Art History Mornings at The Beecroft (29th June 2019): The Camden Town Group

Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 29th June, 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

The Camden Town Group

Named after the area in north London in which Walter Sickert lived and painted, the Camden Town Group was formed in the wake of the Post-Impressionist Exhibition. As we’ll explore today, the Camden Town artists painted mainly urban and suburban scenes, exploring the modern world, everyday life, class and gender and often experimenting with brilliant colour.

Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table 1916-7 by Harold Gilman 1876-1919

Image: Harold Gilman – Mrs Mounter at the Breakfast Table (1916; Tate)

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 (10th June 2019): Imagined Lives

The Words & Pictures Book Club

“Imagined Lives”

including stories by John Banville, Tracy Chevalier & Joanna Trollope

Monday 10th June 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 June meeting we’ll look at “Imagined Lives: Portraits of Unknown People” – a collection of fictional biographies based on several unidentified portraits in the National Portrait Gallery.

Imagined Lives

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