Enjoy a different view of Antiques – at Greyfriars Community Centre, Ringwood – at 7.30pm (unless noted otherwise below) on the fourth Wednesday from September to May (except December) – plus a Summer outing in June.
High quality speakers and the friendly atmosphere bring members from the whole Forest, east Dorset and south Wiltshire.
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26 September 2018 – AGM at 7.00 pm followed by a Ploughman’s Supper (which must be booked and paid for in advance ) and the lecture at 8.15 pm (click here to Contact Us for more information about booking or if you would like to just come to the lecture)
Dr Nikki Frater – Rex Whistler – An English Virtuoso
Long-time study, research and lecturing on Rex Whistler has given Nikki a deep insight into the life and work of this multi-talented artist.
24 October – Rene & Allan Marriott – Fun & Frolics through the Magic Lantern
It was only in the 1950s that the Magic Lantern show dimmed out of existence. Rene and Allan take us through the surprisingly ancient history of this forerunner of the cine-projector, including its ability to create animation in colour.
Travel writer, photographer, film-maker, Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, adventure tour leader Chris has immersed himself in the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa. His insight on the beauty of the countries, their peoples and their art is enthralling.
26 December 2018 – no meeting
23 January 2018 New Year Dinner 7.00 pm (which must be booked and paid for in advance) followed by the talk at 8.15 pm (click here to Contact Us for more information or if you would like to just come to the lecture)
Talk at 8.15pm
Jeremy Prescott – Sacrifice & Remembrance
After 27 years in the Army, where he reached the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, Jeremy has experience of Sacrifice and Remembrance. His talk is a timely reminder of the meaning behind the white headstones in all the war graves.
27 February – Scott Anderson – The Influence of Japanese Prints on Western Painting
Well known to the Club as a master of his craft talking about the many facets of Fine Arts Valuation, Scott makes a welcome return and turns his attention to the skill of the Japanese artists.
Growing up on Merseyside, ocean liners became a passion of Ian’s childhood. After a working life in teaching, he loves communicating with very evident enthusiasm about that extraordinary ship, SS Great Britain, and her rescue from the Falkland Islands.
24 April – Sarah Delves – The History of Handbags
22 May – Jonathan Pratt – Life on the Gavel
Jonathan knows the world of auction houses, from the ground floor via the valuations department and the bidding room to the MD’s office at Bellmans of Billingshurst. Though a generalist, with regular appearances on Bargain Hunt, Antiques Road Trip and Flog It, his passion is gem stones.
Summer Outing – details will be announced in the Spring for the outing, which is generally in June.