Members Events Below are some of the trips, Study Days etc that member societies are running and that are open to other East Midlands area groups.  Please contact the society direct. The Arts Society Stamford Tuesday,15th October 2019 A Galaxy of Starchitects Lecturer  Clyde Binfield Santiago Calatrava,Terry Farrell, Norman Foster, Frank Gehry, Zaha Hadid, Daniel Libeskind, Jean Nouvel, I.M.Pei, Renzo Piano, Richard Rogers: all these are starchitects. Starchitects are stratospheric. Their buildings straddle the world, if not as yet the universe. Their practices are vast and vastly cosmopolitan. Their creations are hailed as iconic and cutting-edge. Cities have been energised by them. Design has been stamped by them. Perhaps….but what about the quality? And whence came they? Who was the first starchitect? Le Corbusier? Frank Lloyd Wright? And are we about to see the last of them as personality implodes into team anonymity and explodes into a mass of initials? Who knows? Click here for further details and a booking form. The Arts Society Oakham Study Day 'A History of Western Painting in 25 Masterpieces' Study Day with Dr Aliki Braine 29 October at Oakham School From the beginnings of the Renaissance in 13th century Italy to the birth of Abstraction in the 20th century, this lecture charts the main developments of Western European painting. Focusing on a limited number of acclaimed masterpieces, this dynamic lecture charts both the stylistic and thematic development of European painting alongside the historical contexts in which they were created. Click here for further details and booking form.
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