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Welcome to The Arts Society Cambridge

Registered Charity 276000

A letter from our Chairman

Spring 2018

 

Dear Members,

 

As I write this letter I am looking out at a beautiful spring morning and listening to the birds singing. It is hard to believe that last week I was knee deep in snow with no electricity. How wonderful is our British climate? It certainly keeps us on our toes.

 

I hope that our wide ranging lecture programme is challenging you too. We have covered some fascinating subjects already this year and there are still more to come.  As I have often said to many of you, it is always the lecture that least appeals which turns out to be the most instructive and enlightening. I think that this is the joy of belonging to a Society such as ours. We are a wide range of people with a wide range of interests, but we come together once a month to learn, be entertained and to meet like-minded individuals who often turn into close friends.  

 

Over the 15 years that I have been a member of The Arts Society I have made the most wonderful friendships and enjoyed holidays and outings that have remained in my memory for a long time.  This year as we celebrate the 50th anniversary of The Arts Society, I can’t help thinking of the great work our Society has done over those years. Not only do we provide intellectual stimulus but we support charities in prisons, arts organisations, schools and many other places. I still remember the pride I felt when I went to see the video made by the young people with learning disabilities at Eddie’s.  This project was only made possible by our donation. Last year, Vicky Field and I went to the South Bank to view the artwork of offenders, organised by the Koestler Trust and to which we made a donation. It was a very difficult and humbling experience, but it was so clear to see that our donation helped these troubled young people to express their inner turmoil and frustration through painting, sculpture, poetry and music.  And of course, this year, to celebrate our anniversary, we have supported students at the Hamilton Kerr Institute for the next three years. Without the training provided by the Institute, many of our great paintings would be damaged beyond repair and would be lost to the nation.

 

So, thank you all for choosing The Arts Society Cambridge. We are so grateful, to you for your support and I look forward to seeing many of you again soon at one of our lectures.

 

Enjoy the spring and Happy Easter,

 

Best wishes to you all,

 

Jackie Ball

Chairman

 


The Quiet Period in Churchill has now started.

Please be as quiet as possible when going to and from the Wolfson Theatre.

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The 2018-19 Synopsis has now been posted with membership renewal forms.

In this fabulous Programme there is one typographical mistake - for 13 April (a Saturday), please read 18 April.

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College Gardens Walking Tour and Champagne Lunch on

Thursday, 21 June, 2018.

Tickets will go on sale as of 9:30 AM 19 April. Please refer to our visits page fo futher information and a link to the booking form and don't forget your cheque book! We only have room for 25 on this visit.

 

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At Home with Jane Austen

A one woman Play to be presented at the Masters Lodge of Gonville and Caius College, Wednesday, 25th April 2018. Event is now booked but names are still being taken for the waiting list. People drop out at the last minute. This will likely be our next to last chance to enjoy Gonville and Caius College.


Hidden Treasures of the Cambridge University Colleges

Ballots for our anniversary lecture have been drawn and tickets are on their way to our lucky recipients.


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Membership Renewal

Notices have been posted.  Please remember you must renew your membership by 20 May or it will cease and you will have to go on the waiting list to rejoin.  If you will be away and foresee a problem, please contact the Membership Secretary in advance.  We don't want to lose you!

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Please note that our new domain name is:

http://tascambridge.org.uk

And our email address is:

info@tascambridge.org.uk