What’s on at the Club tomorrow
Tomorrow will be a presentation by Dr. Brett Lewis entitled “Travels with a Camera – Wildlife and Biodiversity”.
Next week (Thursday 12 October) is our AGM. I’m re-attaching the papers, which please print out and bring to the AGM with you. It is also hand in for Round 1 of the Mono Print Competition.
To those who scored a 20 in Round 1 of the Colour Print competition
Advanced: Steve Jones “English Electric Lighting (Awaiting Restoration)” and two for Vera Stevens “In Between” and “Rooftops of Dubrovnik”
Improvers: Julie Langman “High and Dry” and Cheryl Morris “Where’s my Fish?”
Next Club Outing- Saturday 28 October
Will be to visit Folkestone where their Triennial is taking place. More details to follow, but in the meantime take a look at their website. www.folkestonetriennial.org.uk
What’s on soon
The 25th Tenterden Folk Festival – Thursday 5 to Sunday 8 October
Four days of folk song, music, dance, crafts and traditions. Free events include: craft and street stalls, speciality foods, music stalls, free music stage, dance stage, Morris dancers, Appalachian dancers, European dancers, Asian dancers, dance displays, procession, song and music sessions, street theatre, etc. Ticketed events: concerts, barn dance, special shows, workshops, meet the guests, folk clubs, etc.
Find more details at www.tenterdenfolkfestival.org.uk
Fun Palaces 2017
During the first weekend of October, people all over the country are getting together in the name of art and science and setting up temporary Fun Palaces. The campaign is based on an idea conceived by the late theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price in 1961 to create a ‘laboratory of fun’ for children and adults alike; a place where people could get creative, learn to do something or watch someone else doing it. For its fourth year, already 40 palaces have been planned to pop up across London, including at The National Maritime Museum, Museum of London, Camden Town, Westminster Abbey and St James’ Piccadilly. To find a Fun Palace near you, visit funpalaces.co.uk/discover
China Changing Festival – Saturday 7 October from 10:00am – South Bank Centre
Bringing a dose of current Chinese culture to the Southbank, China Changing Festival showcases artists practising in the country and inspiring work from British based Chinese and South East Asian makers. See ‘China’s Oprah Winfrey’, Hung Huang, in conversation, catch a screening of ‘Around China with a Movie Camera’ an epic filmic journey into the history of China and see the myth of a modern Mu-Lan told through wu-shu martial arts. See the full programme here, around half of which is free of charge.
Moon Fest UK – Saturday 7 October
Gather in Chinatown for the lively Moon Fest UK celebrations during the Chinese Mid-Autumn festival. Expect traditional music, lion dance performances and family workshops across Chinatown from 12 noon plus delicious moon cake stalls. Don’t miss the chance to see the Chinese Moon Goddess at the Newport Place stage at 2:00pm; she will give away free Chinese lanterns to the first 200 visitors.
Fireworks at the O2 – Saturday 7 October 6:25 pm – 7:05 pm
For some reason, there will be a fireworks display centred on the O2 InterContinental Hotel in North Greenwich. Probably a private party, but fireworks are rather public affairs, so something to look out for if in the area. According to an air traffic warning, the fireworks can be released any time from 18:25 to 19:05.
Dalí / Duchamp at Royal Academy of Arts – from 7 October to 3 January 2018
Explore the lives and artistic talents of two conceptual and surrealist art masters in the Dalí / Duchamp exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Discover the friendship, mutual admiration and inspiration shared by Salvador Dalí and Marcel Duchamp and observe each artist’s ability to play with the viewer’s sense of perspective in more than 80 paintings, sculptures and films. Using the three key themes of Identities, The Body and the Object and Experimenting with Reality, learn more about the artists’ personal lives and public personas, as well as their innovative points of view about time and space.
Art Autumn at Kew Gardens – from 7 to 29 October 2017va
Celebrate the ephemeral beauty of the natural world as the seasons change with Artful Autumn at Kew Gardens. Explore 16 outdoor works of art by four different artists scattered across the botanic gardens. Take a stroll past the undulating forms of Julia Clarke’s willow installations, Claudia Wegner’s fungi-inspired paintings, and Woody Fox Willow’s figures and animal forms made from natural materials. Then, take a seat on one of Nigel Ross’s wooden sculptures and view the magical foliage of thousands of trees as they change from lush greens into a kaleidoscope of fiery colours.
And don’t miss Rebecca Louise Law: Life in Death, an awe-inspiring installation of 375,000 plants and flowers created by the British artist. Taking inspiration from the funeral garlands of the Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Ramesses II in the collection at Kew, Law suspends 1,000 individually sewn garlands in the Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art, Kew Gardens, for a spectacularly immersive experience until 11 March.
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