Ilanah Dance


Chairman’s  Newsletter

 We are offering  an exciting programme of first class monthly lectures for 2020 on subjects ranging from The Art of Illusion to Stained Glass in the Age of George III.

This is an exciting time as we launch our back-to-back lecture sessions. The first starts at 10.30am, second at 12.30pm but, for both, please be seated at least 10 minutes beforehand. The changes made at Broadway provide more comfortable, spacious seating, a higher quality visual experience and importantly will enable the society to remove the waiting list. We positively welcome new member applications so please tell your friends.

As well as attending our lectures we hope you will participate in our other events. We have a study day presented by Peter Medhurst on the relationship between Art and Music on 30th April, a trip to Compton Verney Art Gallery and park on 26th March and the Six Cities Course of lectures by Angie Smith continues.

We are pleased to announce that Broadway has agreed a 50p saving to members on “Silver Screen” films each Thursday but only if you show your current pink membership card.

Last year, we supported a  3rd year  arts student at Nottingham Trent University, Lucy Bentley. She is researching and producing wallpaper designs based on William Morris and has been selected to exhibit at the New Talent area of the Surface Design show in London in February. We wish her good luck in her career. Two bursaries have been awarded for this year. The first is to Ally Powell, a ceramacist who is developing lighting pieces for her final project and the second to Alice Peake who is creating a range of heritage textiles and furnishing accessories.

There is some confusion about the membership cards. The small card (credit card size) is issued by The Arts Society nationally but the grey card relates to your Nottingham Society. This has the programme on the back and your individual membership number on the front.

We are also trying to make booking for events easier. Initially this has involved payment by bank transfer but we hope to add booking online later in the year.

Finally I very much look forward to meeting you all over the next few weeks in what promises to be an exciting time for our society. With the excellent support of all the Committee, we are hoping to build on our success with the new changes. As ever, if you would like to be part of the organising team for any aspects of the Society, we would welcome that. No experience is needed although some familiarity with computing is useful.

Ilanah Dance