These special interest days take place at the Riverhouse in Walton and normally take the
form of two lectures in the morning followed by lunch. A further lecture
or discussion follows in the afternoon.
Previous years' programmes for special interest days
Tuesday, 31th March
A view of Manhattan from the Rockefeller Center
New York, New York
Mary AlexanderThe life of New York through the people who live or have lived there,
the street life, icons, architecture and neighbourhoods, as well as art.
We all have a vision of New York but Mary Alexander will show us the
many different facets of the city.
Tuesday, 29th September
Examples of Egyptian glass
Five Thousand Years of Glass
Andy McConnell of Antiques Roadshow fame, will guide us through the three ages of glass
with a digital presentation as well as passing around examples from his vast collection.
He will cover how and where it was first made, the discovery of glass blowing and how it
spread across Europe. He will also show how glass was originally the preserve of the wealthy
but with industrialisation and improved technology it was given away free at petrol stations!
The afternoon will allow time for guests to bring along their own pieces for Andy to appraise.
Please note this lecture will start at 10.00am
Tuesday, 8th December (evening)
Le Mime Francais - Pierrot, 1830
Oh, Yes it is!
The history of pantomine from ancient to modern times.