Ludlow Arts: Word

Events
View from Horseshoe

Wednesday 15 December 2021

1:30pm

Richard's Castle Village Hall

Shelly Perkins

Antarctic Voyage

In January 2017, Teme valley based artist Shelly Perkins embarked on a voyage to the Antarctic as Artist in residence on the Royal Navy's ice breaking ship HMS Protector. Shelly's talk shares her experiences of life on board a military vessel, as she toured the Antarctic peninsula for six weeks, through her pictures, sketches and finished artworks. ...read more...

Edward Clayton with his ministerial team 1889

Wednesday 12 January 2022

4:00pm

Ludlow Methodist Church

Rory Chase

The Life of Reverend Edward Farrinton Clayton

The subject of Rory Chase's lecture is Edward ffarrington Clayton, Rector of Ludlow from 1867 to 1907 whose term of office saw the building of three new church buildings in Parish for the rapidly growing community. ...read more...

Crop mark

Monday 17 January 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Andrew Wigley

Recent Archaeological Survey over Shropshire

Archaeology has been improved with the advent of modern technologies. One of longest esablished of these is aerial photography through which variations in colours, shading and other characteristics can be used to predict the presence of both documented and undocumented archaeological remains. ...read more...

Paul Bahn

Wednesday 19 January 2022

2:00pm for 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Paul Bahn

Australian Aboriginal Rock Art - the world's longest unbroken art tradition

Rock art has been produced in Australia since at least 40,000 years ago — and probably even longer — but continues to be produced in some regions. Major new discoveries of rock art are still being made in remote areas. ...read more...

Ironbridge

Wednesday 9 February 2022

4:00pm

Ludlow Methodist Church

David de Haan

The Ironbridge: New Discoveries

The Ironbridge is an icon of the Industrial Revolution and has been a tourist attraction since the day it opened in 1781. With few surviving documentary records for its design and construction much remains to be discovered.

Most of David de Haan's working life was with museums including the Science Museum in Londan and the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust. ...read more...

The Duc de Berry: Medieval Illuminated Manuscript

Wednesday 16 February 2022

2:00pm for 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Christopher de Hamel

The Duc de Berry: Medieval Illuminated Manuscripts

The flamboyant Duc de Berry (1340-1416), brother of the king of France, was the most famous art patron of the late Middle Ages. His great Book of Hours, the Très Riches Heures, is one of the finest of all medieval works of art. ...read more...

A 1930s Rolex watch

Monday 21 February 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Alexander Barter

A stylistic history of the watch in the 20th Century

The 20th Century saw the rise of the wrist watch to near ubiquity. But its styling followed not only general stylistic artistic schools and trends but also major changes in technology. ...read more...

Ludlow, Shropshire

Wednesday 6 March 2022

4:00pm

Ludlow Methodist Church

Edward West

An overview of planning and planning policy in Shropshire with special reference to Ludlow

Many of England's rural counties are under pressure for development caused by changing demographic patterns and Shropshire is no exception. But the sensitive nature of its protected landscapes and historic environments make the satisfactory accommodation of new development an especial skill ...read more...

Ludlow misericord

Wednesday 16 March 2022

2:00pm for 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Imogen Corrigan

The Topsy Turvy World of Misericords

This lecture takes the audience on a tour of some of the extraordinary images that exist in over 700 churches in England. The art form was in vogue mainly from C13th — C15th and rarely includes religious images despite the misericords being positioned so close to the high altar. ...read more...

Lucie Mascord

Monday 21 March 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Lucie Mascord

All things great and small: conserving Natural History collections

The extraordianry breadth in the make-up of natural objects gives rise to a similarly wide spectrum of techniques for their conservation in museums and collections. ...read more...

Charles Darwin

Wednesday 30 March 2022

4:00pm

Ludlow Methodist Church

John Cartwright

Charles Darwin: the Shropshire Lad who transformed thought

Charles Darwin was born in Shrewsbury in 1809. He was the grandson of two members of the Lunar Society, Erasmus Darwin and Josiah Wedgwood, and had a varied education at Shewsbury School, Edinburgh University and Christ's College Cambridge. His influence ...read more...

Constantine Ionides

Wednesday 13 April 2022

4:00pm

Ludlow Methodist Church

Andrew Watson

Constantine Alexander Ionides, was a member of a Greek family who founded an exporting and financial business in Britain in the 19th Century. He was a friend of many contemporary artists and amassed an enormous collection of 1138 paintings, drawings and prints which he left to the V&A in 1901. ...read more...

Darwin's Fossils

Monday 18 April 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Adrian Lister

Darwin's Fossils

Darwin is well-known for his work in the Galapigos Isalnds, but his interest in palaeontology is less well appreciated. It was his comparisons of South American fossils with living species that did much to inform his theory of evolution. ...read more...

Moroccan Blue

Wednesday 20 April 2022

2:00pm for 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Elizabeth Gowing

Morocco Blues — why and how Morocco got painted blue

This leture draws on Elizabeth's time in Morocco in visits spanning more than 25 years. The lecture focuses particularly on the stories behind the blue pigment used for the fishing boats and doorways of photogenic Essaouira on the Moroccan coast, and the Majorelle Blue... ...read more...

The Newport mediaeval ship

Monday 16 May 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Robert Kenny

Newport Mediaeval Ship

The Newport ship was discovered on a building site on the banks of the River Usk just south of Newort Castle and Newport Bridge, the historic crossing-point of the Usk. Funding was raised for its removal and it is now being conserved in one of the largest current projects of its kind. ...read more...

Pottery

Wednesday 18 May 2022

2:00pm for 2:15pm

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Julian Richards

Passionate Potters — from Morgan to Leach

William Morris led a revolution against the products of the machine age. The first of our ‘passionate potters’, William de Morgan, was a friend of Morris who rediscovered the secrets of Near Eastern lustre glazes. In contrast, the eccentric and argumentative Martin Brothers created a range of elaborate salt glazed pots unparalleled in their imaginative breadth. ...read more...

The Staffordshire Hoard

Monday 20 June 2022

7:00pm for 7:30pm

Shropshire Museums Collections Centre

Leslie Webster

Wider implications of the Staffordshire Hoard (including the Dinham Pommel)

The Staffordshire Hoard, discovered near Lichfield in 2009, comprises more than 3,500 gold, silver and jewelled objects of a military nature. They were deposited on the site in the middle of the 7th Century although many of them were already then of historic significance. ...read more...