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 supports other local organisations.
Regular coach visits are organized to galleries, exhibitions and other places of interest.
A quarterly newsletter keeps members in touch with forthcoming events.
photo: John Chambers Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) published only one volume of poetry (The Colossus) in her lifetime, with three more published posthumously. Her Collected Poems won the Pulitzer Prize in 1982 and her Ariel was restored in 2004. John's talk, with readings by Jill Ross, will approach Plath's work chronologically, focusing on a selection of her poems from the main phases of her life from 1956 when she met Ted Hughes until her death in London in 1963 after their…Find out more »
This well-illustrated lecture will be the first of two, with the second (in 2020) dealing with art of WWI. They will identify some of Britain’s greatest 20th century artists.Find out more »
Enjoy another of our pre-Christmas outings to the Capital, maybe to shop or go in search of a spot of culture. Among exhibitions highlights on offer, will be - National Gallery Gauguin Portraits... First ever exhibition dedicated to his portraits Tate Britain William Blake – Painter, printmaker & poet Tate Modern Olafur Eliasson... More of his remarkable installations NPG Re-Raphaelite Sisters... First ever show to focus on the un-told story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art Queen’s Gallery, Buckingham Palace…Find out more »
Arts Association member, Bob Williams, will be giving us a fully illustrated talk which could well be sub-titled: ‘DASHING AROUND THE MARE NOSTRUM OF THE ROMANS AND THE MESOGEIOS OF THE GREEKS, VISITING TREASURED SITES OF ANTIQUITY, ARMED WITH A CAMERA!”. Educational Cruises, for our nation’s school children, were particularly popular in the 1970s and early 80s. Bob was a School Party Leader on the S.S. Uganda, for 3 Educational Cruises undertaken in the 1970s and ’80s, and enjoyed a…Find out more »