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THE ARTS SOCIETY LINCOLN

The Arts Society Lincoln

TAS Lincoln is affiliated to The Arts Society, formerly NADFAS, which was launched in 1968 by Patricia Fay with 11 societies and has expanded to over 360 societies in the UK with 90,000 members, 10 societies in Europe, and 7 in New Zealand. There is a sister organisation in Australia with 35 or more societies

The Arts Society promotes and helps to preserve the arts through lectures, events, study days, visits and tours, at National, Area and Society level. The Arts Society includes voluntary activities helping to maintain historic buildings, recording churches and their contents, and developing the arts for the young.  The Arts Society lecturers all have exceptional skills and knowledge within their particular subjects and come from a variety of backgrounds such as universtities, museums and galleries.

To find out more you can visit The Arts Society website at http://theartssociety.org

The TAS Lincoln programme runs from October to July with 9 meetings over 10 months (we do not have a meeting in January).  Lectures take place on the 2nd Monday of each month at 7.30 pm in the Lecture Theatre in the Robert Hardy Building at Bishop Grosseteste College.

Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden members’ knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. Society membership is for those with artistic interests of all ages, and is an excellent way to meet and make friends with those with similar interests.

If you are interested in finding out more, please contact our membership secretary, Dianna Broadmeadow, tel: 01507 354288. We currently do not have a waiting list.  Our membership fee is £50.00 which includes 9 lectures and four Arts Society magazines a year.  Guests are welcome at our meetings although we appreciate a donation of £8 towards our meeting costs and notification of guests attending should be given prior to the meeting to our Membership Secretary.


NEXT MEETING will be on Monday 9 March 2020 at 7.30 p.m.

in the Robert Hardy Building, Bishop Grosseteste University

THE ROARING TWENTIES

Lecturer: Joanna Banham

Like its name, the Roaring Twenties was a loud and boisterous decade, marked by novelty, modernity and huge social, technological, and economic change. Following the dark days of the Great War, it spawned a generation of wealthy and privileged Bright Young Things who were determined to shock and who broke with the conventions of the past to pursue a life of hedonism and promiscuity, fuelled by an endless round of champagne, cocaine, parties and jazz.

Women wore fur coats and cloche hats, donned new boyish fashions and had short, cropped hair. Men drove fast cars, mixed cocktails and smoked American cigarettes. Society ate in new restaurants like The Trocadero, danced the Charleston in ballrooms like the Savoy, and drank in clubs like the Embassy and the Café de Paris. Valentino, Tallulah Bankhead, and Noel Coward emerged as major celebrities through the growing popularity of cinema and the stage.

The Roaring Twenties was also a period of enormous vitality in art and design. Fashionable society was immortalised by portraitists like John Lavery and Cecil Beaton who brilliantly captured the glamour of the age. Leisure, pleasure and the excitement of jazz were portrayed in paintings by Burra and Roberts, while the speed of the city and travel were explored in work by McKnight Kauffer and Nevinson.  Furniture and decoration showed the influence of Cubism, Vorticism and other styles associated with the avant-garde, while events like the discovery of Tutankhamun’s Tomb ushered in an obsession with all things Egyptian and Oriental. This lecture aims to conjure up the energy and originality of the decade and to explore the lives of its leading figures and examples of its most innovative art and design.


There is currently no waiting list for our society and new members are welcome.

FOR THIS YEAR'S PROGRAMME please refer to the News Section of our website or click here

For a copy of the Standing Order mandate form please click here

For a copy of our Membership Application form please click here


Please note that our new domain name is:

http://theartssocietylincoln.org.uk

And our email address is:

info@theartssocietylincoln.org.uk