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Bradford on Avon Arts Association aims to encourage the enjoyment of all things artistic, especially fine and applied arts, sculpture, architecture and literature.

The Association also takes an active part in the life of the town.

Meetings are held monthly, from September to June, with talks from professional and well-informed speakers.

Coach trips are organised throughout the year to galleries, museums, country houses and other places of interest.

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May 2018
£3 - £4

Film – Alex Clifton-Taylor’s English Towns: Devizes and Bradford on Avon

May 6 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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In the late 1970s Alex Clifton-Taylor, architectural historian, produced three books, each covering six English towns and looking in depth at their history and architecture. A successful television series followed. We will be showing the programmes on Devizes, where the castle determined its street plans, and Bradford on Avon, confined by its topography. Each town is rich in high class building of brick and stone. Together these films provide a delightful snapshot of both towns, and will no doubt revive…

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£18 - £30

Barrington Court (National Trust) and Dillington House

May 17 at 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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Barrington Court

Book by: Monday 30 April (Bookings open for non-members Monday 12 March) A morning visit to Barrington Court, a 16th century house rescued by Colonel Lyle of Tate and Lyle family. Splendid walled garden and independently run Artisan workshops. Café, restaurant and picnic area. Nearby Dillington House in the afternoon where we shall have a talk about the history of the Elizabethan house, learn about the facilities and enjoy tea and cake. Free time to wander round the grounds and…

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June 2018
£3 - £4

Sarah Latham Phillips – Matisse & Picasso, the Early Years; Artists in Paris & Montmartre 1900–1914

June 3 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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Picasso's The Old Guitarist (1903–1904)

This lecture will consider the early years of the two great twentieth century masters, Matisse and Picasso, describing their struggles, determination and development in Paris. It will also include the vivid, innovative and revolutionary movements of Fauvism and Cubism. Sarah Phillips, whose earlier career was spent at the Courtauld Institute of Art, is well-known locally as a WEA tutor and lecturer.

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