Art & Coffee Mornings at Southgate Beaumont: 22nd March “Reynolds & the RA”

Art & Coffee Mornings

at Southgate Beaumont

Join us for coffee and conversation as we explore paintings through the ages!

Thursday 22nd March, 10.30am

“Joshua Reynolds – first President of the Royal Academy”

There had been several attempts to found a national school of painting in the 18th century; today we’ll meet Joshua Reynolds – the first President of the Royal Academy whose art and lectures encouraged – and discouraged – generations of British artists.

Reynolds, Joshua, 1723-1792; Sir Joshua Reynolds

Reynolds’ Self-Portrait [1780;  Royal Academy]

The Art & Coffee Mornings are run by Mark Banting and open to anyone with an interest in art history and visual culture.

Free for residents. Non-residents are kindly asked for £2 on the door. Coffee & biscuits provided.

  For further information please email


Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (24th March 2018): The Norwich School of Painters

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery

Saturday 24th March, 10.30am-12.30pm

with Dr ML Banting

The Norwich School of Painting

In the early 19th century, Norwich was home and hub to an extraordinary school of British artists – oil painters and watercolourists – who, inspired by Dutch masters, captured a local ‘sense of place’ equivalent to the artists of Newlyn at the end of the century. From John Crome and John Sell Cotman to the Stannard family we’ll explore landscape, seascapes & still life paintings.


The River at Thorpe, Norfolk by Joseph Stannard (1797–1830)

[Norfolk Museums Service; c/o]

Meetings are held 10.30am – 12.30pm in the Beecroft Gallery lecture theatre.

Each talk costs £10 and includes tea/coffee (biscuits!)

For further information please contact Mark Banting by email or via twitter @TheCommonViewer

These monthly Saturday morning art history talks are educational yet informal and open to anyone with an interest in art.