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10 May 2022June Lecture Victoria Halls

14th June at 10.30am

“Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: The Evolution of Glass”


Roo Irvine, BBC Presenter, Broadcaster and TV Antiques expert.

A whistle-stop tour covering 9000 years of Glass, and its impact on everything from Art and Architecture, right through to our cultural beliefs and self-identity. 

More details on the Lectures 21-22 page of this website


08 May 2022Visit to Innerpeffray Library

Date for your diary – 15 September 2022

A visit to Innerpeffray Library has been organised for Thursday 15 September.  This is two days after our first lecture in September.  Please save the date and look out for further details here on the website and at forthcoming lectures, and via Newsletters.


01 May 2022May Lecture:10 May 10.30 at the Victoria Halls

Joan Miro

Linda Smith: Art History lecturer and Tate Britain and Tate Modern guide

We are delighted to be welcoming Linda to the Victoria Halls for our May lecture and we hope to see you there.  We will be adhering to the guidelines sent out last month but if members have any questions a committee member will be pleased to discuss them.  Contact details are available on the Committee page of this website.

01 May 2022Tasla Committee

Throughout the Covid restrictions, your committee has been working hard to provide online lectures and recruit and retain members. Membership numbers and finances remain healthy and we look forward to moving forward as a vibrant Society.  However, most committee members have already served their permitted three or, in exceptional circumstances, four-year term.  We urgently need to recruit new members, initially to assist with the monthly planning meetings and, in the future to take on posts of responsibility.  At our recent meeting, our technical advisor has agreed to assist our programme planner in devising the programme for 2023 – 2024.  In the absence of a chairman, our secretary has agreed to stay for a fifth year and take on the role of chair/secretary, fielding and delegating the responsibilities of the chairman.  This doubling up of responsibilities is far from ideal and is not sustainable.  Please think about joining our friendly team to share the load and to safeguard the future of your Society. 

30 March 2022Back to live lectures!

April 12th 2022 at 10.30

The Invention of Photography and its impact on Early Modern Painting

Caroline Levisse

We are delighted to announce that the above lecture will be given in the Victoria Hall and will begin promptly at 10.30. We understand that some may be feeling uneasy about joining this event and we have been working hard with staff at the Victoria Hall to draw up guidelines to keep everyone safe.  We would be grateful if you would take a few minutes to read these guidelines before you attend. 

  • Please arrive in good time and register in the entrance hall with Jane Davies, our membership secretary.
  • Chairs will be spaced out to allow for social distancing but members may move them to accommodate themselves or their party. Hand sanitiser will be available at the entrance to the main hall.
  • Members may sit in fixed seating in the balcony. A committee member will be present here.
  • At the end of the lecture members may use the fire exits if they wish to avoid contact with others leaving at the same time.
  • No tea or coffee will be available.
  • Members who wish to sit at the front of the hall should contact Jane Davies (01436 842060) so that seats can be reserved.
  • Members may wish to wear masks throughout the lecture. 
  • Most importantly, please be mindful of others and respect their personal space. 

We look forward to welcoming you back to live lectures and hope you enjoy being together again.  If you have any questions, please contact a member of the committee.

24 February 2022Presentation of cheque to Cente 81

Committee members recently presented a cheque for £250 to Route 81 as part of our work to support arts projects with young people.








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