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Film Group 

This is for everyone who enjoys watching and discussing chosen films from around the world.    Each month (except August and December) we meet in small groups to view a film and then gather in a large forum for a lively and informative discussion.     In August and December we have social gatherings at a local public house.   The film group meets at Holmesdale Bowls club in Worships Hill (TN12 2AS) and we share the costs of hire and refreshments equally.  Rodney Dawson:   Meetings: 4th Monday, 11.30-1.30pm

Gallery Studies 1

We aim to develop our knowledge of artists and art history based on visits to current exhibitions and discussions.  Members visit exhibitions (mainly in London) together on a bi-monthly basis, meeting at members’ houses in the intervening months to discuss what has been seen, and related points of interest.  Individual members are encouraged to research an exhibition and to present a preliminary guide before the next group visit.    Jean Heyes:   2nd Tuesday, 10.30-12.30

Gallery Studies 2

We develop our awareness of art by combined discussion and visits to current exhibitions. The group is actively involved in the research and bibliography of artists which adds and extends our knowledge, giving us lively debates.  Our winter schedule will cover two meetings, a fortnight apart: the first to discuss the artist and his work and the second to visit the exhibition or gallery. (Six double sessions).   Anne Green:   Mondays 10-12 at a member’s house, alternating with exhibition visits.

Gallery Studies 3

We aim to increase our knowledge of artists and art history by visits to current exhibitions and subsequent discussions at house meetings. Our choice of exhibitions (both modern and more traditional) reflects our members’ interests and preferences and we also share our experiences of exhibitions and galleries which we have seen independently. We may in the future visit some of the smaller and/or more unusual galleries. Our discussions are informal, with everyone encouraged to take part.  Juliet Bankes:    2nd Tuesday, 10-12 at member’s house, usually alternating with exhibition visits.

Theatre Studies

We alternate theatre visits with discussions. At the meetings we critically discuss the play/show we have seen the previous month and then decide on what to see the following month. There is a small annual charge for the hire of the hall.

Sonia Williams:       1st Tuesday 2.30 at Holmesdale Bowls Club