Meon Valley Arts Society

Welcome to the Meon Valley Arts Society. The aim of the Society is to provide an appreciation and study of the decorative and fine arts. We have eleven lectures a year on subjects such as architecture, furniture, music, ceramics, paintings and many other varied topics. In addition to this several visits a year are arranged to historic houses, museums and galleries, theatres, concerts and other places of interest. We also organize two study days.

Lectures commence at 10:45am precisely at the Meon Hall, Meonstoke. Seats to be taken by 10:40am. Entry at 10:00am and coffee is served until 10:20am. Lectures normally finish by 12:00 noon. The Society cannot accept responsibility for Members' personal belongings. Member's Guests - Admission £5.

As from May 2017, the Arts Society is the new operating name for the National Association of Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (NADFAS).

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data/20220208.jpg Next lecture: Tuesday 8 February 2022
Subject: Dido Elizabeth Belle and the Beginnings of Abolition
In the late 18th century, Britain led industrialisation of slavery. But the idea that enslavement was wrong was also taking hold. This lecture traces the beginnings of abolition through the eyes of Dido Elizabeth Belle, a black woman living in Kenwood House, and her only known portrait, by Zoffany. How did Dido come to live at such a grand house; what was her status; how was she treated?

data/20220428.jpg Next outing: Thursday 28 April 2022
Eltham Palace Greenwich
A private tour of this beautiful and unique Art Deco house and its gardens. Travel by coach and lunch included.

data/20220324.jpg Next study day: Thursday 24 March 2022
Topic: Classical Music Crash Course