Events

May
14
Fri
Flanders and Swann – Revisited – by James Mitchell
May 14 @ 2:30 pm

 

The wonderful world of Flanders and Swann is recaptured by James Mitchell providing hilarious entertainment for a Friday afternoon!

Flanders and Swann were an unlikely musical double act that became incredibly successful with middle-class British audiences during the 1950s and 1960s.  Unlikely because one of the performers was in a wheelchair and the other on a grand piano!  They also had no scenery apart from a selection of hats!  Their witty songs reflected the mood of the time and included some gentle political satire.  This illustrated Zoom presentation will include video and other recordings of the duo.

James Mitchell is a lecturer and speaker on musical theatre after a career during which he appeared in many musicals and operettas.

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.

May
28
Fri
How to Write a Novel and Get it Published by Elizabeth Muir-Lewis
May 28 @ 2:30 pm

 

Elizabeth Muir-Lewis has, after a successful career in music, found another wonderful way of carrying on her need to express herself!  After years of creative scribbling in odd moments, writing poems and short stories which ended up at the back of the drawer, Elizabeth is now a published author after sending her work to one of London’s best publishers.  To her delight one of her novels is already published with two others due out in the middle of this year. A recent review described her work as ‘an accessible, dynamic and enthralling writing style, the strength of each story a unique piece to create a compelling collection.  Well crafted, and engaging, the narratives well written’.

 

Elizabeth’s lecture takes her audience through the different stages of her journey to become an author, emphasising that whatever your age it is never too late to follow your dream.  Inspiring stuff!

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.

Jun
11
Fri
The Moon in Art & Science by Dr Alexandra Loske
Jun 11 @ 2:30 pm

The Moon in Art and Science.  Humans have been fascinated with our nearest heavenly body, the Earth’s Moon, since prehistoric times. It has been half a century since we set foot on the Moon during the Apollo space missions, and many exhibitions, films and publications have explored our continued with this other ‘world’ that we reached 50 years ago. Join Art Historian Dr Alexandra Loske for an illustrated talk about how our obsession with the Moon has manifested itself in both the sciences and the visual arts, from earliest ritualistic drawings and objects, Romantic symbolism and silent movies, to scientific observation, photography, space race propaganda, and recent creative responses to all things lunar.

Dr Alexandra Loske is a German-born art historian and curator at the Royal Pavilion in Brighton specialising in late 18th century and early 19th century European art and architecture.  Alexandra has lectured and published widely.

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.

Jun
25
Fri
Treasures of St Catherine’s Monastery in Mount Sinai by Dr Helen Rufus-Ward
Jun 25 @ 5:52 pm

Egypt Mount Sinai St. Catherine’s Monastery
The Monastery painted on the back of the Archiepiscopal Throne 18thC
St. Catherine’s Monastery Sinai Egypt

Packed full of precious religious art – a splendid basilica with exquisite little chapels, intricately carved wooden doors and breathtaking mosaics, an amazing collection of the rarest early icons to survive, and St Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt was founded in the sixth century by Byzantine emperor Justinian I – the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments, the location of the legend of the Burning Bush and the resting place of the martyred body of St Catherine. The Greek Orthodox monastery is a library of rare and beautiful religious manuscripts.

Dr Helen Rufus-Ward is a published art historian and university lecturer whose specialism is early Christian and Byzantine art.

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.

Jul
16
Fri
The History of Fans and Their Language
Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm

 

This illustrated Zoom talk traces the history of the fan, with an emphasis on the beautiful Georgian and Victorian fans of the 18th and 19th centuries.  This was truly the age of the fan when they were the height of fashion throughout Europe from royalty to parlour maids.

We look at the different materials from which they were made, how they were used and the pitfalls awaiting the unwary user.

And what about the Language of Fans.    Did it exist and if so, how did it work? Can YOU ‘have a conversation?’  Here’s your chance to have a go!

Janie Ramsay was a Director of Sotheby’s in Bond Street until 2008 and continued working as a consultant until 2014.   

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.