In the Groove – Talk by Dr Caroline Palmer

sketches_thumbOn Thursday 23rd March 2017, Dr Caroline Palmer, Curator of the Gertrude Hermes Exhibition at Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, will give a talk entitled In the Groove starting at 6.30pm in the Museum, Tudor House, High Street, Broadway.

Caroline Palmer worked as an editor for the art publishers Thames & Hudson before completing her PhD in Art History on the subject of women as connoisseurs and writers on art 1780–1860. A former associate lecturer in the History of Art at Oxford Brookes University, she now supervises the Western Art Print Room of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford. She recently contributed to the Ashmolean’s Great British Drawings catalogue (2015), and co-edited with Carly Collier Discovering Ancient and Modern Primitives: the Travel Journals of Maria Callcott, 1827–28 for the Walpole Society (2016). Caroline has lectured on a variety of subjects for the Ashmolean (Print Room talks), at Chawton House, at the National Gallery and Tate Britain, and she has a particular interest in the work of women artists in the Ashmolean’s collection.

Tickets £10, including a refreshment, available to book in advance book by emailing: housemanager@ashmoleanbroadway.org. 10% discount on all talks and events for Friends of the Museum. For further information about Broadway Museum and Art Gallery visit http://www.ashmoleanbroadway.org/. The Gertrude Hermes Exhibition runs until 1st May 2017.

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Broadway Museum and Art Gallery – Gertrude Hermes Exhibition

Broadway Museum and Art Gallery, Tudor House, 65 High Street, Broadway WR12 7DS opens today, 10th February 2017 at 10am. The new look Museum will feature a few local Broadway panels and an exhibition, curated by Caroline Palmer, on the stunning works of wood engraver Gertrude Hermes OBE. In the Groove: Gertrude Hermes and the Natural World will run until 1st May 2017.

The Museum is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am to 5pm. For more information visit http://www.ashmoleanbroadway.org or tel. 01386 859047.

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Henry Sandon Talk and Valuation Evening, 20th February 2017

Broadway History Society

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On Monday 20th February 2017, ceramics and antiques expert Henry Sandon MBE will give a talk on ‘Worcester China’ starting at 7pm in the Torrington Room at the Lygon Arms Hotel, High Street, Broadway. After his talk, Henry will gladly value any porcelain or china brought along.

This event is free to Members of the Broadway History Society, non-members welcome £3 on the door.

For more information about this event or membership of Broadway History Society please telephone Mary Smith, 01386 853278.

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Starting Family History Workshops at The Hive, Worcester

Do you want to start tracing your family tree and don’t know where to start? Worcester Archive and Archaeology Service are hosting a two part workshop at The Hive (Worcester Library), to give help and advice about how to start tracing your ancestors.

The workshops will run on Wednesday 8th and 15th February from 2-4.30pm and cost £15. Booking required see https://e-services.worcestershire.gov.uk/LibraryEvents/EventDetails.aspx?id=303.

2017 Annual General Meeting

broadway-history-societyThe Society’s 2017 Annual General Meeting will take place on Monday 15th May 2017 starting at 7pm in Broadway Methodist Church Hall.

After the AGM, Committee Member Geoff Sanders, who has studied the 1881 and 1901 censuses of Broadway, will give a talk on Snapshots of Victorian Broadway (The People of the Census Returns).

All welcome. Non-members £3.

John Singer Sargent – Talk by Mary Alexander

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Mary Alexander

On Wednesday 8th February 2017 at 8pm, Mary Alexander will give a talk entitled Fizz and Crackle: Imagination, Innovation and Curiosity in the work of John Singer Sargent at Evesham Arts Centre, Victoria Avenue, Evesham WR11 4QH.

American artist John Singer Sargent RA (1856-1925) made the quiet Cotswolds village of Broadway his home during the mid 1880s, and became a member of the ‘Broadway Colony’ a bohemian crowd of artists and writers living in the village. Whilst in Broadway, Sargent painted what has become his most famous painting Carnation, Lily, Lily, Rose in the gardens of Russell House and Farnham House.

Sargent is regarded as the leading society portrait painter of his generation and Art History lecturer and tutor, Mary Alexander, will explore his extraordinary inventiveness and technical brilliance across a range of media and subjects.

Tickets £7 on the door. For further details tel. 01386 48883.