Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery (September 2019): The Futurists


Art History Mornings at The Beecroft Gallery
Saturday 28th September 10.30am-12.30pm
with Dr ML Banting

The Futurists

Our explorations of Post-Impressionist art continue as we enter the whirl of Futurism led by the poet Marinetti and extending from Milan to Paris, London to Moscow. Its dramatic visual effect was challenging, but it inspired a wave of radical experimentation across Europe on the eve of the Great War.

Gino Severini: The Boulevard (1910; The Estorick Collecton;

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.

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The Words & Pictures book club (16th Sept. 2019) – “Carrington’s Letters” ed. Anne Chisholm

Monday 16th September 2019, 2-4pm

The Gleneagles Tea Rooms

Join us for the our monthly Words & Pictures book club meeting when we will be reading and discussing books (fiction and non-fiction) in which art and artists are either the subject or the inspiration.

This month: “Carrington’s Letters” edited by Anne Chisholm, which reveal the truly extraordinary – experimental, often tumultuous and ultimately tragic – life of the artist Dora Carrington who was so closely associated with the Bloomsbury group.

Along the way we’ll view some of her art – paintings, prints and decorations.

Carringtons Letters

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

The Gleneagles Tea Rooms

– where there is tea and cake a-plenty!

Gleneagles Tea Rooms

All welcome but please email me to reserve your place:
Gleneagles Guesthouse
5-6 Clifftown Parade
Southend-on-Sea, Essex SS1 1DP