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.

28 November – Christopher Bradley – Exploring Islamic Art









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.

27 March – Ian Caskie – SS Great Britain: From Launch to Relaunch

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

As an antiques dealer and auction consultant Sarah has specialised in ladies accessories “from the beginning of time to the modern day”. Her particular interest is in Lucite handbags from the 1940s.

 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  

Wednesday 26 June – Longleat House

 This trip is open to all and includes an extensive tour of the house.
Only £30 including entrance, exclusive tour and transport to Longleat.
If you are interested or would like more information
please call Jackie Noakes on 01425 474008

the world of art and design through the ages