The Arts Society Dukeries

by | 9 January 2021 | Art

St John’s Church, Carlton in Lindrick was busy all day on Thursday 12th October, when classes from both village schools helped launch a new Children’s Trail. The trail was created by a small group of volunteers from The Arts Society Dukeries and comprises a question sheet for the children and an answer sheet for the accompanying adult. It is designed for children aged eight to 12 with the aim of helping the children to look more carefully at the furnishings, fittings, art and history of this beautiful ancient building.

The Year 5 class from Kingston Park Academy came along in the morning, while Year 6 from Ramsden Primary attended the afternoon session. All the children worked hard, behaved very well and hopefully learnt lots from the experience. The trail is now available in St John’s for future visitors.

The Arts Society Dukeries meets at 1.50pm on the first Wednesday of the month at St Anne’s Church Hall, Worksop. The next talk on Wednesday 6th December is ‘A 21st Century Renaissance: Chatsworth and the Devonshire collection in the modern age’ by Simon Seligman.

Since the 1950s, Chatsworth and its collections have undergone a renaissance under the leadership of first the 11th, and now the 12th, Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. This lecture paints a portrait of Devonshire’s treasure house in the modern age, illustrating the extensive recent decorative and furnishing renovations in the house and the restoration of historic interiors, stonework and works of art. The lecture also includes work by modern and contemporary artists in the collection at Chatsworth including Lucian Freud, Elisabeth Frink, David Hockney and David Nash, to Richard Long, Allen Jones, Michael Craig-Martin and Edmund de Waal.

There will be no lecture in January. The group’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 7th February 2018, followed by a lecture by Linda Smith on ‘Women’s Representation in Art’. are very welcome to come to meetings at a cost of £6.00 per lecture. There is a free car park at the hall and coffee and tea are available after the lecture. For further details of the full lecture programme and about the Society, please speak to Anthony on 01909 731415 or Gill on 01909 540506 or see .