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Presents


Tea Time Concert


Join us for a short but very enjoyable concert featuring a range of musical disciplines and styles, accompanied by tea and cakes


4:30 pm

in the Wyvern Hall

Tickets are FREE but please book in advance

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Wednesday 9 Feb 202216:30 Book Now
Tea Time Concert 9th February

 Malcolm X and the Genealogy of Black Power

By

Dr Tom Davies,

The University of Sussex


Young black militants calling for 'Black Power' in mid-1966 were famously referred to as 'the angry children of Malcolm X' - but what was Malcolm X's impact on the Black Power movement which began to crystallise a year or so after his assassination? What can we learn about the long history of Black Power from Malcolm X's life?


This talk will explore these questions and explain how Malcolm X's life offers key insights into both the evolution of the African American freedom struggle over the first half of the 20th century and the emergence and development of the Black Power movement in the years after his death.

Organised by

The Historical Association


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Wednesday 9 Feb 202219:00 Book Now
Malcolm X  Black Power

THE SILK ROAD

by

Chris Aslan Alexander

 

Chris was born in Turkey and spent his childhood in war-torn Beirut.  After studying media and journalism at Leicester University he moved to Khiva, a desert oasis in Uzbekistan where he established a UNESCO workshop reviving 15 century embroideries and carpet design.  He has lived in Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.  Not only does he now lecture but also leads tours to Central Asia.


Wool, cotton and silk have each played a crucial role in the fortunes of Central Asia. Wool created the clothing and housing needed by the great nomadic cultures that were to dominate Middle Asia. Silk was more valuable than gold and used as currency, creating a network of trading routes that led to the first outbreak of globalisation. Cotton was the cause of Russian and then Soviet Colonisation and continues to cause controversy today as well as human misery and environmental catastrophe. The felts, carpets, embroideries, robes and veils of the Silk Road stratified wealth, displayed religious and political entrenchments and changed the fortunes of this fascinating part of the world; a meeting place between Mohammed and Marx.  


This continues the series of lectures organised by The Arts Society Taunton Evening. Tickets can be purchased for indivudual lectures either through this box office or on the door. To become a member of the Society, or for further information, please contact 01823 412102 or email annephillips267@gmail.com

Organised by

The Arts Society Taunton Evening

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Thursday 10 Feb 202219:00 Book Now
The Silk Road

Treasure Island


So you think you know the story of 'Treasure Island'?  


Well, do you know about the mermaids, the custard pies, the queasy shark or the sea-sick granny?


If not, then you'd better set sail with us on a wild, slapstick journey to find Long John's treasure and a whole heap of hilarity along the way!


17th February

 Queen's Theatre

7 pm


Performed by Queen's College Middle School students



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Thursday 17 Feb 202219:00 Book Now
Friday 18 Feb 202214:00 Book Now
Treasure Island

 Oil and the History of the Senses in Modern Britain

By

Dr Tim Cooper,

University of Exeter


This talk will explore the role of the senses in social and political history. Oil pollution was a significant environmental problem in 20th century Britain, but in contrast to some other environmental contaminants, such as toxic chemicals or radiation, oil was much more readily perceptible by the senses.


Tim will discuss what sensory encounters with maritime oil pollution meant, and the politics of the senses revealed by everyday encounters with oil.


Organised by

The Historical Association



 


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Wednesday 9 Mar 202219:00 Book Now
Oil & the History of the Senses

THE ENGLISH COUNTRY CHURCH


by

Reverend Dr Nicholas Henderson


 

A graduate of Selwyn College, Cambridge, Nicholas trained for the Anglican Ministry at Ripon Hall Oxford.  Nicholas has a particular interest in the period of the English Reformation and the associated cultural, architectural and social changes it has produced.


This lecture takes us from the pre-Christian era, through the arrival of the Romans and onwards to the sixteenth century and the epoch changing Tudors. Simple indicators are given on how to identify churches with Roman and Saxon origins.  The great flowering of Romanesque and Gothic architecture that followed the invasion of the Normans in the eleventh century are explained with illustrated examples.  Then onwards into the high Middle Ages and the changes of the Reformation.

   

This continues the series of lectures organised by The Arts Society Taunton Evening. Tickets can be purchased for indivudual lectures either through this box office or on the door. To become a member of the Society, or for further information, please contact 01823 412102 or email annephillips267@gmail.com


Organised by

The Arts Society Taunton Evening



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Thursday 10 Mar 202219:00 Book Now
The English Country Church

Somerset County Orchestra


Presents


The Snowstorm - Georgy Sviridov

Piano Concerto No2 - Charles Villiers Stanford

Manfred Symphony - Tchaikovsky


We welcome back Old Queenian, Robert Hunter, our soloist in Stanford’s attractive Second Piano Concerto. The concert opens with Sviridov’s evocative suite The Snowstorm, a favourite on Classic FM, and closes with Tchaikovsky’s heroic Manfred Symphony. A concert not to be missed.


Saturday 12th March 7:30pm


Tickets £12

Under 18's Free

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Saturday 12 Mar 202219:30 Book Now
The Snowstorm


The Science of the Sea

By the UK Hydrographic Office


As part of British Science Week, we are delighted to welcome the UK Hydrographic Office to Queen’s. The Science of the Sea presentation will take you on a fascinating journey into the way the UK Hydrographic Office uses science to support ships sailing around the world and protect the marine environment.


Guest speakers Tamsin Hodge, Product Manager, and Helen Phillips, Production and Data Governance Manager, will talk about the work they do to unlock a deeper understanding of the world’s oceans and how they navigated their way into digital and data careers.


