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Farm, a series of gardens hasbeen created spread among theold farm buildings, spilling out andmerging into the landscape andwoodlands. Rambling roses formnatural hedgerows, ponds havebeen dug and planted, andexisting woodland has beenplanted with white floweringhydrangeas and viburnums. Thecharming garden at SwanningtonManor is dominated by old yewand box hedges that have longsince lost any hint of formality.Here we will find a box parterre inyellow and green, a wildflowermeadow, a lovely water garden,generous lawns and a kitchengarden.Date:2 July 2010 - OxfordshireVenue:Eastleach House,Eastleach; Oxleaze Farm, nearEastleach; Westwell Manor,Westwell, Burford.Time:10.30am-5.30pmPrice:£75.50 per personEastleach House garden hasfeatured in many gardeningmagazines. It includes formalborders, an arboretum, a rillgarden and an enchanting area ofgarden compartments enclosed bysheltering walls with clipped boxhedges, a rose covered pergolaand an immaculate kitchen garden.At Oxleaze Farm the gardenincludes borders thick withVerbena bonariensis and lushplanting of summer perennials androses, an arboretum and a kitchengarden. The inventive gardendesigner, Anthea Gibson, will guideus around her garden at WestwellManor, where we will see contrastsbetween the traditional - inborders and wisteria-clad pergola,and the contemporary - in theblack water pool and the moongarden.OUR EUROPEAN HERITAGE:'REALISM AND BEAUTY: THEARTISTS OF FIFTEENTH-CENTURY NORTHERNEUROPE'Date:19 April 2010Venue: Harewood House, nrLeedsTutor:Christopher HerbertTime: 10am-3pmPrice: £30 (inc. coffee andentrance to house and gardens)Cheques made payable to NorthEast Area NADFASContact: Lady Kennedy,Peterblue, Stumps Lane, Darley,Harrogate, North Yorkshire HG3 2RS or email:paulvirginia1965@gmail.com We will be studying the realism andbeauty of the paintings producedin the Northern Renaissance. Wewill learn who the influential artistswere, what was happeningpolitically and culturally and therole that the Medici bank played inthe art world. We shall be lookingat Jan van Eyck's Adoration of theLamb and Rogier van derWeyden's Deposition, among otherartworks.OUR EUROPEAN HERITAGE:'BEYOND THE GILDEDSTAGE: A SOCIAL ANDCULTURAL HISTORY OFOPERA' Date:7 June 2010 Venue:The Bar Convent, YorkTutor:Daniel SnowmanTime:10.30am-3.15pmPrice:£30 (inc. coffee) plus£7.50 for a quiche lunch to beordered in advance. Chequesmade payable to North EastArea NADFAS Contact: Lady Kennedy (asbefore)From the birth of opera in lateRenaissance Italy we move toLouis XIV's Versailles, Handel'sLondon, Mozart's Vienna, Verdi'sItaly, Wagner's Germany, GildedAge America and the world-widespread of opera in the 20thcentury. We consider patronage ofthe arts, the changing nature ofaudiences, theatrical architectureand stage design and the impactof such new technologies aselectric lighting, recording,photography and film.EDUCATION: COURSESNORTH EASTBelow: A focus on art from the Orient and beyond in Beyond Western Civilisations Right: Swannington Manor gardenswww.nadfas.org.ukNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010

