Events

Feb
8
Fri
Painter of Modern Life: Walter Sickert and the Camden Town Group
Feb 8 @ 2:30 pm

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The Camden Town Group of painters, led by Walter Sickert, chronicled the changes in British society, and particularly in London, in the years before and during the First World War. They saw themselves as ‘painters of modern life’ depicting many of the challenges to the values of the nineteenth century.  They painted portraits of working-class subjects and created images of women as explicit as anything being produced in Europe at the time. These works are recognisable for their use of bold anti-naturalistic colouring and noted for their striking images of the music hall which provide an invaluable record of the leisure pursuits of the Edwardian age.  The Camden town Group had only a brief life, holding just three exhibitions, in June and December 1911 and December 1912, although the individual members worked on.

Peter Scott is a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Dulwich Picture Gallery and Bristol Art Gallery.  He also lectures for the Art Fund, Arts Societies and the National Trust and is a tutor for the WEA.

 

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Mar
8
Fri
Creating Utopias – The Life and Work of Yehudi Menuhin by Nicholas Chisholm
Mar 8 @ 2:30 pm

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Yehudi Menuhin was arguably the most famous classical musician of the twentieth century. He was certainly the highest paid. His upbringing was unusual and as a legend in his own lifetime it is hardly surprising that many myths developed about him throughout his long career. A latter-day Paganini, his extraordinary charm and charisma kept him at the forefront of the musical world for seventy years. Nicolas Chisholm charts the rise and rise of this extraordinary musician and the influence he still has on the musical world today.

 

Before his retirement Nicolas Chisholm was Headmaster of The Yehudi Menuhin School in Stoke D’Abernon, Surrey,  for twenty-two years and worked closely with Yehudi Menuhin for the first eleven of them.

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Mar
22
Fri
Friday Film – The Barber of Seville by Giancomo Rossinni introduced by Robert Ascott
Mar 22 @ 2:00 pm

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Starring: Cecilia Bartoli, Robert Lloyd, David Kuebler and Gino Quilico. The conductor is Gabriele Ferro with the Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra

(Please note: this opera is sung in the original Italian with English subtitles)

We are delighted to be showing a fine recording of Rossini’s popular opera the Barber of Seville. The premier was on February 20th 1816 in the Teatro Argentina in Rome, conducted by Rossini. The Barber is the first of the Beaumarchais trilogy of Figaro comedies. This recording has a superb cast with Cecilia Bartoli singing the part of Rosina, one of today’s finest singers for this dazzling coloratura music.

The opera is a typical operatic story of intrigue and plots.  Old doctor Bartolo, sung by Robert Lloyd, wants to marry the wealthy Rosina who is his ward, so does Almaviva, a Spanish Grandee (sung by David Kuebler).  (For opera historians these are the Count and Countess in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro). Almaviva enlists the help of the Barber, Figaro sung by Gino Quilico and so begins a comic musical masterpiece.  This sparkling and witty opera is brimming with famous arias.  ‘Largo al Factotum’ is considered to be unequalled as a bravura aria, and figures among the best-known baritone solos in opera.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click Here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Payment can be made by cheque, and now by card as well. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre.

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Apr
12
Fri
Cy Twombly: Painter, Sculptor & Photographer by John Perrin
Apr 12 @ 2:30 pm

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Cy Twombly was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century – his canvases were often inspired by ancient myths or classical European literature and include painting drawing, writing, poetry and images. In the 1950’s at the time when abstract painting dominated the New York art scene he left America to live in Rome.

 

Cy Twombly’s deeply sophisticated work is an expression of the language of memory and desire. His paintings are delicate, unrestrained and spontaneous; his work is created by an ‘Encounter’ with the canvas.

John Perrin will explore his work through high quality digital slides of his major paintings including his early work, several series of paintings including ‘Quattro Stagioni’ (four seasons) and some of his key sculptures.

John Perrin MA is a very experienced lecturer who runs regular WEA courses throughout Sussex on the Appreciation of Modern Art.

If you wish to purchase tickets for Eastbourne Arts Circle events please Click Here  to download a copy of our ticket order form, for you to complete and purchase tickets by post. Payment can be made by cheque, and now by card as well. Tickets can also be purchased for cash or credit card, in person, at the Eastbourne Tourist Information Centre, in Cornfield Road, Eastbourne.  PLEASE NOTE, the discount available to Eastbourne Arts Circle members is only available by mail order, or at the door (if tickets remain available). The members ticket discount is not available for tickets purchased  at the Tourist Information Centre.