Category Archives: Lectures

July Lecture

Next Lecture Wednesday 5 July

‘Masquerades, Music Lessons and Monkeys’

Jane Gardiner brings her delightful lecture to life on eighteenth century porcelain figures. Originally a form of table decoration, moving onto the mantelshelf and then into the china cabinet, we will meet characters from the Commedia del’Arte and the English stage, beggars and pedlars, lovers and musicians, shepherds and shepherdesses, and even the odd monkey!

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June Lecture

Lecture Wednesday 7 June

‘Japanese Architecture, Gardens and Tea-Culture’

Suzanne Perrin presents a fascinating look at Japanese Tea Culture and Gardens, and the elegant rituals which are still widely admired in Japan today. Gardens were designed for a particular purpose such as a strolling garden, a stone garden for contemplation or a tea garden.

Photo by Suzanne Perrin
Photo by Suzanne Perrin

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