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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 supports other local organisations.

Meetings are at 7.30pm in the Wallington Hall on the first Sunday of the month, from September to June, with talks from professional speakers. Entry is £3 for members and £5 for non-members.
Regular coach visits are organized to galleries, exhibitions and other places of interest.
A quarterly newsletter keeps members in touch with forthcoming events.

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October 2018

Hanne Dahl – Cloth and design in Trowbridge’s Weaving Mills

October 7 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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£3 – £5
Some example of clothing and cloth labels

Trowbridge has been known for producing high quality woven cloth from medieval times right up until the last weaving mill fell silent in 1982. In this talk Hanne will share some of her recent research, including how the mills worked with iconic fashion names like Mary Quant.

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November 2018

Dr Allan Phillipson – Mary Shelley: Frankenstein at 200

November 4 at 7:30 pm
Upper Room, Wallington Hall, Church Street
Bradford on Avon, BA15 1LN United Kingdom
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£3 – £5
Boris Karloff as 'the creature' (1931)

Boris Karloff as 'the creature' (1931) This year marks the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. This illustrated talk traces the book's progress from ghost story to cultural icon. Along the way, we will consider the revised manuscript, the input of Percy Bysshe Shelley and Lord Byron, and the impact of the Romantic movement and the Gothic genre. The presentation will include excerpts from some of the 120 films that the book has inspired. Dr Phillipson lectures regularly on Shakespeare,…

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London

November 20 at 7:30 pm
£16.50 – £18.50
Ashurbanipal (British Museum)

Book by date: 31 October (Booking opens for non-members of Arts Association on 14 September) Major London Exhibitions showing this November include... British Museum Ashurbanipal: King of the World, King of Assyria Tate Britain Turner Prize Show Edward Burne-Jones Dulwich Gallery Ribera – Art of Violence R.A. Klimt/ Schiele: Drawings from the Albertina Museum, Vienna (Or maybe grab the opportunity to have a wander around the exciting new extension to the Academy... free) National Gallery Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet to…

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December 2018

Tyntesfield (National Trust)

December 11
Tyntesfield

Book by 26 November (Booking opens for non members of Arts Association on 14 September) Christmas at Tyntesfield is something different. The Victorian Gothic building is decorated for the season and visitors are welcomed to join the festivities. No details as yet for this year but look on their website for last year's celebrations. Already it is getting booked up so a visit has been reserved as we do not want to miss out. Last year professional actors re-enacted a…

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