The Art Society Dukeries

by | 4 June 2024 | Art, Hobbies, Retford

Monthly Arts Society Dukeries lectures take place in Carlton-in-Lindrick on the first Wednesday of every month. Members of the Society also enjoy two extra Special Interest days, newsletters, a national magazine, a coach holiday and days out to local places of interest.

The Society likes to involve local communities and has produced Trails of the local area, its churches and other special buildings.

Trio of Trails for Tickhill

A new Memory Trail for people living with dementia is available at St Mary’s Church, Tickhill. It has been produced by members of The Arts Society Dukeries and it’s hoped that it will provide a prompt for memories and a stimulus for conversations with a family member or carer. Supported by Tickhill Town Council, it is free and readily available in the church, which is open every day. It is also available to download from a QR code poster in the church or at various locations around the town.

The Memory Trail joins two other free Trails of Discovery made by The Arts Society Dukeries – one a downloadable, interactive town trail for children aged eight to 12 and the second is a Children’s Trail for St Mary’s Church. These are also available from QR code posters around the town.

Coming up…

The next lecture is on Wednesday 5th June and is entitled ‘Fra Angelico – Sweetness and Light’, by speaker Brendon Cassidy.

Born in 1395 and working for most of his life in Florence, during the early Renaissance period, Fra Angelico was unusual, though not unique, in being a painter who was also a cleric. Although he engaged with the revolutionary developments that marked Renaissance art – notably an interest in ancient Roman sculpture and the application of linear perspective – his own paintings retained the almost naive charm of an earlier period.

The July lecture is entitled ‘Packing up the Nation – saving London’s Museums and Galleries in the Second World War’, by speaker Caroline Shenton.

The Society meets at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick, S81 9AP. Tea and coffee are available before the lecture, ready to start by 10.50am and lasting for approximately one hour. Free car parking is available. Members pay an annual subscription; visitors are welcome, paying at the door.

For further information, phone Caroline on 01909 531614 or Gill on 01909 540506, or visit