Wyvern Area Study Days 2018
Art in the Arts: Exploring the relationship between the Visual and other Art Forms
Study Day 1 Art and Music
Wednesday 31 January 2018
100 years ago a group of American musicians docked in London, bringing with them one of the 20th Century's most important musical genres. To tie in with The Age of Jazz exhibition, a collaboration between The Arts Society and The Bulldog Trust at London's Two Temple Place, which runs from January to April 2018, this study day, conducted by musicologist and broadcaster Sandy Burnett, covers the early years of jazz from its beginnings through to the start of the Second World War and places it in the context of its time.
Study Day 2 Art and the Theatre
Wednesday 21 February 2018
This study day takes participants on a journey from the Restoration drama of Charles II and the emergence of the first English actresses, through the rise of great actor managers such as David Garrick in the 1700's up to the perfection of the English comedy of manners with Oscar Wilde's "The Importance of Being Earnest" in 1895 and will feature aspects of the visual arts as applied to the theatre. Giles Ramsay is an independent theatre director and Course Leader in Theatre at The Victoria and Albert Museum.
Study Day 3 Art and Literature
Wednesday 21 March 2018
2018 marks the bicentenary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. The Brontës were all imaginative, creative and gifted. As children they created histories, political structures, enormous casts of characters and dramatic events, which they chronicled in prose, poetry and pictures. This Study Day will explore the influences of the art works that surrounded the Brontës on their own art and literature and is conducted by experienced lecturer Elizabeth Merry.
Venue: Headley Lecture Theatre, Ashmolean Museum, Beaumont Street, Oxford OX1 2PH
Time: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Cost: £32 per Study Day (includes coffee, biscuits and a sandwich lunch)
NB Open to both members of The Arts Society and non-members.