MENU
THE ARTS SOCIETY
APPLEBY IN WESTMORLAND
Click here for future lectures

DateLecture
10 April 2019The Wind in the Willows Revisited through its illustrators.
13 March 2019The Age of Walnut 1660-1740
13 February 2019From Russia with Love
09 January 2019A Concise History of our Great British Public Parks
12 December 2018io Saturnalia - Happy Christmas the Roman Way
14 November 2018Plants in Art and Culture: how plants created society
10 October 2018Looking for Georgia - my journey across New Mexico in the footsteps of Georgia O'Keefe
12 September 2018Architecture Now
09 May 2018Arts of Zen: Aesthetics of Simplicity
11 April 2018Elephants & Archbishops: Matthew Parker and his Medieval Manuscripts
14 March 2018Cartoonery: English Attitudes
14 February 2018Laura Knight and Evelyn Dunbar: Which was the the greater artist?
10 January 2018Venice - Queen of the Adriatic
13 December 2017Glorious Illuminations: the Art of the Illuminated
08 November 2017Gustave Caillebotte: Impressionist, Gardener, Sailor.
11 October 2017Man and the Artic: Artists of Northern Norway
13 September 2017Art UK: Uncovering the Nation's Hidden Oil Painting Collection.
10 May 2017Thomas Moran 1837-1926 - The Turner of the America West
12 April 2017Life and Times of the Sundial: A perspective on Civilisation's Most Enduring Timekeeper
08 March 2017A Spanish Odyssey: The Art & Architecture of Roman, Medieval and Renaissance Spain.
08 February 2017Gillow Furniture: the pride of Lancaster
11 January 2017Design Matters: The Creation of Contemporary Fine Leather Bindings
14 December 2016Painting with Light - the development of stained glass in Britain from Bede to the 21st century.
09 November 2016Madame de Pompadour and the Porcelain of Sevres
12 October 2016The Power of Jewellery: Adornment and ritual from prehistory to the present.
14 September 2016Turner, Constable and the Romantic Imagination
08 June 2016Treasures and Mysteries in the Appleby Moot Hall Attic
11 May 2016Eric Ravillious: Designer: Wood Engravings, Ceramics and Lithography
13 April 2016Dresden Today - Art and Architecture
09 March 2016The Impressionists and the painting of modern life.
10 February 2016Classicism to Chintz - English Country House Interiors with reference to Harewood House
13 January 2016The Mona Lisa And Other Housewives

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the lecture

The Wind in the Willows Revisited through its illustrators. John Ericson BA (Hons) Cert Ed M.Ed Wednesday 10 April 2019

This lecture is to be held at Appleby Market Hall at 11 am on Wednesday the 10th April, 2018. Members are free, there is a small charge of £8.00 to guests. Everyone welcome.

The Riverbank adventures of Mole, Ratty, Badger and the incorrigble Mr Toad have now taken their place among the earliest memories of at least four generations of children.

The beauty of Kenneth Graeme's prose is widely acknowledged but the story is so full of wonderful imagery that it almost demands to be illustrated - despite this when first published in 1908 it was without pictures. The book has been in print ever since but what is less well known is that it has now been illustrated by more than 90 artists making it the most widely illustrated book in the English language.

The "Wind in the Willows" is notable for its mixture of adventure, camarderie, morality and mysticism. It is however a far more interesting book than its popular and often young audience might appreciate. It deserves recognition as a novel in which adult readers will find not just humour and entertainment but wisdom and meaning. Quite intruigingly academics continue to argue as to whether it is a book for children or for adults, a theme the lecture will expand upon.