The Arts Society Nottingham
Welcome back to our 2020/21 season. It is heartening to know we now have over 480 members that have rejoined, including some new members, to whom we give a warm welcome. A gentle reminder those who haven’t yet returned their membership renewal form, to do so ASAP. Otherwise it is difficult to keep you in touch with events and changes that might arise due to the current restrictions.
We have now purchased a professional Zoom license through The Arts Society, which will enable us to deliver our full programme of lectures this season. Moreover, it gives us complete freedom in terms of the length of the meeting and number of attendees. All lectures will start promptly at 11am on the second Wednesday of the month and through our Zoom chat facility you will be able to type in questions during the lecture, some of which will be answered at the end with a Q & A session.
Where possible our study days will still go ahead in an online abbreviated form and as the season progresses we hope to introduce some informal Zoom coffee mornings where you can meet members of the committee.
Feedback has been very favourable from those who have viewed the National online lectures. Members have remarked particularly on the advantage of seeing images at close quarters and being able to hear the lecturer clearly.
We draw your attention to two extra lecture/ study day events this autumn that are not included in your programme card.
- Wednesday 9th September (11am): an extra Zoom lecture by Sandy Burnett on. He will deliver his lecture on Beethoven at 250.
- Thursday 19th November (11am): Nigel Bates will deliver an abbreviated study day lecture on In the Kingdom of Sweets – The Nutcracker Suite.
Because of the fluidity of the Covid restrictions we can’t state with any certainty that we will be back at Broadway this season, but rest assured we will keep you updated with our monthly email newsletter. Any outings and study days that have been previously paid for have been deferred.
From all the Committee we would like to thank you for your patience and support and do continue to feedback your ideas for future lectures and study days.
Chair TAS Nottingham
The Arts Society is continuing to be active whilst we are mindful of Covid-19.
This message is intended to keep you informed on what The Arts Society (at National Level) is doing to try and fill the void whilst our activities are suspended, and to suggest some internet sites you may wish to look at to be able to continue enjoying some of the arts during this difficult period.
Please note that you may not be able to connect to the websites directly if you click on the addresses here, in which case, you should copy the address and paste it on your browser, or just type it in.
TAS have started a number of initiatives which you may find useful.
The first place to look is actually on The Arts Society website
From the menu select Arts, News and Features where there are a number of interesting articles. Whilst on the website you may like to register your email address so that you are kept up to date with the latest actions and facilities being offered by The Arts Society.
TAS New Initiatives for the Coronavirus Period:
There is a new website
Its objective is to provoke discussions amongst the entire population of committee
members and/or general members about the arts.
This will be launched and available to all members during the week commencing 6th April. There should be a general announcement but you may wish to keep an eye on the TAS website
TAS on YouTube
TAS has set up its own YouTube Channel which will enable Lecturers to deliver live or recorded talks. The first broadcast is scheduled for 7th April.
Type The Arts Society into the search option within YouTube.
Internet Arts Programmes
A number of art galleries, opera companies, orchestras and theatres are providing recordings of exhibitions and concerts either on their own websites and often on YouTube which I suggest you look at according to your personal taste. Some are listed below but I am sure there are many more.
- Royal Academy: www.royalacademy.org.uk
- Rijksmuseum: rijksmuseum.nl
- Metropolitan New York: www.metmuseum.org
- Metropolitan Opera New York: metopera.org
- Royal Opera House: www.roh.org.uk
- National Theatre: www.nationaltheatre.org.uk
- The Tate: tate.org.uk
- London Symphony Orchestra. lso.uk
The last three listed above can also be found on YouTube. Just enter the search mode and you should find them. They have a number of recordings on there, particularly the LSO, and you can choose almost any type of classical music concert.
BBC iPlayer has an Arts section listed in its categories and is well worth looking through for programmes you may have missed
Chair, The Arts Society Nottingham