Art History Mornings at The Beecroft – October 2018 “The Glasgow Boys – from Cockburnspath to Grez-sur-Loing, Pont Aven to Kirkcudbright”

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 27th October, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

The Glasgow Boys

Today we’ll look at the work of those artists who became known as the Glasgow Boys, in particular their experience at the French artists’ colonies of Grez-sur-Loing and Pont Aven in France, and their work at Cocksburnpath and Kirkcudbright in Scotland.

Lavery, John, 1856-1941; Under the Cherry Tree

Image: John Lavery “Under the Cherry Tree” (1884, Ulster Museum 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.

The “Words and Pictures” book club: October 2018

“Life Class” by Pat Barker

Monday 8th October 2018, 2-4pm

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Join us for the Words & Pictures book club where we will be reading and discussing novels in which visual art and artists are relevant to the narrative.

At our October meeting we’ll look at Pat Barker’s “Life Class” and the lives of young artists at the outbreak of the First World War.

Pat Barker’s “Life Class” (2008) is published by Penguin

Image: CRW Nevinson: “La Mitrailleuse” (1915; Tate Britain /

Words & Pictures meets monthly 2-4pm in the glorious surrounds of

The Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

– where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place:

Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP