Tuesday, April 07, 2020

COVID-19 & ART #9: NEW initiative - The Arts Society Connected

At 11am today there will be a lecture as part of a new initiative for those isolated at home due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The Arts Society Connected

The Arts Society Connected is a brand NEW initiative orgnised by The Arts Society.

We want to enrich lives through the arts: even if we cannot leave our homes.
During the the current situation many people will feel isolated and lonely.
On this site we want to connect people through a shared love for the arts.

There is

This is who the Arts Society is

Lecture about Velaquez Las Meninas

You can actually watch the first lecture now! ( see below)

This is the link to the Arts Society's YouTube Channel. Do follow them because once they get a 1,000 followers they get to do more things with their videos!

For some reason the video is NOT LISTED on the YouTube Channel and I assume this is an oversight. (It seems very odd if it was deliberate!)  The link is https://youtu.be/i_ZaNuKgPIg

(I'm a bit surprised they haven't done this before - I've got more followers on Making A Mark Videos than they have!)

Enjoy the arts at home with a series of films by Arts Society Accredited Lecturers, published every fortnight. We begin with an insight into Las Meninas by Velazquez from lecturer Dr. Jacqueline Cockburn - filmed at home.
According to this morning's 'The Guardian' article  Arts Society to launch online lectures for over-70s
The first lecture being broadcast at 11am on Tuesday is by the art historian Jacqueline Cockburn and was recorded in her home by her son. She had been due to lecture on Picasso at the society’s now-cancelled annual general meeting and suggested Las Meninas, which hangs in the Prado in Madrid, as a shorter alternative for the new project.
I'm not sure what "broadcast" means in this context given the video is already online.....

There will be more lectures as follows - although no clue as yet as to what they will be about

Each talk will be followed by a Q&A with the Lecturer on our dedicated Talks & Lectures Forum.

Please do join us in visiting our Lecturers in their homes from your home

I'm hoping they'll give us all a bit more notice next time.....

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...


    Many thanks for the blog always informative, interesting and wide ranging.

    Keep up the good work. Stay safe.


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