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Membership costs just £54.00 per year, excluding Special Interest Days and Outings.

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Lectures are held at Winston Churchill Theatre, Pinn Way, Ruislip HA4 7QL.  Special Interest Days are held at Uxbridge Golf Club, The Drive, Uxbridge UB10 8AQ.  Non-members are welcome to come to Lectures for just £9 - free if you join on the day. For Special Interest Days non-members not attending a Lecture should telephone Sylvia Jones (01895 677041) or Pam Cook (01895 833725) for details.


As many of you have already heard we have been researching ways to save money in order to keep our Society solvent.

Various alternative venues which were cheaper and gave similar accommodation were inspected, but none had the range of facilities that we enjoy at the Winston Churchill Theatre.

We tried the Lounge at our meeting on the 14 August.  Instead of using the Auditorium for the lecture, the seating was laid out with arrangements similar to those at the Golf Club.   

The projection and sound facilities worked well, and many members present said they preferred the friendly atmosphere. We will go on using the Auditorium for future meetings, but with the opportunity of switching in spring next year.

Lounge exterior,

 Winston Churchill Theatre

Amedeo Clemente Modigliani (1884 – 1920) was an Italian Jewish painter and sculptor who worked mainly in France. He is known for portraits and nudes in a modern style characterized by elongation of faces and figures, that were not received well during his lifetime, but later found acceptance.

Modigliani spent his youth in Italy, where he studied the art of antiquity and the Renaissance until he moved to Paris in 1906. There he came into contact with prominent artists such as Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brâncuși. Modigliani's œuvre includes paintings and drawings.

From 1909 to 1914, however, he devoted himself mainly to sculpture. His main subject was portraits and full figures of humans, both in the images and in the sculptures. During his life, Amedeo Modigliani had little success, but after his death he achieved greater popularity and his works of art achieved great popularity.

Julian Halsby studied History of Art at Cambridge. Formerly Senior Lecturer and Head of Department at Croydon College of Art. Publications include Venice - the Artist's Vision, The Art of Diana Armfield RA, Dictionary of Scottish Painters, A Hand to Obey the Demon's Eye, Scottish Watercolours 1740-1940, A Private View - David Wolfers and the New Grafton Gallery. Julian Halssby interviews artists for the Artist Magazine and is a member of the International Association of Art Critics and The Critics  


Wednesday 11 Sept at 2.00 pm Lecturer Julian Halsby