The Arts Society Alton

Alton Decorative and Fine Arts Society - 2020 Programme

All lectures are held in The Forum, Alton College unless otherwise indicated.


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14 January

‘io Saturnalia’ - a Roman celebration                               Gillian Hovell

11 February

Raphael - a master in the making
[500th anniversary of his death]                                           Sian Walters

10 March

The Kelmscott Chaucer of our times -
creating a contemporary binding                                           Dominic Riley

14 April

The Borgias - the most infamous family in history           Sarah Dunant

12 May

Dame Laura Knight - from Newlyn to Nuremberg             Bernard Allan

9 June

The Dowager Empress Cixi                                                David Rosier

8 September

The drama behind the Taj Mahal                                       Oliver Everett

13 October

English caricature from Hogarth to Punch                        Andrew Davies

10 November

Pots and Frocks - the world of Grayson Perry                   Ian Swankie

8 December

Byzantium Heaven and Earth                                             John Osborne