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January Newsletter
Thursday 02 January 2020

The Arts Society West Oxfordshire

January 2020 Newsletter


We  look forward to another successful year with a programme of varied and stimulating talks on subjects in the Arts, together with Study Days that go to greater depths and visits to places of interest both near and far. 

December Events

Amina Wright gave a most interesting and amusing talk on Joseph of  Nazareth: Best Supporting Actor at our rearranged meeting at the Methodist Church upstairs hall on General Election day.

January Programme

Our meeting on the 16 th January follows the pattern used successfully last year. A brief lecture will be given by Rebecca Scott of Witney Antiques.  Rebecca is an expert in 17th and 18th  century embroidery techniques, especially with respect to samplers, on which she will speak. Following this we will have a finger buffet lunch.

Please note that we meet at the Corn Exchange at 11.00 am on the 16th not Thursday evening. Bookings may just still be taken by Hazel Williams, on either the internet or the form previously issued, if accompanied by a cheque for £10 per person, and if received not later than Monday the 6th.January.

Study Days

The Study Day on Tuesday February 25th will be on Goya: War & Peace, Revolution and Exile at the Burwell Hall. Further details have been circulated. These and a booking form are also on the website for return to Hazel Williams, with a cheque for £32 per person, at 159C Abingdon Rd, Standlake OX 29 7RL. Non members are also welcome at a cost of £34 per person.

The Study Day organised by the Wyvern Area under the heading “Truth and Beauty in Art” will be held in the Ashmolean Museum on the following day, the 26th February.  Fuller details can be seen on the Society’s website and in the Winter 2019 Arts Society Magazine p39.        

Other Exhibitions of Interest

Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World influenced Western Art: British Museum to 26 Jan.

170 Years of UK Surrealism: Dulwich Picture Gallery, 26 Feb to 17 May.

British Baroque: Power and Illusion: Tate Britain, 5 Feb to 19 April.

Young Rembrandt: Ashmolean Museum, 27 Feb to 7 Jun.

Picasso and Paper: Royal Academy, 25 Jan to 13 April.