Current Events:

  1. Six Cities and Their Artists – A course of lectures. Starts 25th September
  2. Paintings inspired by Music and Music inspired by paintings – Peter Medhurst – 30th April 2020
  3. It’s not just Tchaikovsky. The Nutcracker – Nigel Bates – 19th November 2020

Friends of Members  and Supporter Members of The Arts Society are welcome to apply for these events. However, priority is given to members of the Nottingham Society.

Please note that Six Cities Course lecture on Berlin and the Peter Medhurst Study Day will no longer take place because of the extraordinary precautions associated with the Corona Virus (Covid – 19).

Course for 2019/20

Six Cities and Their Artists

Given by Art Historian, Dr Angela Smith

Each of the six study days will begin with an historical overview of the city through its art and architecture followed by a detailed examination of paintings which capture aspects of the city.

Wednesday 25th March 2020 – BERLIN
including Max Lieberman and Georg Grosz

This lecture has been deferred until some time in the future.

Paintings Inspired by Music and Music Inspired by Paintings.

Thursday 30th April 2020

Nottingham Trent University, Conference Centre

This Study Day looks at how one medium has the extraordinary power to inspire another.  The lecture, which spans over 600 years of the arts, analyses a range of related works, bringing together the music of Martinu with the frescoes of Piero della Francesca, Botticelli’s Birth of Venus with Respighi’s Trittico botticelliano, Bocklin’s Isle of the Dead with Rachmaninoff’s symphonic poem and Poet Mondrian’s Boogie Woogie with the piano playing of Albert Ammons.

Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and delivering illustrated lectures on music and the arts. He studied singing and early keyboard instruments at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg. Many of you have already had the pleasure of experiencing one of Peter’s one hour lectures last year.

This study day has been deferred until a future date as a consequence of the extraordinary precautions associated with the Corona Virus (Covid – 19).

This letter has been sent out to all those who booked for the Peter Medhurst Study Day:

Dear participants of the Peter Medhurst Study Day.

By now you will be aware that all Arts Society Nottingham activities have been suspended and we wanted to let you know what is happening with your booking for this Study Day.

We have spoken to Peter Medhurst and with Nottingham Conference Centre and have been able to postpone the event and make a provisional booking for 8th January 2021. 

Your booking for this Study Day is currently being held over for the new date and we will keep you informed of any developments. We emphasize that these arrangements are provisional and all activity of the Society is suspended at the moment.

In the meantime, we hope that you keep well and safe from the Coronavirus.

Best wishes

Monica and Ann