WESSEXTutor:Janet Canetty-ClarkeADDITIONAL STUDY DAYSVenue:St Francis Church Hall,Beatrice Road, Salisbury SP1 3PNTime:10.30am-3.30pmPrice:£20 per study day (inc.light lunch & coffee) £40 for bothBooking opens 1 March 2010Contact:Mrs Susan Pearson (asbefore)The Glories of Byzantine Artand its Legacy to EuropeDate: 13 October 2010Tutor:Jane AngeliniRenaissance Venetian Glassand its European ProgenyDate: 9 February 2011Tutor:Caroline Macdonald-HaigTHE WORD IN THE PATTERN:MARY WATTS' CHAPELDate:10 July 2010 Venue: Compton Village Hall,The Street, Compton, SurreyGU3 1EGTutor:Various, to includeCurator of Watts GalleryTime: 10am-5pmPrice:£35 (to include morningand afternoon refreshments,sandwich lunch, evening drinksreception with live chambermusic). Please make chequespayable to Watts GalleryContact:Liz Coult, Cherry Trees,Mark Way, Godalming, SurreyGU7 2BN or email: liz@coults.co.uk Tel: 01483 417269Summer will see a celebration ofEDUCATION: COURSESHERITAGE AND FABRIC ATMUNCASTER CASTLE: APANDORA'S BOX OFTREASURESDate:20 April 2010Venue:Muncaster Castle,Ravenglass, CumbriaTutor:Jacqueline HymanPrice:£33 (inc. tea/coffee &lunch)Contact:Janet Cummings,Snodworth, Snodworth Road,Langho BB6 8DS or emailjcnadfas1@yahoo.co.uk Wonderful treasures have beencollected over eight centuries bythe family who still live in thismagnificent place. Ruskin admiredthe garden and its setting. Textilesof comparable standing with thosein the V&A, usually never seen, willbe available to us as well as silver,paintings and ceramics when thehouse is closed.EXPLORING VENICE: ASERIES OF EIGHT STUDYDAYSVenue: All study days take placeat Cerne Abbas Village Hall,Dorchester DT2 7GYTime:10.30am-3.30pmPrice:£160 for course of eightstudy days (inc. light lunch &coffee)Booking opens on 1 March 2010Contact: Mrs Susan Pearson,Tresco, Westleaze, Charminster,Dorchester DT2 9PZ. Tel: 01305259431 or email:acewessex@yahoo.comRenaissance Venice: Tradition& InnovationDate:6 October 2010Tutor:Paula NuttallRenaissance Venice: Art andSocietyDate:20 October 2010Tutor: Paula Nuttall18th-Century Artists inVeniceDate:9 November 2010Tutor: Colin BaileyLiterary VeniceDate: 30 November 2010Tutor: Michael WheelerThe Architecture of VeniceDate: 18 January 2011Tutor:Jo WaltonBritish & American Artists inVenice 1815-presentDate: 15 February 2011Tutor:Julian HalsbyVenice as a Colonial PowerDate: 29 March 2011Tutor:Nirvana RomellVenice and her MusicDate: 12 April 2011NEW LECTURERSSuzanne Fagence Cooper(Victorian art, particularlypre-Raphaelite), CharlesHarris (posters) and JustineHopkins (British art,especially portraiture andsculpture, plus Surrealism).RETIRING LECTURERSRosemary Baird, FrancesFeldman, Gail Forrest, CherryGilchrist, Linda Hall, AnnHopkins-Clarke, JamesMalpas, Richard Morris,Martin Pulver and BruceRonaldson have retired fromthe Directory and SophieOosterwijk is on a sabbaticaluntil further notice. NADFASthanks them for theirscholarship and the pleasurethey have brought duringtheir time on the Directory ofLecturersLECTURERSNEWSAbove:Muncaster Castle -a treasure trove of dazzling fabricsBelow right:Mary Watts' Chapel -The Word in the PatternNADFAS REVIEW / SPRING 2010www.nadfas.org.ukthe magnificent chapel created byMary Watts for Compton. We willvisit the Chapel, a Grade 1building, Byzantine in shape andCeltic in decoration. This was acommunity art project led by Mary,and its importance lies not only inits unique design, but in its richdecoration heavy with symbolismexpressed through anextraordinary range of images. Thisstudy day will bring together eightexperts to tell the story of MaryWatts, the Chapel, its constructionand decoration and the meaningbehind the symbolism.NORTH WESTWEST SURREY