Serge Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes by Peter Scott
Jul 12 @ 2:30 pm

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Diaghilev (1872-1929) was an extraordinarily gifted impresario, curator and director who pushed theatrical performance to its limits and introduced Western Europe to the innovative and exciting avant-garde art and design of Russia.  Many of his Ballets Russes productions were true collaborations bringing together the most famous and progressive artists, composers and performers of the early 20th century.  This lecture illustrates the results of Diaghilev’s work with his collaborators, friends and contacts, bearing witness to his influence on modernism and on later developments in the visual arts.

Peter Scott is a lecturer and guide at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, the Bristol Art Gallery and the Lightbox in Woking.  He also lectures for many other organisations, including the Art Fund, Arts Societies and the National Trust and is an art history tutor for the WEA.


The Life and Songs of Franz Schubert – Special Interest Day with Elizabeth Muir Lewis and Nicolas Chisholm
Jul 26 @ 11:00 am

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Come and join us for a special interest day on the 26th July.  The special event will showcase the great composer and his wonderful songs (he wrote over 600) co-presented by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis and Nicolas Chisholm. This will be chance to follow the compelling life story of Schubert who came from obscurity to finally receive recognition as a brilliant composer who now sits alongside the greats.  The day will also showcase some of his exquisite repertoire of songs and the fascinating stories behind them.

Elizabeth and Nicolas will bring incredible insight into this brilliant composer.  Elizabeth, having studied Lieder in Vienna, learnt about the wonders of the great German genre of song with a particular focus on Schubert.   As both a singer and a lecturer, Elizabeth is ideally skilled to bring this wonderful realm of music to life.  Likewise, Nicolas is a fine and extremely versatile musician who has sung many of Schubert’s extraordinary song cycles.  Together they will ensure that you enjoy an enlightening day. An amazing journey that can be shared by all!


Coffee and Registration                                                                                  11.00am

First Lecture – the life and unfolding creativity of Schubert                  11.30am – 1pm

Break for lunch (not provided suggest Towner cafe).                               1pm – 2pm

Second Lecture – the songs of Schubert                                                     2pm – 3.30pm

Special Interest day ends                                                                                3.30pm


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