Arts Society Dukeries

by | 2 October 2018 | Art, Group meeting, Hobbies, Retford, Rotherham

The Arts Society Dukeries’ next meeting is on Wednesday 1st November at 1.50pm in St Anne’s Church Hall, Worksop S80 1NJ, when the lecture will be on ‘Medieval Life through the Luttrell Psalter’ by Simon Tomson.

Simon will deliver a slide illustrated lecture on the amazing Luttrell Psalter, a mid-14th century illuminated manuscript written in neighbouring Lincolnshire and showing in great clarity aspects of agricultural, manorial and town life in and around Stamford c.1340AD. The manuscript portrays the people and tools sympathetically and with pathos and humour — a ‘warts and all’ look at medieval life through the perceptive use of the 14th century artist(s) of a Stamford Friary.

The next lecture is on Wednesday 6th December, when the subject will be ‘A 21st Century Renaissance: Chatsworth and the Devonshire collection in the modern age’ by Simon Seligman.

Visitors 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
The society is holding a Study Day from 10.00am to 2.45pm on Friday 24th November, which is open to non-members as well as members. Study days give members an opportunity to explore subjects in more depth than at the monthly lectures and this time Dr David Bostwick will give an illustrated talk on ‘The Tudor and Stuart Country House’. He will be covering architectural style, decoration and the way rooms were used, as well as telling us about Bramall Hall, an early-Tudor country house rediscovered. The cost is £25.00 per person, which includes tea and coffee. Please bring a packed lunch. To book please call Val on 01777 228918. The venue is St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue. Worksop S80 1NJ.