The Arts Society Dukeries

by | 1 February 2024 | Art, Hobbies, Sherwood

Monthly Arts Society lectures take place at the Civic Centre, Carlton 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.

Together with help for heritage issues and special projects, and also getting children and young people involved in art projects, there are many interesting ways in which people may engage in the arts through the Society.

After a break, the Society’s next lecture is on Wednesday 7th February and is entitled ‘Island Sanctuary – Refugee Artists in Britain from the Huguenots to the Present Day’ by speaker Monica Bohn-Duchen.

Monica says: “Like almost everyone else, I have felt deeply shocked, but also helpless in the face of recent events in Ukraine. However, as an art historian with a long-standing interest in the relationship between art and war and displacement, this lecture highlights the huge contribution refugees from conflict zones around the world, past and present, make to the culture of a different country.”

This lecture will celebrate the achievements against the odds of artists as diverse as miniaturist Isaac Oliver in the 16th century, painters James Tiso in the 19th century, David Bomberg and Lucian Freud in the 20th century – plus many more moving into the late 20th century and beyond.

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. February’s lecture is preceded by the group’s AGM is at 10.30am. 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