Workshops and Lectures

Venice and the Middle East – Trade, Art and Pleasure in the Renaissance years – ONLINE

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Tutor: Annalisa Conway
Thursday 21st Oct from 19:00 to 20:00
Cost £10

This talk by Annalisa Conway and Wafa’ Tarnowska will study the Venetian and Middle Eastern trade and the fascinating influence that this trade had on art, jewellery and objects of everyday life in Venice and then on the rest of Europe. All goods from the Middle East were in fact imported first of all into Venice and then distributed from here to European countries. Please join Annalisa Conway and Wafa’ Tarnowska on this wonderful journey. This talk will be held online using Zoom.

Le Club du Livre

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Tutor: Marine Boulter
Thursday 4th Nov from 13:00 to 15:00
Cost £10

Come and join for two hours of fun that will include a presentation of different books and their authors (French bien sûr!) that you might be interested in reading. You don’t have to be interested in French books to come along to this French immersion afternoon as it will give you also the opportunity to chat in French and enjoy the company of others whilst sharing a few activities prepared for your enjoyment – all in French!

Fused Glass Seasonal Wreath Making

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Tutor: Jane Ducarreaux
Saturday 6th Nov from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £55

Using pre-cut glass, you will make a stunning fused glass seasonal wreath that will become a family heirloom. Whether you choose to make a summer or autumnal wreath or a festive favourite, your glass piece will make a fabulous decoration for inside or outside the home.

Fused Glass Seasonal Wreath Making

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Tutor: Jane Ducarreaux
Saturday 13th Nov from 13:30 to 18:30
Cost £55

Using pre-cut glass, you will make a stunning fused glass seasonal wreath that will become a family heirloom. Whether you choose to make a summer or autumnal wreath or a festive favourite, your glass piece will make a fabulous decoration for inside or outside the home.

Japanese Stitching Workshop

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Tutor: Irene Holland
Saturday 20th Nov from 10:00 to 15:00
Cost £40

Come along and learn three types of ancient Japanese stitching – all you need is to be able to do is a straight stitch! All the materials needed to complete three coasters will be provided but please just bring your own scissors and a packed lunch.

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

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Tutor: Jane Ducarreaux
Monday 22nd Nov from 19:00 to 21:30
Cost £45

Personalise your tree or make a wonderful gift with hand-crafted fused glass decorations. During this workshop you will use pre-cut glass pieces to make your chosen design of decoration. During the workshop you will make 3-4 decorations.

Never Trust a Man Who Improves: Jane Austen and the Regency Landscape – ONLINE

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Tutor: Twigs Way
Saturday 27th Nov from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £20

From the ‘natural eminences’ of Pemberley to the realities of the parsonage garden Jane Austen used the Regency landscape as setting and symbol in her writings. Scenes and characters owe a debt to the fashion for landscape ‘improvements’ and the contrasts of fashionable nature and out-moded formalism, or even gothic fantasy. Individual features play their roles in plot and character as people loose themselves in wildering woods and regroup in open glades. We will explore references to specific landscape designers, as well as the gardens and landscapes that Jane Austen and her family knew intimately. This talk will be held online using Zoom.

Christmas Biscuit Icing for Beginners

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Tutor: Katie Harris
Saturday 27th Nov from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £30

An introductory workshop to icing biscuits to a professional standard. We will be using royal icing piped onto ginger biscuits (provided) and will be learning basic piping methods, how to flood biscuits and several simple techniques to make your biscuits look beautiful.

Fused Glass Christmas Decorations

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Tutor: Jane Ducarreaux
Friday 3rd Dec from 19:00 to 21:30
Cost £45

Personalise your tree or make a wonderful gift with hand-crafted fused glass decorations. During this workshop you will use pre-cut glass pieces to make your chosen design of decoration. During the workshop you will make 3-4 decorations.

Christmas Rustic Wreath

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Tutor: Helen Allen
Saturday 4th Dec from 10:00 to 13:00
Cost £50

Learn how to make your very own fresh Christmas Wreath from scratch. You will be provided with a beautiful selection of materials to hand make your Christmas Wreath and decorate it. You will need strong scissors plus secateurs and wire cutters if you have them plus a binbag. When booking please let the Settlement know of any plant allergies. All materials are included in the course fee.