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Onslow Village Hall

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The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom

December 2019

Art inspired by Wine

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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In this lively presentation John shares his knowledge and enthusiasm for wine and shows the contribution that ‘wine art’ has made to paintings throughout the ages from renaissance masterpieces to modern hilarious cartoons and striking posters.

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January 2020

Ai Weiwei : “Everything is art. Everything is politics”

08/01/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Examine the provocative and often beautiful work of the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei in the context of dissident art in modern China. Having collaborated successfully in the design of the Bird’s Nest Stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics, he was arrested by police for fighting ‘the system’. He remains a committed artist despite the odds.

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February 2020

Artemisia Gentileschi

12/02/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Artemisia Gentileschi, (1593 -1656), the Italian Baroque artist, is now considered to be one of the most accomplished painters in the generation following that of Caravaggio. In an era when female painters were not easily accepted find out how she became the first woman member of the Accademia delle Arti del Disegno in Florence.

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March 2020

Packing Up the Nation

11/03/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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This is the gripping and sometimes hilarious story of how heroic curators and eccentric custodians saved Britain’s national heritage during our Darkest Hour. As Hitler’s forces gathered on the other side of the Channel, men and women from London’s museums, galleries and archives forged extraordinary plans to evacuate their collections.

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April 2020

Tapestry: The Ultimate Wall Decoration

08/04/2020 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Tapestries were once the most expensive of all wall decorations. Often taking years to produce, they graced some of the most significant courts of Europe. This lecture will explore the making of some of the landmark sets by the weavers of Flanders and the Gobelin factory.

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May 2020

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican Painting

13/05/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico. Inspired by Aztec and Maya imagery Rivera's intricate visual narratives adorn the walls of public buildings. Kahlo, arguably Mexico’s most original painter, made herself the principal theme of her art. This lecture chronicles their turbulent marriage and Mexico's history after the 1910 Revolution.

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June 2020

Libya Uncovered

10/06/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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After the Phoenicians settled in the North African ports of Sabratha and Leptis Magna the Greeks built the magnificent city of Cyrene. The Romans followed with Septimus Severus re-creating Leptis Magna, now a world heritage site, as the finest city in Africa. Hear how the coming of Islam changed the old order.

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September 2020

Peggy Guggenheim

09/09/2020 @ 7:30 pm
Onslow Village Hall, The Square, Wilderness Raod
Guildford, Surrery GU2 7QX United Kingdom
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Peggy Guggenheim was the “poor little rich girl” who changed the face of twentieth century art. Ahead of her time, she discovered and nurtured a new generation of artists and through collecting not only their art but the artists themselves, her life was as radical as her collection.

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