Forthcoming Events

October 2017

Date/Time Event Details
30th Oct 2017
Lunchtime talk 161: Nelly Erichsen (Sarah Harkness)

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham
The Orchard by Nelly Erichsen

Nelly Erichsen (1862-1918) was a pioneering artist and illustrator who lived and worked in Chipping Campden in the 1900s, joining the community that had gathered there under the leadership of C.R. Ashbee. Born in Newcastle...   (Read more)

November 2017

Date/Time Event Details
8th Nov 2017
Event now fully booked
Behind the scenes at BBC Bristol

BBC Bristol, Bristol
A tour at BBC Bristol

At the BBC studios, you’ll hear how television programmes are made, and have the chance to visit the interactive studio where some of you can have a go at presenting the news and weather and...   (Read more)

27th Nov 2017
Coffee morning talk 162: Prison ... or Perfection? The 1965 Cheltenham Grammar School Building (Robert Rimell)

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham
coffee and cake

The Cheltenham Grammar School building which opened in 1965 was designed by Chamberlin, Powell and Bon, considered to be one of the most important modernist architectural firms in post-war England (they also designed the Barbican...   (Read more)

December 2017

Date/Time Event Details
6th Dec 2017
Paterson Memorial Lecture: A Museum for the Future (Tristram Hunt)

Pittville Pump Room, Cheltenham
Tristram Hunt

The Paterson Memorial Lecture 2017 Tristram Hunt A Museum for the Future: What lies in store for our Museums and Galleries? Cheltenham Civic Society have been extremely fortunate in securing as their Paterson Memorial Lecturer...   (Read more)

7th Dec 2017
Door-to-door to London - for exhibitions and/or retail therapy
London Christmas

Our traditional pre-Christmas trip to London. Avoid the stress of driving or public transport - let our coach take you from Cheltenham to a number of central London drop-off points convenient for the following major...   (Read more)

12th Dec 2017
Christmas Spirit - talk, tasting and quiz with Sibling Gin

The Clarence Social, Cheltenham
Sibling Gin

Get a taste of the Spirit of Christmas with this exclusive Sibling Gin talk, tasting and quiz!  In 2017, gin became the number one spirit in the UK.  The success has been driven by artisan...   (Read more)

January 2018

Date/Time Event Details
25th Jan 2018
A visit to Coventry Cathedral and its precincts

Coventry Catheral, Coventry

On this trip we’ll be visiting Coventry – the only city in the country to have had 3 Cathedrals during the past 1,000 years. There’s the historic site of 11th century St Mary’s, which was...   (Read more)

February 2018

Date/Time Event Details
12th Feb 2018
The Arts and Crafts Movement in the Cotswolds - Fiona James (talk no 163)

Chapel Arts, Cheltenham

How much do you really know about the ideology behind the Arts and Crafts Movement (Pugin, Ruskin, Morris), its context (social and historical) and the lives and work of key personalities like Morris, Webb, Gimson,...   (Read more)

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