The Arts Society Dukeries May 2021

by | 4 May 2021 | Art, Hobbies, Retford, Rotherham, Sherwood, Worksop

The Arts Society Dukeries’ next online lecture is by Mark Cottle on Wednesday 5th May at 10.30am for an 11.00am start and is entitled ‘Photographic Odyssey: Shackleton’s Endurance Expedition Captured on Camera’.
On Ernest Shackleton’s third Antarctic expedition in 1914 his ship, the Endurance, was trapped and eventually crushed in the pack ice. After camping for five months on the ice, Shackleton’s men rowed to the remote Elephant Island. From there, Shackleton sailed for help to South Georgia over 800 miles away. Over three months later he returned to rescue the crew of the Endurance. Frank Hurley, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, was the expedition’s official photographer. His photographs are a visual narrative of an epic journey which captures with great artistry new and amazing landscapes within which a remarkable human drama is played out. The aim of the lecture is to capture Hurley’s achievements as a photographer of the Antarctic in the first flush of human contact when it was still essentially terra incognita.
Do you have an interest in the arts? Then, The Arts Society Dukeries could be for you. They normally hold monthly lecture meetings at the Civic Centre, Carlton, as well as two extra Special Interest Study days, trips out to places of interest and a holiday for members. Their face-to-face activities cannot happen at the minute, but they are continuing to offer members a varied programme of arts lectures by Zoom technology.
These online lectures are arranged until the summer, though the speakers concerned could attend in person once we are able to meet back at the Civic Centre, Carlton. These morning Zoom lectures, last for about an hour, and are open to members and friends plus non-members, invited to contact the group and watch for a small fee. Their newsletters and national magazines are continuing.
The June lecture is on Wednesday 2nd June at 11.00am, called ‘The Mystery of Holbein’s Ambassadors’. The speaker is Anthony Russell.
For further details please call Chairman Suzanne on 01909 290488 or visit