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29 June 2020Innerpsffery Library

Virtual Tours  round the collection of the Innerpeffray Library.

Your guide is the Keeper of Books who is an excellent spreaker.

 All.golfers in particular should look at 'puttering'!

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29 June 2020Arts Society Talks and Lectures

There is something happening almost every day. 

 Click here  to see what's on offer.

Just the thing to listen to as sit down for a cup of coffee!

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11 June 2020National Theatre live

Coriolanus Streming until 7pm tonight.

 Jus found this in my in box when I came in from gardening.

More details of this and many more plays on our BLOG!

10 June 2020Stay in touch with The Arts Society!

Head over to The Arts Society Connected to join discussions, read blog posts and watch Lectures at Home – a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight.

Show me another Instant Expert story.

10 June 2020Free streaming from the MET

Don’t miss a special two-day encore presentation starting this Friday, June 12, at 7:30PM EDT ( 2.30PM BST), and remaining available until Sunday, June 14, at 6:30PM. 

 More details on the Blog

10 June 2020The Beauty of Diagrams

The Beauty of Diagrams

Programs aired on BBC4 at 7.30 on June 1st, 2nd 

Leonardo da Vinci's Vitruvian Man,  and  Copernicus 

 Recommended by Patty Stewart

10 June 2020YouTube RSNO Friday Night Club

Many great musical performances to choose from. Click here to see the list

Beethoven Symphony No5 .Sharon Roffman Leader (Follow the Leader!)

Recommended by Patty Stewart.

10 June 2020Live Lecture on Vncent Van Gogh

'Broken by Life'
Vincent van Gogh's Masterpieces

by Stella Grace Lyons

This Friday's 11.00am live lecture is about one of the world's most famous painters - Vincent van Gogh. His works are iconic, his ear is near legendary and yet this artist considered himself to be a complete failure...

In his lifetime Vincent van Gogh only sold one painting. Yet today he is one of the most celebrated artists in the world, perceived by many as a genius.

The fascination with his life story is unrivalled. Because we know so much about van Gogh’s life, there is a tendency to look for signs of the artist’s
mental state in each of his works. But how much should we let our
knowledge of van Gogh’s personality affect our reading of his work?

This talk explores the artist’s life and his most celebrated masterpieces.

The link to register for this talk is here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zg4HwmjLQpSwCKprH3-CyA
(Please bear in mind that after you register, Zoom will immediately send you a link to join the webinar. Please make a note of where this email is. The link from Zoom is the only link you'll need to click on Friday. If you can't find the link please let me know as soon as possible).

The talk will last around 30 minutes. It will be followed by a Q&A session.

You vcan follow Grace on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/stellagracelyonsarthistory/

You can also sign up tpo receive an email detailing futre talks. 

09 June 2020U-tube from British Museum

 U-Tube: Pompeii live from the British Museum

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09 June 2020Message from your Chairman  

Thinking that probably, like me, you are somewhat disappointed that you are unable to go to the Lecture on Tuesday. Leokadiya Kashperova -Russia’s Celebrated Forgotten Composer. (We will book Graham Griffiths again)

01 June 2020The way ahead for the Arts Society lomond and Argyll

Last Wednesday your committee had Zoom meeting  to discuss the way ahead for the Arts Society during the next difficult months.

We have decided that the membership fee for this year will be halved. £25 single and £44 for couples.

At the beginning of the year we had intended to put the
subscription up for 2020/21. Needless to say that had to be shelved.

Lectures for September, October, November and December will be cancelled.

We are constantly reviewing the situation and will email monthly reports.

The renewal notices with more information will be sent by Royal Mail at the end of June.
Look out for the summer edition of the AS magazine. There is an interview with Roo Irvine, who is now on the committee, about her television work.

Meanwhile keep checking the AS web site for lectures and links to other interesting web sites.

Also our own web site posts links from time to time.

Your Chairman recommends  Grayson Perry’s Art Club. 6 Episodes Channel 4 On Demand. Interesting and funny and good mixture.

29 May 2020Discover Art History with Stella Grace Lyons

Expert-led live online talks

Enrich your understanding of art history from the comfort of home and discover new artists in Stella's series of online lectures, ‘Stella Talks’.

‘Stella Talks’ lectures are informative, enlightening and entertaining. They are designed to inspire listeners during a particularly difficult time and to provide joy and escapism.

The lectures are conducted live via Zoom. Each talk lasts around 30 minutes and is followed by a live Q&A session. Anyone from around the world can attend.

These lectures are affordably priced so that everyone can enjoy and take pleasure in art appreciation. As William Morris once said: ‘I do not want art for a few; any more than education for a few; or freedom for a few’.

To be the first to know about Stella's upcoming live online art history talks, sign up to the newsletter here.

 There was a talk on the Glasgow Boys on May 29th 2020

14 May 2020Instant experts

The Arts Society invites you to become an Instant Expert on 

Fakes and Forgeries

Marc Allum is your guide


06 May 2020The Arts Society

Don't forget that the Arts Society in London are providing lockdown diversions by favourite lecturers.

06 May 2020YouTube from the National Gallery

Recommended by your Chairman 

“ Curators Introduction-Drawn in Colour-Degas from the Burrell”.


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