Tuesday 15 March – 7pm

Queen’s Hall

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Tuesday 15 Mar 202219:00 Book Now
The Science of the Sea

Queen's College


Presents


Spring Ensemble Concert


An Evening of music showcasing work from students across the senior school, including the larger ensembles at Queen's.


Thursday 17th March


7 pm in Queen's Hall


All tickets are FREE but please book in advance.

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Thursday 17 Mar 202219:00 Book Now
Spring Ensemble Concert

Queen's College

Presents

An Informal Concert


A popular concert featuring a wide range of musicians demonstrating their considerable talents. With a wide range of music on offer, there is something for everyone. This concert features performances from year 11 for their GCSE Music portfolio.


23rd March

Wyvern Hall

7pm


Tickets are FREE but please book in advance.

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Wednesday 23 Mar 202219:00 Book Now
QC Informal Concert

Queen's College Prep School


Presents


       Dazzle        

 


A fun-packed magical musical about saving the greatest place on earth! 'Dazzle Bay Fun Fair'. Ghost trains, Ferris wheels, and plenty of candy floss.


Poppy Pringle's life is full of ups and downs- and not just on the Dazzle Bay rollercoaster!


Join us for a heart-warming musical adventure with our Prep School cast.  Our 8 to 11 year-olds will draw you into a story with all the fun of the fair!


This year's Prep play is sure to be an exciting ride!


31st March

Queen's Theatre

6.30 pm

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Thursday 31 Mar 202218:30 Book Now
Dazzle

Queen's College

Presents

Zodiac




Queen's Theatre invites you to take a journey through the stars to a world of spectacular dance and music.


Inspired by the eternal allure of the constellations, our performers of all ages will conjure every mood, with ballet, strings, jazz modern dance, woodwind and brass, tap and classical instrumental solos!


Earth, water, air and fire inspire dance groups from 5 to 18 years of age in a pageant for eyes and ears that is simply out of this world!

4th & 5th April

Queen's Theatre

6pm




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Monday 4 Apr 202218:00 Book Now
Tuesday 5 Apr 202218:00 Book Now
Zodiac

THE ELGIN MARBLES


by

Dr Stephen Kershaw

 

Dr Stephen Kershaw has a special interest in the world of ancient Greeks and Romans ever since being introduced to Homer's Iliad. He achieved a degree in Classics at Bristol University.  Stephen has travelled widely in the world of the Greeks and Romans, both physically and intellectually.


Stephen is also an honours graduate of the Musicians Institute in Los Angeles, and is regarded as one of the finest jazz double bass players in the UK.


It is now around 200 years since the purchase of the so-called 'Elgin Marbles' from Lord Elgin, by the British Parliament. This lecture, beautifully illustrated with specifically taken slides and video, will explore the aesthetics, the back-story, and the heated debates surrounding these fascinating and controversial works of ancient Greek art: what do we mean by 'the Elgin Marbles'? How and why they were originally created? Why are they so highly regarded? What happened to them between their creation and Elgin's time? How did he acquire them? Why are they now in the British Museum? And why are there such passionately held views both for and against their repatriation to Greece?

*Please note change of DATE*


This continues the series of lectures organised by The Arts Society Taunton Evening. Tickets can be purchased for indivudual lectures either through this box office or on the door. To become a member of the Society, or for further information, please contact 01823 412102 or email annephillips267@gmail.com


Organised by


The Arts Society Taunton Evening

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Thursday 21 Apr 202219:00 Book Now
The Elgin Marbles



SS GREAT BRITAIN

by

Ian Caskie

 

This illustrated talk by Brunel's SS Great Britain guide and volunteer, Ian Caskie, tells the ship's remarkable story from her original design through the different phases of her working life.

It describes her incredible salvage and return to Bristol in 1970, and finally her restoration, preservation, and 're-launch' as a multi award winning museum of international renown.


This continues the series of lectures organised by The Arts Society Taunton Evening. Tickets can be purchased for indivudual lectures either through this box office or on the door. To become a member of the Society, or for further information, please contact 01823 412102 or

email annephillips267@gmail.com


Organised by

The Arts Society Taunton Evening

Book Tickets

Thursday 12 May 202219:00 Book Now
SS Great Britian

THE PAINTING SECRETS OF FREUD AND BACON


by

Alice White 

 

Alice White is a contemporary oil painter, and tutor at Central St Martins College of Art and Design. She is a Visiting Lecturer at Kings College London, Brunel University, The Art Worker’s Guild, the Courtauld Institute of Art, and the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art.


Alice’s solo show ‘A New Wave’ documented her year’s residency as Artist for Animals at ZSL London Zoo. Forthcoming exhibitions include the Mall Galleries in London and the Gustavo Barcarisas Gallery in Gibraltar.


She has been awarded the Russell and Chapple Canvas Prize at the Annual Exhibition for the Royal Society of Marine Artists, and the ‘Time Space Money’ Bursary by The Artist Information Company/Arts Council England 2020.


Delve into the fleshy folds of the human form, as Alice tackles two giants of British Figure painting: Lucian Freud and Francis Bacon. This lecture is a colourful celebration of the chaotic and the carnal, evoking the spirit of 1960s Soho nightlife. Take a behind-the-scenes tour of the studios, exploring the squalor and subtitles of these two artists, whose unflinching gaze reveals something deeper and more delicate: the human psyche on display. If you like paint, passion and personality, this talk is for you.


This concludes the series of lectures organised by The Arts Society Taunton Evening.

Tickets can be purchased for indivudual lectures either through this box office or on the door. To become a member of the Society, or for further information, please contact 01823 412102 or email annephillips267@gmail.com


Organised by


The Arts Society Taunton Evening

Book Tickets

Thursday 9 Jun 202219:00 Book Now
Secrets of Freud and Bacon

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