Life Drawing Day
22 Jul 17 9.30 - 3.30
£35 (Institute members) £40 (non-members) includes coffee and sandwich lunch
Open to any level of experience, this practical study day with a professional life model will include some demonstration and discussion of techniques, principles and approach using appropriate examples from art history.
“…things that can be gained from the practice are personal visual language, composition and spatial awareness. As humans it is only natural that depicting our form should play an important role as subject matter.” (St Ives Drawing School)
Please bring your preferred art materials, paper and drawing board. Some materials and papers will be available for purchase from the tutor on the day.
Improvers' Guide to Solving Cryptic Crosswords
Tim King (aka Encota)
21 Sep 17 10.15 - 12.15
£6.50 (Institute members), £7.50 (non-members)
Crosswords and especially cryptic crosswords are a brilliant means of keeping our brains active, for improving problem solving skills and for expanding our vocabulary.
This workshop is designed for those who have had some experience of cryptic crosswords and are keen to learn more; ideal if you attended the previous workshop or you regularly solve some of a daily national cryptic puzzle.
Tim, an expert crossword solver and setter, will guide us into the mystery (and history) of the cryptic crossword with time split between presentation and practising solving.
Spain 1937-39: a fight to the finish
Birkbeck Room, Tavern Street
25 Nov 17 9.30 - 3.30
Cost: Members £17.00
Following on from 1936: Spain in Crisis, this study day continues the story of the Spanish Civil War from 1937 onwards.
Through the witness of combatants, medical teams, war correspondents, and civilians, our focus covers key events such as the bombing of Guernica (and Picasso’s response), the battle of Teruel – fought in sub-zero temperatures, the audacious, but doomed, offensive across the river Ebro, the fall of Catalonia…and the plight of 500,000 refugees.
For the Republicans, the war’s end in April 1939 brought disillusion and defeat.
For the country as a whole, division and dictatorship.
Note: It is not necessary to have attended 1936:Spain in Crisis