2020 Programme


Previously postponed lectures have been rescheduled to later in the year.
See details below.


All lectures are held at Salones Canor, Camino del Assagador de Canor, 03724 Teulada.

All lectures are sponsored by Blevins Franks

Coffee and registration from 10.00.
Registration closes at 10.50.

Please be in your seats by 10.55 for a prompt start at 11:00.

 Visitors are welcome at a charge of €15.

CANCELLED LECTURE Thursday September 10th. 11.00 am : Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican Painting, by Chloe Sayer BA (Hons)We regret that this lecture is now cancelled due to COVID-19 restrictions in the U.K.
Thursday October 1st, 11am: It’s Not Just Tchaikovsky by: Nigel BatesThis is subject to change

Primarily an exploration of the music chosen by ballet choreographers through the years, proving that the right piece with the right moves and design can create modern masterpieces and timeless classics. We transition through the grandness of Imperial Russia with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty into the current modern repertoire of The Royal Ballet. Includes historical and recent video clips.
Thursday November 5th, 11am: Cezanne: Life and His Works by: Ghislaine HowardThis is subject to change.
Paul Cezanne was born January 19, 1839 in Aix-en-Provence, France. He has been ascribed to post-impressionism and considered a fundamental influence on 20th and 21st century art. This lecture is presented from the eyes of a painter.
RESCHEDULED Thursday NOVEMBER 19th 11 am : Freud to Hockney by: John IddonThis is subject to change.
David Hockney, born in Bradford, England, 1937, attended art school in London before moving to Los Angeles in the 1960s. As an important contributor to the pop art movement, he is considered one of the most influential British artists of the 20th century.
Thursday December 3rd: Velazquez at Court in Madrid by: Jacqueline CockburnThis is subject to change.
Spanish painter Diego Velazquez was born June 6, 1599 in Seville, Spain. When he moves to Madrid his life changes and so does his art. This lecture will consider his time at court, his subjects and development as a great artist. It will end with a discussion of his work Las Meninas. This painting with its extraordinary use of perspective will be unravelled in terms of the artist’s own life and his relationship with the Monarchy at the time.
Earlier meetings
Thursday February 6th: Coffee and registration from 9:45.
10.15 AGM, followed at 11am by: Charles Rennie Macintosh - more than just a tea room by:
Stella Lyons
-iDid you know that when Charles Rennie Mackintosh died his entire estate was valued at just £88? Glaswegian-born Mackintosh, a designer, architect and artist, was the foremost Celtic exponent of Art Nouveau, and had a considerable influence on European art. But he is an even more enigmatic figure today than when he was alive. Both Mackintosh's, and his wife Margaret Macdonald’s work has a distinctive character, one that captures the transition between the Victorian era and the Modern age. This talk will consider both Charles and Margaret's life, work and legacy.