John Smith welcomed Members to the first meeting of the New Year.

Some disruption had been experienced following roadworks in Queens Road but everyone arrived on time and without too much inconvenience.

The speaker, Tony Rawlins, gave a fascinating talk on “Mad Men and the Artists – How the advertising industry has exploited fine art”.

John also highlighted the following:

February’s lecture – Cosmonauts and Cotton-pickers – Soviet Central Asian Mosaics and the use of public art as propaganda” with Chris Alexander.

Also tickets will be on sale for a Visit to the Design Museum and Kensington Palace on 20 March and a Special Interest Day on 4 April “Embroidery and Tapestry from 10th – 16th Century”.

Members were encouraged to complete the Elmbridge Borough Council survey for the future of the Community Hall in Queens Road which is available on line at Hersham Library or Hersham Community Centre until 25 January.

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