November update

At our final lecture of 2019 we welcomed an almost packed house and our speaker, Jo Banham who took us through “The Roaring Twenties and High Society”. This was a period of enormous vitality in art and design and our lecture explored the decade including fashion, and the lives of its leading figures. Our members were captivated by the story Jo portrayed, following the dark days of the Great War, and how the wealthy and privileged were determined to shock and break with conventions, fuelled by endless rounds of champagne, cocaine, parties and jazz.

Our next event before the New Year, is the Festive Supper on 12 December when Clare Phillips will talk to us about “Stocking Fillers from Faberge”.

If you have not received your renewal pack, this will be in the post to you very shortly. We look forward to welcoming you to our lectures, visits and special interest events in 2020. We have already reserved tickets for the afternoon of 26 February and a visit to the Saatchi Gallery for “Tutankhamen: Treasures of the Golden Pharaoh”. In the morning we have organised a “Roaring Twenties” tour through Chelsea and Kensington. Please make sure you put a date in your diary!

In the meantime, the Committee wishes all our members a very Happy Christmas and a healthy 2020.

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