening, are followed by refreshments and an opportunity for members to meet.'

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'Quarterly meetings are held in London where members display examples of their work, share their experiences and attend lectures or demonstrations ... Object to encourage, develop and promote the study and practice of the art and science of Ornamental Turning. There are now more than 300 members world-wide ... Complex lathes started to be developed in about the 15th century when the nobility of Europe commissioned and collected the beautiful wood and ivory turnings made on them ... Following the French Revolution the centre of interest in this hobby transferred from France to England where it spread widely, not only among the aristocracy but later to the wealthy middle classes ... With the advent of the motorcar the hobby of ornamental turning was largely abandoned until 1948 when the Society of Ornamental Turners was formed.'

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'Established in 1998 to provide membership to anyone with an interest in fine handwriting, calligraphy and the lettering arts regardless of experience or ability ... The Association regularly hosts events for its members. From social events, exhibitions, and other outings, to workshops and courses our events are a great opportunity to get together and share creative ideas about lettering. Most events are free for members,’

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'With a membership of around 100, we meet four times a year ... Meetings are informal and friendly and open to everyone who enjoys the art of patchwork and quilting. We have a regular programme of national and international speakers and most meetings include a "show and tell" session for members' work, stalls by reliable traders and a "library" with the latest books and instructive DVDs.'

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‘The aim of The Marches Scribes is to promote the art of calligraphy and lettering. We are a friendly and welcoming group based in the Welsh Marches near Leominster; we now have a membership of over 40 from up and down the border including Herefordshire, Shropshire, Powys, Monmouth, Worcestershire and Kidderminster. The Society holds monthly workshops ... with experienced tutors who encourage participants, of all levels, to share and enjoy fine writing and associated crafts.’

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'There's something for everyone at the Wedgwood Museum. We have regular gallery talks, illustrated lectures and events for all the family.'

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'Discover the life and works of Britain’s most inspiring designer at the newly-refurbished William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, London.'

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'Meetings are held ... at 7.30 on the first Monday of the month.'

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