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Crossing Continents - Northern Lights Jo Walton Thursday 05 March 2020

In this Special Interest Day we will look at some of the ways in which artistic ideas have moved across, around and between continents.  Concentrating on Northern Europe, we will consider some of the historical forces that have shaped European Culture through war and conquest but also through trade, exploration and fashion.

After a historical introduction, we will concentrate on developments across the past 150 years – taking as many examples as possible from art that picture and reflect real lives and domestic interiors.  We will meet painters, interior designers and dress reformers, as well as idealistic architects.  But we will also see how art and politics collide and how the Nazi hatred of the avant garde forced artists to move to survive so spreading artistic ideas even more widely than before.

Jo Walton has combined teaching and lecturing with a career in art bookselling and has been a volunteer guide at both Tate Britain and Tate Modern.  Now she is a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society, the Art Fund and Friends of Dulwich Picture Gallery and for local art societies.

10.00 – 10.30   Coffee

10.30 – 11.30   Session 1

11.45 – 12.45   Session 2

12.45 – 14.00   Lunch

14.00 – 15.00   Session 3

Venue:  David Rayner Building, Scotsdales Garden Centre

Cost:    £27.50 (includes coffee and lunch)


The Arts Society South Cambs cannot be held responsible for accident, loss damage or theft of Members’ personal property.  Members are covered against proven liability to Third Parties.  Refunds can only be made if a replacement from the waiting list is available.  If you change your plans, please inform Chris Macpherson by email or phone 01223 564675.


To be sent with cheque to Chris Macpherson, Granary Barn, 1A Chapel Street, Duxford, Cambridge, CB22 4RJ.

Please reserve       places on the Jo Walton Special Interest Day on Thursday, 5th March 2020.

I enclose a cheque for £       (£27.50 per person) made payable to The Arts Society South Cambs.


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