The Arts Society Dukeries

by | 18 October 2020 | Art, Hobbies

The Wednesday 3rd April meeting of the Arts Society Dukeries will be a lecture by Susan Kay-Williams called ‘With Just a Needle and Thread’. This constantly changing lecture features a wide variety of work from the RSN collection and from current and recent students. Showcasing many embroidery techniques, this lecture will open eyes as to just what can be achieved with a needle and thread.

The society’s meetings are held at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick S81 9AP. Doors open at 10.00am for coffee and the lecture is 11.00am to 12.00pm approximately. Visitors are very welcome to meetings at a cost of £6.00 per lecture. There is a free car park at the centre. For further details of the lecture programme and about the society, please speak to Suzanne on 01909 290488 or Gill on 01909 540506 or see

In addition, the society is having a special interest day on ‘Fashion and Jewellery’. On Friday 12th April, Andrew Prince will give three lectures called ‘The Changing face of Fashion and Jewellery’ at the Civic Centre, Carlton-in-Lindrick from 10.00am to 3.00pm.

This special day allows members and visitors to hear three lectures on the changes in fashion and jewellery over the years, from Downton to Gatsby 1890 to 1929 and the Glamour years to 1959. Andrew Prince has had a life passion for jewellery since childhood. A visit at nine years old to the V&A Museum when it was exhibiting a dazzling display of Renaissance jewellery led to his decision to follow a career in jewellery. When he was about to leave school, he went to Sotheby’s Auction of the Duchess of Windsor’s jewellery and at 16 years started work at London’s Bond Street working for the Antique Roadshow’s expert Ian Harris. Later he joined the renowned contemporary jeweller Elizabeth Cage and worked with her on the design and productive side of the business. Over the years he developed his interest in costume jewellery leading him to create all forms of jewellery for both film and TV, in particular Downton Abbey — he will bring some of these items to the Study Day including a magnificent tiara worn at a ball in the series. For further details visit

The day costs £28.00 to include tea and coffee, but not lunch. There is free parking on site. The centre is open at 10.00am, before starting the first lecture at 10.30am. For further details or to purchase tickets, please contact Anne at