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Online Events

To be able to access these events, you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The events will be private Zoom meetings and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to to join the event using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

Wednesday 9 December

7pm

Christmas Customs: Why do we do what we do over the festive season?

An image depicting a Victorian family around a Christmas tree.

An image depicting a Victorian family around a Christmas tree.

From Turkey to Santa himself, relax into Christmas with social history expert Sharn Matthews and spend an hour discovering the history behind Christmas traditions, learning how these have evolved over time. The talk will look at selected food, decorations, and events, all illustrated with a mixture of historic images and Christmas cards.

Christmas is very much a time for traditions, with each generation and family adding to the accepted ideas of what and how the festivities should be conducted. The resulting mixture has pagan and Christian elements blended with imported and commercial ideas to make the season special. You may be surprised how old or young some traditions are.

This hour-long talk and Q&A will provide a moment of calm in a month often far too busy – best accompanied by a mince pie and tipple of your choice!

To be able to access the talk you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£5 + Eventbrite booking fee.  To purchase a ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

Sunday 13 December 2020

7pm

'A Christmas Carol' by James Hornsby

An image of James Hornsby

An image of James Hornsby

It wouldn’t be Christmas for many of us without watching a play by the wonderful James Hornsby, so this year we are delighted to be able to bring James’ one-man performance of A Christmas Carol direct to your homes via Zoom!

Enjoy a host of Charles Dickens' wonderful characters, including Bob Cratchit, Tiny Tim, Jacob Marley, the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future, Mr and Mrs Fezziwig and, of course, the miserly Ebenezer Scrooge. All brought to life in the style of Dickens' own legendary public readings.

To be able to access the performance you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The performance will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. One ticket will enable your household to view the performance from one device.

Suitable for adults and children aged 7 and over

£7.50 per ticket + Eventbrite booking fee

To purchase a ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event

Wednesday 13 January 2021

7pm

Female Fashions 1870-1970 - part one: A social history of a century of fashion

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Wednesday 17 February 2021

7pm

Female Fashions 1870-1970 - part two: A social history of a century of fashion

An image depicting a style of shoe that was fashionable during the 20th century

An image depicting a style of shoe that was fashionable during the 20th century

Looking at the history of female fashions from 1875 to the recent past, these hour-long talks with Q&A will focus on everyday fashions from places including Northampton, drawing on 40 years of Sharn Matthews’ experience with museum costume collections across the country.

Tracing styles from bustles to mini dresses each new fashion has been reflected in the clothes people wore at home and for special occasions. Preserved in museum collections across the country, surviving examples give us a glimpse into past lives and the changing world their wearers lived in.

To be able to access the talk you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The talk will be a private Zoom meeting and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.

£5 per talk Part 1 – to purchase a ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

£5 per talk Part 2 – to purchase a ticket, please visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

£8 for the series of two + Eventbrite booking fee – to purchase a ticket, please visit the relevant Eventbrite page.

Friday 15 January - Friday 12 February 2021

10.15am-11.45pm

A series of online art history lectures: That Thing About Women and Art - Five Female Artists in Context

Emma Sheppard's 'The Cottage in Abington Park' artwork

Emma Sheppard's 'The Cottage in Abington Park' artwork

Models, muses, business managers, workshop heads, teachers, practitioners – without women, the existence of art seems unthinkable. Yet, apart from a few notable examples, women have remained curiously absent from the art historic canon. In this, our thirteenth series of art history lectures from ProArtium, we are pleased to feature the works of five women artists represented in our collection, to celebrate their achievements and explore some of the high points of, as well as challenges to, female creativity.

Friday 15 January

The Face of the Artist

Art work: Elizabeth Yeomans – The Nun

Speaker: Dr Miriam Gill

Friday 22 January

The Gentle Artist

Art work: Emma Sheppard – The Cottage at Abington Park

Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Friday 29 January

Material Girls

Art work: Elizabeth Dean – Mother & Child

Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Friday 5 February

Modern Pioneers

Art work: Alison de Cleyn – Experiment with Shoes No. 1

Speaker: Dr Conny Bailey

Friday 12 February

Idealizing the Indigene?

Art work: Dame Laura Knight – Malvern Hills

Speaker: Dr Ellie Pridgeon

 

Speakers may be amended due to unforeseen changes in availability or subject expertise.

Introductory ticket offer for the online art history lecture series

Tickets for the art history lecture series are usually £6 per lecture or £25 for a series ticket. As an introductory offer to the lectures being delivered online, tickets for this first online series will be discounted to £5 per lecture or £20 for a series ticket (+ Eventbrite booking fee).

To purchase a ticket for The Face of the Artist on 15 January visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for The Gentle Artist on 22 January visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for Material Girls on 29 January visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for Modern Pioneers on 5 February visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase a ticket for Idealizing the Indigene? On 12 February visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To purchase an Art History Lecture Series ticket visit the Eventbrite page for this event.

To be able to access the lectures you will need to use Zoom from your smartphone, tablet, laptop or PC. The lectures will be private Zoom meetings and joining details will be sent after a ticket has been purchased. You will be able to join the call using video or audio only if you would prefer not to appear on screen.