St Barbe Museum & Art Gallery

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Some People I have met

Some People I have met

Starts: May 4 - 7:30pm
Ends: May 4 - 8:30pm

Sir John Coles
Friday 4 May. Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm
All Welcome – Non-members £5

Sir John Coles was Head of the Diplomatic Service and Permanent Under-Secretary at the Foreign Office from 1994 to 1997. Earlier he was High Commissioner to Australia, Ambassador to Jordan and Private Secretary to the Prime Minister. He will talk about a number or people – heads of state, politicians, sportsmen and others – whom he has met at various times in the past.


The Art of Confusion

The Art of Confusion

Starts: June 1 - 7:30pm
Ends: June 1 - 8:30pm

Norman Wilkinson and his ‘Dazzle’ painting team
Dr James Taylor, FRSA Former curator at the National Maritime Museum, author, lecturer and exhibition organiser
Friday 1 June. Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm
All Welcome – Non-members £5

In 1917, on a patrol ship in the dangerous waters around Britain, the artist and illustrator Norman Wilkinson had a brainwave: To create the ‘Art of Confusion’ to protect Allied ships. This talk reveals more about the man behind the Dazzle, his artists and their wide-ranging work.


Coming up...

Coming up...

Starts: July 13 - 7:30pm
Ends: December 7 - 7:30pm

Looking Back and Forward at the A&T
The Curry family’s involvement in local journalism
Eddie Curry, Director, New Milton Advertiser and Lymington Times
Friday 13 July Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

Allen Seaby: Art and Nature
By Martin Andrews, Lecturer in typography and graphic design, Reading University and now an artist and printmaker.
Friday 7 September Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

East Cliff Hall: A Victorian Villa
By Sarah Newman, Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum Manager and former St Barbe Community and Exhibitions Officer
Friday 5 October Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

Berthon and his Boats
Rev E. L. Berthon and the folding boats that he designed.
By Phoebe Merrick, Chairman Romsey Local History Society
Friday 2 November Doors open 7.00pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm

St Barbe Christmas Reception
Friday 7 December 6pm to 7.30pm