The Society held its first live lecture yesterday (10 February) in nearly two years and was delighted to welcome 74 members (two joining at the meeting) and three guests. There was plenty of room for social distancing with masks and sanitiser on hand !
It was good to see so many friendly faces again (once we had recognised them under their masks!). Nigel Bates, gave an excellent lecture – a performer for more than forty years in and out of the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, a Principal Percussionist with the Orchestra as well as Music Administrator of The Royal Ballet, with an insight into the music chosen by choreographs, proving that the right composition with the addition of the right moves and right designs can create modern masterpieces and timeless classics.
Unfortunately, there was an issue with the visuals but as we now know what the problem is, we hope to resolve it for our next lecture on 10 March (“Peggy Guggenheim”).
We would like to thank all those members who so kindly volunteered to help the Committee with setting up and also serving the teas. We are very grateful.
Tickets for the Special Interest Event at Riverhouse Barn on 21 April “Chinese Formal and Informal Court Costume (1644 – 1911) – A journey through and beyond the Imperial Wardrobe” will be on sale next month. Two one hour lectures with coffee.
The Committee hopes you will join us.