On Wednesday 3rd May, Jenny Rowley-Bowen will be giving a talk on Snowshill and Snowshill Manor in Snowshill Village Hall starting at 7.30pm.
Jenny manages Snowshill Manor (a National Trust property), organises conservation work and leads a team of Conservation Assistants at the Manor, and her talk will present new research about the village and the role of the Manor once owned by the eccentric Charles Wade. Over his lifetime, Charles Wade amassed a large collection of cultural artifacts each with their own unique story. Jenny will recount some of the stories from the collection and talk about the on-going archaeological excavation of a model village that Charles Wade had built in the grounds which over the years fell into disrepair.
The talk is an open event, all welcome.
On 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: firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.
Photo: Museum of Royal Worcester
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.
On Monday 16th November at 7pm in The Community Room, The Court, Russell Square, Broadway, Jon Goldswain give a talk on Sir Edward Elgar titled ‘Elgar from Cradle to Grave’. Non-members welcome £3.
Sir Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
Inaugurated in June 2015, Broadway History Society has been set up to:
- Promote the understanding of and study the history of the village of Broadway, in the county of Worcestershire.
- Arrange meetings, walking tours, talks and other events on a broad ‘history’ theme to include visits to local historical building or sites.
- To provide a forum for the reporting, debate and discussion of issues relating to Broadway’s history and to share knowledge of the community and local area.
- To be an educational and non-profit making society.
Membership is open to all (individual £10 p.a., joint £15). For more details please contact Mary Smith (Hon. Treasurer) tel. 01386 853278.
Meetings will take place in 2015/16 on the following dates:
- Monday 21st September, 7pm in Broadway Methodist Church Hall, an illustrated talk by Gordon Franks ‘The Centenary of the Lifford Hall’.
- Monday 19th October, 7pm in Broadway Methodist Church Hall, an illustrated talk by Sarah McCormick Healy ‘Arts & Crafts in the Cotswolds’.
- Monday 16th November, 7pm in The Community Room, The Court, Russell Square, Broadway, a talk by Jon Goldswain on ‘Elgar from Cradle to Grave’.
- Monday 14th December , 7pm at The Court, High Street, Broadway. Christmas drinks and a talk by Michael de Navarro on ‘Mary Anderson de Navarro’.
- Monday 18th January 2016, 7pm in Broadway Methodist Church Hall, at talk by Graham Downie on ”The Fairground Calendar’.
- Monday 15th February, TBA.
- Monday 21st March, TBA.
- Monday 18th April, 7pm, venue to be confirmed. A talk by Liz Eyre on the Lygon Arms Hotel,
- Monday 16th May. Annual General Meeting.