THE ARTS
SOCIETY
BATH

Established 38 years ago, The Arts Society Bath (formerly Bath Decorative and Fine Arts Society) has a friendly, active membership who share an appreciation of and commitment to the arts.  

We have an exciting and wide-ranging programme of lectures, special interest days, gallery visits, and other social activities.

New members and visitors are always welcome at our meetings in the Tea Room at the Assembly Rooms Bath. There is a cafe where members can lunch, meet friends and new members before the lecture begins.

For more information, contact us via the contact page.



Lecture December 2nd. 2019

The Magic of Pantomime











The history of this enduring and peculiarly British institution, from its origins in 16th century Italian commedia dellarte through the influence of 19th century music hall, to the family shows that are still much loved today. On the way we examine the origins of some of the stories used in pantomime as well as such traditions as the (female) principal boy and the (male) pantomime dame. The talk is interspersed with personal anecdotes from the speakers years of working (and appearing) professionally in pantomime. and grows exponentially across the globe; how water has attracted artists to make exceptional works in or alongside it; and not least, how sculpture has become a challenging and exciting space for social encounter.courage or beguiled by their false...

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Special Interest Day

Tuesday November 12th 2019

‘The English Parish Church:

A Social and Architectural History’











Lecturer:

Andrew Davies

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