The Arts Society Alton

Special Interest Day

Romeo and Juliet painting
photo:Southampton Art Gallery
Held in the Spring and Autumn, these Special Interest Days are a popular component of the programme.

We invite an expert to spend the day with a small group to examine a particular topic; past subjects have included exploring Shakespeare as seen through the artist's eye, a practical session on restoring old furniture, days devoted to Picasso, Silver, Winchester, Samplers, English Cathedrals, Jewellery, the Nabateans, Ancient Mexico, the history of opera, the arts and crafts movement in Hampshire, the Romanovs, Georgian houses, 18th century music as well as looking at English porcelain and understanding paintings.

They are sometimes linked to a future visit and are held in a variety of venues and include lunch.

Coming up

Thursday, 14 November 2019

Vivaldi in Venice with Peter Medhurst Vivaldi is the one Baroque composer whose music is a direct reflection of the city in which it was composed. Listen to a Vivaldi concerto and you are transported directly to the heart of 18th century Venice. Against this backdrop and with live musical performances, this study day will explore the amazing world of Vivaldi’s music - music that is as intrinsically Venetian as the canvasses of Canaletto.

Vivaldi and Venice