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November 2019

Sex and the City: Hogarth and 18th Century London

November 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Julia Musgrave got her first degree in Chemical Engineering and went on to become a Chartered Information Systems Engineer and IT project manager. In 2008 she decided that life was too short for just one career and decided to become an art historian. She now has a Graduate Diploma in the History of Art from the Courtauld Institute of Art and an MLitt in ‘Art, Style and Design: Renaissance to Modernism, c.1450 – c.1930’ from the University of Glasgow. She…

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December 2019

Champagne: The Drink Divine

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Charles Hajdamach is a former Director of Broadfield House Glass Museum (1974-2003) and one of the top authorities on glass in the country. Author of British Glass 1800-1914 (1991), 20th Century British Glass (2009) and contributor to numerous books and magazines. He lectures internationally to glass museums and collector's societies. He is a Fellow of the Society of Glass Technology, and a member of the Arts Advisory Board at the National Glass Centre, Sunderland. He is also president of the Glass Association which he…

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January 2020

Thomas Moran 1837-1926 the Turner of the American West(s)

January 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Studied History at Oxford and Fine Art at Leeds. Awarded Churchill Fellowship to travel and study in USA. Former College Vice-Principal who now lectures for University of Liverpool and for Adult Residential Colleges. Organises and leads country house study tours, and tries to find time to do research on British and American Country Houses. Thomas Moran was the greatest American landscape painter of his time. He deserves to be as well known and as highly regarded here in England, where…

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February 2020

Irving Finkle – The Hanging Gardens of Babylon

February 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Irving Finkel is a British philologist and Assyriologist. He is currently the Assistant Keeper of Ancient Mesopotamian script, languages and cultures in the Department of the Middle East in the British Museum, where he specialises in cuneiform inscriptions on tablets of clay from ancient Mesopotamia. Irving is the author of several academic articles and books on ancient Babylon. He also studies the history of board games, and is on the Editorial Board of Board Game Studies. Among his breakthrough works is the determination of the rules of the Royal Game of Ur.…

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March 2020

The World’s Most Expensive Art

March 11, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Ian Swankie is a Londoner with a passion for art and architecture. He is an official guide at Tate Modern, Tate Britain, Guildhall Art Gallery and St Paul's Cathedral, and gives regular tours at each venue. Also a qualified and active freelance London guide and a member of both the City of London and Westminster Guide Lecturer Associations. Clients include WEA groups, Transport for London, the National Trust and London Open House. In 2012 he established a weekly independent art…

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April 2020

The Sublime in the Everyday : Johannes Vermeer 1632-1675 and the Delft School of Painting

April 8, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Renaissance Studies from Birkbeck College, University of London. He was Visiting Lecturer in Art History at the University of Reading in 2005 and 2007, and gives lectures and guided tours at the National Gallery and the National Portrait Gallery and other famous London and nationwide venues. In 1866 the modern day revival of Vermeer began with an article entitled ‘the Sphinx of Delft’. Leslie Primo will examine Vermeer’s origins, his…

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May 2020

Iconic Objects of Art: the Triumphal Arch

May 13, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

Dr Antony Buxton lectures on the history of art, architecture and design, and material and domestic culture for the Department for Continuing Education, University of Oxford and other British and American institutions of higher education. Prior to academic teaching he was for many years a furniture designer-maker and period furniture conservator, leading to an interest in the way in which material and aesthetic culture, social life and values interact. Publications include Domestic Culture in Early Modern England (The Boydell Press 2015), and Inhabit:…

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June 2020

Part two: the English country Church- the Tudors to Present Day

June 10, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
HCCS Theatre, Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School Cheshire CW4 7DX United Kingdom + Google Map

A graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Nicholas trained for the Anglican ministry at Ripon Hall, Oxford. Inspired by a period working on the staff of Coventry Cathedral he has gained a wide experience of international matters. He was formerly Bishop-elect for the Diocese of Lake Malawi in Central Africa (2005-2009) and undertook his doctorate on Lay Anglican Ecclesiology with the University of Wales, Lampeter. Nicholas has a particular interest in the period of the English Reformation and the associated cultural, architectural and social changes it has produced. He lectures…

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