The government has strongly advised the over 70s and vulnerable people to socially distance themselves, as much as possible, for around 12 weeks and it is therefore, with regret, that your committee has decided to cancel our lecture meetings for the remainder of our operational year; April – July inclusive. We need to prioritise the well-being of the majority of our members and I trust we have your support and understanding in taking these measures.
There are a number of Visits, Workshops and Away Days planned for the remainder of our year and these will be assessed separately and closer to the time. But for the time being, please note that the Kalumba visit and the Visit to Berkeley Castle and Dr Jenner’s House are cancelled.
We will keep you updated by both email and the website.
On a lighter note – I’m sure there are many of you who will be using your time, during this period, to pursue your art based hobbies – whether painting, sculpting, embroidering, photography, composing etc etc. PLEASE send me photos of your work. Let me know a bit about why/how/when you do it (a good chatty piece!) I could then share it with other members. You’re ‘allowed’ to ask for it to be anonymous if you would prefer but I think it would be a good way for us to stay connected! You might have had a career in an art based subject… please let us know!
Jackie Jones (Chairperson)
The 2019/2020 Season
Now comfortably into 2020 and well into our programme of Lectures for this season with an exciting Away Visit ahead of us.
Our lecture Season contains a wonderful mix of topics, all delivered by well recognised and respected lecturers. Our lecture for 7th April is The Easter Story by Richard Box and you can find out much more from the ‘Lectures’ menu tab above.
We are delighted to have made a contribution to The Art Society Magazine, Spring Edition (page 58) with the publication of Lucy Fitzwilliams-Lay’s painting Conventional. She received the Society’s sponsorship through Young Arts and was one of 200 entries submitted for the 2020 awards. From this there were 41 finalists and you will be able to see her work exhibited in London at The Mall Galleries (19 – 29 February) and The Royal Over-Seas League (5 March – 19 April). You can find out more Here.
Our Away Visit later in the year is’ The Palaces & Art of Bologna, Ravenna, Mantova & Padova’ and you can find out much more under the ‘Visits’ menu tab.
We are a very active Society and you can see our full Diary Dates by Clicking Here.
Welcome from our Chairperson
THE ARTS SOCIETY KINGTON LANGLEY is an affiliated member of The Arts Society, a leading education charity with a global network of 385 societies bringing people together through a shared interest in the arts.
We meet monthly at 11.00am on the 1st Tuesday of the month (except August and September) to hear excellent lecturers share their specialist knowledge about the arts. Our meeting place is The Village Hall, Church Rd, Kington Langley, Chippenham SN15 5NJ.
In addition, we offer study days, visits to places of interest, visits to gardens of interest and an annual ‘away visit’ to a major town or city in either UK or Europe.
We run a Young Arts Programme giving grants to support arts related projects for the students and specialist training for staff in our local schools.
We also offer volunteering opportunities to include heritage causes and children’s trails of discovery.
Please explore our website to find out more about us and how you can join the society.
Jackie Jones (Chairperson)