Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Eric Ravilious and the White Horses of Wiltshire

Saturday 24 November by James Russell.  Last few tickets available.

English watercolourist Eric Ravilious (1903-42) travelled far and wide, but no landscape inspired him more than the chalk downs of southern England.  Intrigued by the figures and white horses carved into the hills, he painted a series of pictures intended as the basis for a children's book.

The White Horses book was never produced, but his 'dummy' of the book, lost for decades, was recently been purchased by the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.  James Russell’s illustrated talk will explore these paintings, teasing out stories and revisiting places that inspired this extraordinary artist.  Ravilious, painter, book illustrator, designer of transfer-ware pottery and Official War Artist, is now one of the most popular artists of his period. 

James Russell is the author of four books in the series Ravilious in Pictures, most recently A Travelling Artist and Paul Nash in Pictures: Landscape and Dream.

 Tickets Cost £6 (£3.50 for WANHS members) and are available from the Museum shop or on-line at www.wiltshireheritage.org.uk.

Tuesday, 13 November 2012

A lunchtime talk Wiltshire Heritage Museum - The Museums Art Collection

A lunchtime talk on Wednesday 14 November by Bill Perry.

The Museum holds an extensive art collection, but little of it can be displayed. Come along and find out about some of the 8,000 plus prints and paintings in our collection. All the works are of Wiltshire places and scenes dating from the 17th century, many of which no longer exist.

This lecture, by the former Chairman of the Society, will discuss and illustrate as many of the important and interesting pictures in the collection as there is time for.

Lunchtime talks start at 1.10pm and last approx. 45 minutes. Bring your lunch - we will provide tea/coffee.

Our Lecture Hall is accessible via a lift if required, has a hearing loop and air conditioning.

Booking is not required - just come along
Cost: £4 (£3 WANHS members)
Source: http://wiltshireheritagemuseum.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/the-museums-art-collection.html

Monday, 12 November 2012

Cranborne Chase and West Wiltshire Downs AONB Management Plan Review

Not sure what an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is? What is the AONB Partnership? What they have achieved so far? What would you like to see the AONB do?

From mid November to mid December, the AONB team will be visiting different village...halls around the AONB to hear your thoughts and ideas on topics and issues that affect you.
The team has to prepare a revised AONB Management Plan for 2014-19 and they need your input. The team will be visiting:

Bowerchalke – Tuesday 20th November

Sixpenny Handley – Thursday 22nd November
Tarrant Gunville – Wednesday 28th November

Chilmark – Thursday 29th November

Pen Selwood – Tuesday 4th December

Donhead St Mary – Wednesday 5th December

Damerham – Thursday 13th December

All sessions start after 7-9pm

Thursday, 8 November 2012

A talk on PATHH – Providing Access To Hampshire’s Heritage 8th Jan 2013 Salsibury

Venue: Lecture Hall / Salisbury & South Wiltshire Museum
Date: 08 Jan 2013
Time: 19:30
A talk by Stephen Fisher, Hampshire and Wight Trust for Maritime Archaeology. PATHH is a two year, HLF funded research project that makes use of historic maps to identify ‘lost’ rights of way around Hampshire. Across the countryside, numerous public routes have fallen out of use and failed to be recorded on the county’s definitive map. This project seeks to identify such routes that, were they to be re-instated, would be of benefit to modern countryside access. In this talk, project manager Stephen Fisher explains the origins of the project and the history of mapping in England.
A lecture in the Salisbury Museum Archaeology Lectures (SMAL) series. SMAL lectures are held on the second Tuesday of each month from September to April.




Fifth ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING - Saturday 10th November 2012.

12.45 p.m. at the Priests House Museum, 23-27 High Street, Wimborne Minster BH21 1HR.

There is no charge for paid-up members only wishing to attend this A.G.M.


Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Stories from the Dark Earth: Meet the Ancestors - Revisited

Wiltshire Heritage Museum Sat 10th November

Julian will be updating some of the fascinating stories from his popular Meet the Ancestors TV Series.  He will discuss what has happened to the site and the discoveries over the last 10-12 years (yes it’s that long since the original series) as well as investigating how our perceptions of those periods have changed in this time.  So there a bigger picture to be painted rather than just the updated stories of the individual sites.

Julian says "It has been huge fun, travelling from Orkney to East Anglia, Yorkshire and the Cotswolds as well as closer to home in Dorset and Winchester.  I have enjoyed meeting up with the archaeologists and specialists that we worked with before, comparing how their work has changed and how much older we all look!"

Cost £6 (£3.50 for WANHS members).  Starts 2.30pm.

Please note:  advance bookings may be cancelled 14 days before the lecture if payment has not been received.