Arts Society Gainsborough and District

by | 1 September 2022 | Art, Gainsborough, Hobbies

The Fine Arts Society meets at the Trinity Centre, Gainsborough on the first Thursday of the month (excepting July and August) at 1.45pm. If you are interested in joining, call Barny Heywood on 07779 023122. Visitors are always welcome at a charge of £7.00.

A light lunch is pre-bookable by emailing; £5.00 each by the preceding Monday.
Their most recent lecture featured Paul Rabbitts, a landscape architect and expert on Bandstands. He gave a fascinating insight into the history of one of our greatest ever institutions – our great British public park.

We have all enjoyed them at some time in our lives but what do we really know about them? Their origins? Did they really start in the Victorian period or do they go even further back? This talk illustrated their origins, talks about the need for parks, the Victorian heyday, what makes a great park, with examples of lodges, lakes, bandstands, fountains and floral displays, to their great decline in the sixties and seventies. However, the subsequent revival has led to a major shift in interest in our parks and once again we are much in love with them.

This was also a highly illustrative talk accompanied by slides with examples of parks from across the UK and their designs and architecture.

On 1st September, Christopher Garibaldi presents on ‘Italian Art and Architecture of the Risorgimento’.
Then on 6th October, Charlie Forman speaks on ‘One Westminster, Six Royal Palaces’.