Talk by Richard Ormond – An Artist’s Legacy, Sargent, his Sister & their Friends

2021-04-18T13:17:13+01:00March 5th, 2021||

Richard Ormond, great-nephew of John Singer Sargent introduces the new exhibition at the Broadway Museum; a group of works by John Singer Sargent, his contemporaries Augustus and Gwen John and Phillip Wilson Steer, and by his sister Emily Sargent, all recently gifted to the Ashmolean Museum. The first public showing has been kindly offered to [...]

Seeing Sound – the colour of music in the 20th Century

2020-03-07T14:17:52+00:00November 18th, 2019|, |

The connection between colour and music goes back to Aristotle, and composers have conceived music as colour ever since. Using piano demonstrations and a trove of audio excerpts, Jonathan James will illustrate how music - keys, tonalities, chords and tone - can be 'seen' and how colour, for some late Romantics and early modernists, became [...]

‘William Morris in the Cotswolds’ by Juliet Heslewood

2017-06-22T12:00:28+01:00February 10th, 2017|Lectures, Uncategorized|

** Update ** This event was a resounding success with 150 attendees.   At a joint event with the Broadway History Society on the 21st March JULIET HESLEWOOD  will give an illustrated talk entitled ‘WILLIAM MORRIS IN THE COTSWOLDS’ in the Lifford Hall, Lower Green, Broadway, WR12 7BU  at 7pm (bar opens at 6pm) Tickets are £7 each [...]


2017-02-20T14:50:29+00:00May 7th, 2016|Lectures, Uncategorized|

'Parliamentary Middlers:  Why We Haven't a Prayer' Journalist and theatre critic Quentin Letts will give us an  irreverent, gossipy, bracing blast against the dullards and drongos who infest our Houses of Parliament by a man who watches them daily from the press gallery: sketchwriter and theatre critic Quentin Letts, whose new parliamentary novel is a [...]

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