2021 Programme

 

THERE WILL BE AN ADDITIONAL  JUNE LECTURE WHICH WILL BE A  FILM PRESENTATION, IT WILL NOT BE HELD AT CANOR.

Members will automatically be sent the link a few days before the lecture.

Guests may register and pay in advance by clicking on this link  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSc_cqAZtoW69IvEkikIviYnpFFci5KKjn9BvMXHb6iOEUtgFw/viewform?usp=sf_link

The  web film presentation will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m.

We remind members and guests that  no one can be admitted after that time.

All lectures are sponsored by Blevins Franks

*ADDITIONAL LECTURE * 
WEDNESDAY, 23rd JUNE 2021 at 11:00am Web Film Presentation
Flamenco. Heartbeat of the South.
Flamenco is song, flamenco is music, flamenco is dance, flamenco is passion and poetry, flamenco is a way of dressing, flamenco is a way of life. flamenco is a memory of a long ago past and the soul of the people of Andalucía, and is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage artistic performance.


This narrated film shares the passion of the Andalusians for flamenco and demonstrates that flamenco is not just a show you can go to as evening entertainment, it is the heartbeat of the people of the South and part of everyday life.
 

The lecture will look at the history of flamenco and the origin of its name. It will focus on the three essences of flamenco: song, music and dance while demonstrating examples of the rhythms. There are 50 different song groups and seven of them will be demonstrated.
All song texts are subtitled in English and Spanish.
THURSDAY, 7th OCTOBER 2021 at 11:00am
Backstage at the Opera.
By:
Simon Rees
Opera requires the work of composers, librettists, conductors, directors, designers, wardrobe, as well as orchestra, chorus, soloists, and stage crew. This lecture traces opera productions from costume designs and set models through to the making of costumes and sets, and rehearsals in the studio and auditorium.
THURSDAY, 4th NOVEMBER 2021 at 11:00am
Dickens: The Man & His Life Through His Characters.

By:
Bertie Pearce
Charles Dickens brought into the world a staggering array of wonderful characters with orphans, starving children, misers, murderers and abusive school teachers among them. In his lecture Bertie Pearce looks at the life and places of Dickens through his characters. The talk is interspersed with readings of this works.
THURSDAY, 2nd DECEMBER 2021 at 11:00am
The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao & The Architecture of Frank Gehry.
By:
Sian Walters
The Guggenheim is one of the most exciting buildings of the 20th C. The lecture begins with an introduction to the Guggenheim Foundation and then moves on to describe the very particular circumstances that led to the commission in Bilbao. The lecture ends with an introduction to the collection of the artwork contained within the museum.