The Arts Society Dukeries

by | 4 April 2022 | Art, Group meeting, Hobbies, Sherwood, Social Group

Are you interested in ‘the arts’ in all forms? Go along to one of the monthly Arts Society talks at the Civic Centre, Carlton in Lindrick, and enjoy the varied programme planned for 2022.

The Society also enjoys two extra Special Interest days, trips out to places of interest, newsletters, a national magazine and a holiday for members; full details are on their website.

The next lecture is on Wednesday 6th April and is titled ‘150 Years of London Underground Design’, with speaker Mark Ovenden.

This talk covers surprising attempts to create some graphic unity, even in the 1860s and 70s, the expansion of the Underground and the need to create some cohesion between the different operating companies. Find out about Leslie Green’s architecture and the Arts and Crafts movement, Frank Pick, Edward Johnston’s typeface, Charles Holden’s architecture and the Streamline Moderne / Art Deco movement, the New Works Programme, post-war austerity and design, Victoria Line, the loss of Johnston and rescue by Kono, the Jubilee Line extension and architecture, creation of TfL, recent schemes and future works including the Elizabeth Line / Northern Line extension to Battersea.

The Society meets at the Civic Centre, Long Lane, Carlton-in-Lindrick, S81 9AP. Tea and coffee are available from 10.00am, ready to start by 11.00am and lasting for approximately one hour. Free car parking is available. The cost of the lecture is £7.00.

The May lecture is ’The Art of the Cartoonist’, given by Harry Venning.

On 8th June the Society will enjoy a visit to Wentworth Woodhouse by coach.

Wentworth Woodhouse is a Grade 1 listed country house in the village of Wentworth. It is one of the largest stately houses in Europe, surrounded by 50 acres of private parks and gardens. The building comprises two joined houses with more than 300 rooms.

The gardens consist of wildflower meadows, ancient trees, formal gardens, follies and monuments. The visit will include an introductory talk by Dame Julie Kenny DBE DL, Chair of Trustees of the Wentworth Woodhouse Preservation Trust.

For further details call Suzanne on 01909 290488 or Gill on 01909 540506, or contact Suzanne on suzannemorris24@sky.com. Alternatively, see www.theartssociety.org/Dukeries.