WELCOME TO THE ARTS SOCIETY GRANTHAM The Arts Society will be showing Live lectures please see the Latest News page for information. ooo000ooo Snake Davis, who will be giving at lecture to the Arts Society Grantham in January (see below), has live performances every Saturday and Sunday evening at 7pm during the COVID disruption. Click here for more information Recordings of his live shows are also available on YouTube. ooo000ooo Chairman's October Newsletter Good afternoon! I hope that you and your families are well. We have received a very positive response to the online lecture given by Lars Tharp in September. It was particularly interesting for us to receive your feedback via our Zoom Poll and email comments following the broadcast. Up until this point, it has only been the Committee who have been able to give their opinion/assessment of the lecturers. Your input is invaluable to us. The current Government directives with regard to the pandemic dictate that presentations in the coming months will probably continue to be via Zoom. This has posed difficulties not only for some of our less technically-able members, but also initially for one or two lecturers. On occasion it might mean we are not able to offer you the lectures exactly as advertised in the programme card. We know how disappointing this must be. Much time and consideration is given to choosing both exciting topics and lecturers, typically planning up to 2 years in advance, so you can imagine our frustration at having to revise plans at the last minute. We will inform you should it be necessary to change a lecture in future months as soon as we know ourselves. However, we are delighted to report that Siân Walters will be giving her lecture “Raphael – A Master in the Making” on October 20th – as advertised. This will be a Zoom presentation with details of how to access the broadcast to follow, a day or so before the Lecture. Hanne Sutcliffe, our November 3rd lecturer, unfortunately lives in an area of North Yorkshire where military/technical transmission masts prevent reliable connection to the internet – and hence no possibility of a live Zoom lecture. We will be informing you how to access her presentation in due course. Our Lecture Secretary, Carole Brownridge and our Membership Secretary, Jane Shone have taken on the challenging task of ensuring that the online lectures are delivered. They certainly deserve congratulations and thanks for the outstanding success of their first attempt for our September lecture. Details of the form which our postponed 2019/20 AGM will take, will also be publicised later this month. With my best wishes Kate Midgley Chairman - The Arts Society Grantham October 2020 ooo000ooo ARE YOU INTERESTED IN... antiques, painting, porcelain, gardens? Then join us to enjoy illustrated lectures by eminent speakers who are experts in their fields. WHERE? The Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peters Hill, Grantham. Centrally located with excellent facilities. TIME: Doors to Theatre open at 9.50a.m. for a 10.25am on the 3rd Tuesday of the month Coffee/Tea (complimentary to Members) is available from10.00 a.m. prior to Lectures (Newton Room or Ballroom) WHEN? The third Tuesday of the month, from September to June, at 10.50 for 11.00am. WHAT ELSE? The society is a social as well as cultural body with whole day visits to places of interest and in-depth 'Days of Special Interest' led by experts. Conservation and Young Arts projects, sponsored by local businesses, involve us with the local community. The Arts Society Grantham is a member of The Arts Society which has more than 380member societies and 93,000 members in the UK and worldwide. At regional level we are part of the East Midlands Area. The Arts Society Grantham, then called GADDFAS (Grantham & District Decorative & Fine Art Society) was set up in the year 2000 and currently has a membership in the region of 270, drawn from Grantham and the local area. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month commencing at 10.50 a.m. in the excellent facilities of the Guildhall Theatre. Refreshments before and after the meeting may be purchased at the Guildhall Café. Our Logo represents the design of windows to be found on houses built during the Georgian period by a local Grantham Builder. The moustachioed lintels are, in effect, his signature. Regrettably his name cannot be traced. Web site designed, created and maintained by Janet Groome, Handshake Computer Training
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Welcome to the mobile phone pages for The Arts Society Grantham Chairman's September Newsletter Good Morning! I didn't expect to be writing the September letter until after the first lecture. However, I reluctantly announce one certainty. The lecture scheduled to be held in St Wulfram's Church on Tuesday September 15th will not now take place. The imposition of new Government restrictions on gatherings of over six persons has put us back in the position in which we previously found ourselves with regard to social events. An emergency Committee meeting was held on the day of the announcement and every effort has been made to ensure that a lecture will be available to the Membership online on the appointed morning of Tuesday, September 15th. On Monday 14th you should receive a further MailChimp email inviting you to a Zoom Webinar. This also will contain instructions on timings and on how to access this Zoom presentation. As I reported in the August letter, preparation had been made to cover arrangements for both the live lecture (had it been possible) with the purchase of some very costly specialised equipment together with the employment of an operative, and the licence to broadcast virtual lectures. It is now apparent that we will be obliged to employ the second option. I am very fortunate in my Chairmanship at this difficult time - in having a hugely supportive and dedicated team on the committee. Hours of work has gone into attempting to fulfil our role in delivering what is expected of TASG. Only a week ago, we had our Quarterly meeting and confirmed our intention to deliver our promised 2020/2021 programme of Lectures/Visits/Young Arts Events /and a Complimentary Study Day together with plans for several new opportunities to offer our Membership. Covid 19 has so much to answer for! We as a Society are also fortunate in our Membership. Your patience and understanding during this very trying time, and your kind words of appreciation for our efforts have meant a great deal to us. A special mention for our new members. We are delighted to welcome you to TASG and thank you for your confidence in our Society by joining at this difficult and uncertain time. I finish with the quotation with which I began the August Letter which unfortunately, in the current situation has more relevance than ever:- "The only unchangeable certainty is that nothing is certain or unchangeable" (John F Kennedy). With my best wishes Kate Midgley Chairman - The Arts Society Grantham September 2020 ooo000ooo Snake Davis, who will be giving at lecture to the Arts Society Grantham in January (see below), has live performances every Saturday and Sunday evening at 7pm during the COVID disruption. Click here for more information Recordings of his live shows are also available on YouTube. ARE YOU INTERESTED IN... antiques, painting, porcelain, gardens? Then join us to enjoy illustrated lectures by eminent speakers who are experts in their fields. WHERE? The Guildhall Arts Centre, St. Peters Hill, Grantham. Centrally located with excellent facilities. WHEN? The third Tuesday of the month, from September to June, at 9.50 for 10.25am. WHAT ELSE? The society is a social as well as cultural body with whole day visits to places of interest and in-depth 'Days of Special Interest' led by experts. Conservation and Young Arts projects, sponsored by local businesses, involve us with the local community. The Arts Society was formed to bring together people who were interested in the decorative and fine arts and wished to hear professionally delivered lectures by experts in their respective fields. Visits to museums and galleries, historic houses and gardens, relate to lecture subjects and enable members to broaden their knowledge and interests in a wide range of subjects. Grantham Decorative & Fine Arts Society (GADDFAS) was set up in the year 2000 and currently has a membership in the region of 380, drawn from Grantham and the local area. Our umbrella organisation has been renamed in 2017 to The Arts Society and so we are changing our name too. Meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month commencing at 10.50 a.m. in the excellent facilities of the Guildhall Theatre. Refreshments before and after the meeting may be purchased at the Guildhall Café. Our Logo represents the design of windows to be found on houses built during the Georgian period by a local Grantham Builder. The moustachioed lintels are, in effect, his signature. Regrettably his name cannot be traced.
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