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Interested in the Creative Arts?









Join The Arts Society, Hillingdon to enjoy expert lectures, special interest days and stimulating outings.

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

Get discount entry to many UK galleries & museums with an Arts Society Membership Card.

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Come along to one of our lectures for just £7.00 - free if you join on the day!


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 £7 - 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.


Wednesday 10 June

ART DECO PAINTING – BRITAIN, EUROPE and BEYOND   Speaker Dr Scott Andersen

The inter-war period of the 1920s and '30s saw a revolution in the decorative arts and architecture, now known as the Art Deco Style. This lecture focuses on the exciting styles of representational art, the revival of classical themes, portraiture and insights into everyday life and architecture through well known artists such as Tamara de Lempicka, Ernest Proctor, Jean Dupas and lesser known painters Vivian Stringfield and Ruth Miller.

Wednesday 8 July  

SOVIET ART: REVOLUTION

& PROPAGANDA Speaker Jane Angelini

The start of the 20th century Russia was an exciting time for artists, abuzz with new ideas and a sense of freedom.  There was a dynamism which broke free from the old confines, grasping the possibilities of technology, female empowerment and modernity.

However this optimism was challenged after the revolution and progressive young artists began to propagandise revolutionary virtues. The communist ideal was that art must serve the needs of the party and state for the good of all.

Wednesday 12 August

150 YEARS OF DESIGNING THE UNDERGROUND  Speaker Mark Ovendon

This covers surprising attempts to create some graphic unity, even in the 1860s and 70s expansion of the Underground and the need to create some cohesion between the different companies, each bringing very different architectural ideas. We look at the various influences of the Arts and Crafts movement, Streamline Moderne/Art Deco, post war and austerity, recent schemes and future works.

Wednesday 9 September

VELAZQUEZ’ ROKEBY VENUS TO LAS MENINAS  Speaker Lois Oliver

Wednesday 14 October

THE CENTURY OF DECEPTION:

HOAXES IN THE 1700S Speaker Ian Keable

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The Morning Lecture, Life of a Cathedral Chorister, planned for Thursday 2 April, has been cancelled because of the Coronavirus.

The lecture on Wednesday 13 May, The Breughels - Father and Sons, will also not go ahead.  Further lectures remain under consideration.