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  • Marple Exploring the Arts: September 14, 2017
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  • Marple Exploring the Arts: October 12, 2017
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: October 26, 2017
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: November 09, 2017
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: November 23, 2017
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: December 07, 2017
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: January 25, 2018
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  • Marple Exploring the Arts: February 22, 2018
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: March 08, 2018
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  • Marple Exploring the Arts AGM: April 05, 2018
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: April 12, 2018
  • Marple Exploring the Arts: April 26, 2018

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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2017, 06:16:29 AM »

Join us for a fortnightly programme of presentations on music, literature, drama, film and visual art subjects on Thursday evenings from September to April.
Guest speakers including artists, musicians, writers, and arts world experts share their knowledge on a wide range of genres.

Meetings are normally held fortnightly on Thursdays at 7.30pm at the Marple United Reformed Church, Hibbert Lane, Marple, SK6 7NN
Membership: Annual subscription £45
Non Members welcome: £6 per meeting.
All refreshments are included.

Further information on Marple Exploring The Arts is available at: www.marple-uk.com/arts

Autumn 2017

September 14th
The Bright String Trio:

A welcome return of The Bright String Trio (Adrienne Spilsbury, violin, Mary Anderson, viola, and Mary Dainton, cello) with Emma Tennant, Clarinet. They will perform 18th century quartets for clarinet and strings by Stamitz (Czech) and Hummel (Austrian) and music for string trio by English composers, Lennox Berkeley, Ernest Moeran and Carlo Martelli. Followed by wine and nibbles.

September 28th
David Seddon - Shakespeare and Being Human:

David will give a short account of Shakespeare’s life and works and then consider Harold Bloom’s view that Shakespeare not only introduced the idea of ‘characters’ to literature but also helped describe the human personality. His talk will focus on the characters of Falstaff, Hamlet and Lady Macbeth.

October 12th
David Stockwell - ‘Face to Face’ - Portraits and Self-Portraits:

Faces are amongst the first thing we see as babies and it is well known that the emotions displayed are essential to our early development. Before the invention of photography; paintings, drawings and sculptures were the only way of recording the human likeness. Artists were commissioned and paid to make portraits. What then was the rational of the self-portrait? Was it simple vanity? David will explore to what extent photography has changed everything. How can the modern day portrait show what the camera cannot?

October 26th
Richard Baines - Music and Romanticism:

From Berlioz to Debussy, Beethoven to Rachmaninov, music of the romantic period still exerts a strong appeal to many music lovers. Richard’s talk will include a range of musical excerpts set in context to the cultural and artistic climate between 1800 and 1914.

November 9th
Jonathan Keeble - From Shakespeare to Sherlock Holmes to Doctor Who - The Life of a Working Actor:

Jonathan, an award-winning actor and narrator, will talk about the amazing experiences and people he has met in a very varied career spanning over 30 years. He has performed with the Shakespeare Company, appeared at the Royal National Theatre and numerous times at The Royal Exchange Theatre. Radio 4 listeners will be familiar with his voice playing the evil ‘ Owen’ in the Archers as well as featuring in over 700 plays for the BBC.

November 23rd
Grevel Lindop - From Barren Waste to National Treasure - How Literature taught us to Love the Lake District:

Early travellers found the Lake District ‘desolate and waste, like the ruins of a world’. Now it is a byword for beauty. This illustrated talk will explore how for two and a half centuries our view of the Lakes has been shaped by writers and how they have taught us to see the beauties our ancestors missed.

December 7th
John Horan - ‘Spirit of the Guitar’:

At our pre-Christmas concert John will entertain us with a recital on the guitar playing a selection of classical, romantic and modern pieces including a mix of popular and lesser known works by Isaac Albeniz, Frederico Moreno-Torroba, Napoleon Coste and Stanley Myers. Followed by wine and mince pies.

Spring 2018

January 25th
Rosemary Broadbent:

The English Musical Renaissance Music in England was reborn in a remarkable way in the early twentieth century. Rosemary will trace this revival to its roots in the Golden Age of the 16th and 17th centuries.

February 8th
Film - The Eagle Huntress:

This spellbinding documentary follows Aisholpan, a thirteen year old nomadic Mongolian girl who is fighting to become the first female eagle huntress in twelve generations of her Kasahk family. Breathtaking aerial cinematography and vérité intimate footage capture her personal journey while also addressing universal themes like coming of age, female empowerment, the natural world, and the onset of modernity.

February 22nd
Michael Howard - The Relationship Between Art and Poetry:

The arts are like one big family - they resemble each other, they love, fall out, make up, gossip and compete. It goes back to our pre-history it seems. But in our modern world we have separated the arts, sometimes to our loss. Michael’s talk will explore the fascinating and illuminating relationship between (mostly) painting and poetry. ‘Poetry is a speaking picture, painting a silent (mute) poem’. Quite simply both sister arts speak to our imaginations through our senses.

March 8th
Anne Beswick - The Manchester Man:

The Manchester Man is a novel by Mrs Linnaeus Banks, set in Manchester during the early years of the 19th century. Anne’s illustrated lecture will chart the progress of the Manchester Man alias, Jabez Clegg, through this turbulent time in Manchester’s history, including the Peterloo massacre. Anne will link the story to the present with references to local places which feature in the novel.

March 22nd
Emma Marigliano - The Portico Library -Shifting Horizons:

In her illustrated lecture, Emma, will show us how The Portico Library which opened in 1806 has skillfully adapted and developed to survive for more than 200 years.

April 5th
Annual General Meeting:

Please come along, share your views and ideas to help direct the future development of Marple Exploring The Arts.
The AGM will be followed by a film.

April 12th
Anthony Burton - Marple’s Architecture:

Marple lacks castles and abbeys so Anthony’s talk looks at domestic architecture in the town. At first Marple was only a scattering of farmsteads (‘folds’). Then with the arrival of Samuel Oldknow it
became a mill village. The growth of the city of Manchester and the arrival of the railway brought the first commuters and their pleasant villas. In the 20th century, the growth of Marple responded to the social needs of the North West conurbation. And now?

April 26th
The Kell Wind Trio:

Alistair Roberts (flute), Geoffrey Smith (clarinet), Ian Harvey (bassoon) In an exciting conclusion to our season, we are privileged to again welcome the Kell Wind Trio plus Peter Collier on the Harpsicord. Their lively and informative concerts provide music of many different styles, periods and genres. Their performance will include music by Mozart and Bizet and a selection of 20th century compositions. Followed by wine and nibbles.

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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2012, 06:07:27 AM »
This thread is for the latest programme of Marple Exploring the Arts.

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