PROGRAMME FOR THE SEASON 2017-2018
All the dates below are Friday evening meetings at Parmoor House, Lypiatt Terrace.
Please note that Parmoor House is set back from the road in a terrace of privately owned houses. The parking immediately in front of the terrace is for residents only. There is limited parking in front of Parmoor House ONLY for those with mobility problems.
You may find spaces in Lypiatt Road or in the streets nearby. But it can be a problem and you do need to allow time to find a place.
At Parmoor House our meeting room is on the ground floor. There is a ladies' cloakroom on the ground floor and the men's is on the first floor.
We meet from 7:00 pm onwards for a sociable drink and chat in German and then after a welcome from our Chair, Bärbel, the lecture begins at 7:30 pm. Usually the speakers talk for about 45 minutes or so and this is followed by questions and discussion.
Afterwards, members and guests are free to chat, meet the speaker and have another drink.
The topics and speakers are set out below.
Talks are in German unless stated otherwise.
Talk Friday 23 March
The Bauhaus (in English)
Many of us have heard of the Bauhaus art school in Germany. If you have not heard of it but have ever shopped in Habitat or IKEA or been to New York or Tel Aviv then it’s part of your world.
Although it existed for only a relatively short time it was by far “...the most famous art school of the 20th century” and “...it has had an enormous influence on art education in the Western world and on visual creativity in general..” (Oxford dictionary of Art and Artists)
Although it is well known many of us would probably admit to a rather fuzzy idea of what it was all about. Something about minimalism and unembellished architecture perhaps. Although it’s an overused word the Bauhaus can truly be said to be “iconic”. It’s a complex subject but Mike will explore the realities of how it was set up and run; the influences that led to its creation; how it reflected and was affected by German politics between the wars; and maybe explode some myths and discuss how it has influenced art education and our world today.