Events

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10 Jul 2022 - Betchworth and Buckland Summer BBQ

Location: Buckland Village Green
Contact: See details above

10 Jul 2022 - FABB Magic Show

Location: Buckland Village Green
Contact: See above details

18 Jul 2022 - The Arts Society Betchworth presents "Double Dutch: Symbols, Emblems & Double-Entendre in Dutch Genre Painting"

THE ARTS SOCIETY BETCHWORTH JULY 2022 LECTURE IN BETCHWORTH VILLAGE MEMORIAL HALL (AND AT HOME BY ZOOM) FOR MEMBERS AND VISITORS


A FASCINATING HOUR
ON Monday 18th July 2022 at 2.30pm 

Double Dutch: Symbols, Emblems & Double-Entendre in Dutch Genre Painting

The merchants of seventeenth century Holland filled their town houses with paintings. A favourite subject was scenes of everyday life: depicting behaviour both good … and bad. But these upright Calvinist citizens rejected Catholic Baroque melodrama. They wanted nothing to alarm the in-laws or corrupt the children. Innocent objects hint at adult themes: plucked chickens and lap dogs, lutes and virginals, oysters and artichokes, foot warmers and bed warmers. This is a world of subtle hints and double-entendre, spoken through a language of symbols, emblems and motifs.

OUR LECTURER LYNNE GIBSON

Lynne works as a freelance lecturer in the History of Art having originally trained as a fine artist and has taught painting, drawing and printmaking in higher and adult education.

Lynne lectured as an art historian for the universities of Sussex and Bristol where she introduced ‘Understanding Art’ to the Lifelong Learning programme and residential summer schools.

Lynne gives talks, lectures and guided tours to a wide range of organisations and institutions including ARCA colleges, the National Trust, National Gallery, art museums and art societies and has worked as a professional artist specialising in oil painting and etching.

If you are not a member (we are recruiting new members now) do come as a visitor either to the hall or by Zoom. Zooming is not complicated and we provide easy to follow instructions.  Join us on Monday, July 18th at 2.30 pm for this stimulating, illustrated lecture. It is free for members but you are welcome to attend as a visitor for £5.  Ring Christine Smart on 01737 841597.

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Location: See details above
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