Meetings

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 and occasional films.

Topics are wide-ranging; recent talks have included Caravaggio, Gothic Art and Architecture, Johnny Cash in San Quentin and the History of Travel Photography…

Entry is £3 for members and £5 for non-members.

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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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