If you have an interest in the arts and would like to learn more, join the Arts Society Dukeries. They are the local group of the National Arts Society Association.Usually, they have monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre in Carlton-in-Lindrick and two extra, Special Interest / Study Days. They have trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members.
As their normal meetings cannot take place during the COVID-19 pandemic and it may well be sometime before they will meet in person again, virtual lectures, using Zoom, have been organised. Their morning lectures are open to non-members, who are invited to join in and watch for a small fee. They have no lectures in January and will start their 2021 programme in February:
- Wednesday 3rd February, 10.30am for 11.00am start for one hour approximately: ‘Chinamania – the impact of Chinese porcelain on European taste, collecting and display’
When the very first Chinese porcelains found their way to Europe, their beauty and fragility led to a widespread fashion for housing and displaying collections of Chinese blue-and-white; and spawned a whole range of European imitations.