Talks and Excursions
Talks will be held at the Angel Centre at 8.00 pm. Coffee is available before the start of the meeting, from 7.30 pm.
We are pleased that
it has now been possible to resume our normal programme of meetings and visits.
Tuesday 26th October 2021
PRINCE CHARLES’ URBAN EXTENSIONS
Richard Holme will tell the story of Poundbury and Nansledan, and what the critics think of them: are they ‘Feudal Disneyland’, or ‘Models for the Future’?
Tuesday 16th November 2021
BEASTS, BISHOPS AND BANKERS - THE STORY OF SEVENOAKS
Jonathan Fenner, who previously has given us talks on ‘Maritime Kent’ in 2016 and ‘A Celebration of Kent’s Architecture’ in 2018, will tell us the fascinating story of Sevenoaks from the time of the Norman Conquest, through its associations with bishops in the Middle Ages, and then later with its links to bankers.
Tuesday 18th January 2022
THE WORLD OF ART DECO
Ian Gledhill, who previously gave us a talk about the Crystal Palace, will look at how Art Nouveau evolved into the style that defined the jazz era and the golden age of pre-war Hollywood musicals. The Art Deco style of architecture and design launched a thousand cinemas (and the Hoover factory) and is still influential today.
Tuesday 15th February 2022
THE ARTS AND CRAFTS MOVEMENT AND ITS GARDENS
Stephen Harmer, the Head Gardener at Tonbridge School, will give an illustrated talk on the Arts & Crafts Movement and its gardens. He will cover the reasons why the movement started and importantly it’s demise, caused by the Great War. He will also look at what component parts make an Arts & Crafts Garden and show us some examples of these gardens.
Tuesday 15th March 2022
ALL THINGS NUTTY
From his many years experience of the growing and processing of Cobnuts, as well as of other types of nuts, Alexander Hunt, of Potash Farm, St Mary’s Platt, will tell us all about what is actually involved, in his talk on ‘All Things Nutty’.
Tuesday 12th April 2022