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separately. Stage one will cover the period from pre-history to the11th century, stage two will coverthe period from the 14th to the late-16th century. THE GOLDEN AGE OF ENGLISHMUSIC STUDY WEEKEND.DEVON BAROQUE: FOURCONCERTS AND RECITALSDates:23-25 March 2012 Tutorsinclude Peter MedhurstVenue:Dartington Hall, DevonCost: £285 inc. all meals and wine.Room and breakfast: £45 pppnContact:Jeremy Logie, 15 HeathWay, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 5GP, This musical study weekend willexplore the Golden Age of EnglishBaroque music, culminating in aconcert performance of Purcell'sopera Dido and Aeneas, featuringrenowned American mezzo-sopranoMeg Bragle. In addition, there will belectures and a discussion onmusical instruments, a showing ofthe film Restorationand conductedtour of Dartington's gardens.Directed from the violin byMargaret Faultless, Devon Baroqueis the leading baroque orchestra inthe South West.ANGELS, SAINTS AND VIRGINSDate:19 October 2011Venue:St Matthew's Church,Cheltenham Tutor:Geri ParlbyPrice:£26 (inc. coffee and buffet)Contact:Jenny Colmer, Tel: 01453887169, Geri Parlby will introduce theworld of South American Christianpaintings. In the 16th century theSpanish Conquistadores, in theirefforts to convert the Incas toChristianity, taught them to painttheir interpretation of the teachingsof the Jesuits and Franciscans, thusreleasing a unique genre of religiouspaintings. Angels with guns, guitarsand swords, Holy Marys with crownof feathers or spinning wool, thismerger of the two cultures hasproduced a colourful, vibrant andcompletely original art form that isstill being practised today.EDUCATION: COURSESTime: 10.30am-3.30pm Cost: £27 per day or £75 for allthree days (inc. coffee )Contact:Joy McWhirter, Tel: 01235 520232, WOMEN IN ART - SUBJECT,MUSE AND MODELDate:17 February 2012Tutor:Lynne GibsonWe will explore some ideals ofwomanhood: the Virgin, the pure wife and loving mother; butalso Venus, Eve and the 'fallen'woman! The afternoon session willlook at particular artists' models,from Elizabeth Siddal to Kate Moss, who have been both museand inspiration.WOMEN ARTISTS FROM THE 16TH TO THE 20THCENTURIESDate:12 March 2012Tutor: Pamela HalfordLecture one will examine why therewere so few women artists in theearly period. Lecture two will look at the changing conditions of the19th century, focusing on the work of Mary Cassatt and BertheMorisot and lecture three willexamine women artists of the 20th century.WOMEN OF THE THEATREDate: 2 April 2012Tutor:Frances HughesThe first lecture will look at EllenTerry and her influence. The secondwill take the form of a dramatisedanthology and the third will deal withwomen of the 20th-century theatre.THE STORY OF ART - IN THEFOOTSTEPS OF GOMBRICHTutor: Geri Parlby and othersTime: 10.30am-3.30pmPrice: £150 per stageContact: Ros Taylor, Blake'sFarm, Halse, Taunton TA4 3AG,Tel: 01823 STAGE 1: STRANGEBEGINNINGS TO WESTERNART IN THE MELTING POTDates:12, 18 and 26 January, 2 and 16 February 2012Venue: Dart's Farm, Topsham, nr Exeter EX3 0QHSTAGE 2: THE CHURCHTRIUMPHANT TO A CRISIS OF ARTDate(s): 9, 16, 23 and 30 January,and 6 February 2012Venue: The Museum and ArtGallery, Drake Circus, PlymouthPL4 8AJThis course provides a chronologicalsurvey of the history of art, as wellas examining the religious, ritual,social and political contexts in whichthe art was created. Each stage isdiscrete and can be studiedNEW LECTURERSKate Baden Fuller(contemporary stainedglass), Paul Harris(photography, Scottish andwar artists), Sarah Kelly(Western European art, 15th to 20th centuries),Jonathan Meyer (Greatexhibitions and world fairs,and furniture), TimothyWilcox (Laura Knight, theOlympic Art Competitions)and Rupert Willoughby(Bayeux Tapestry, Simon deMontfort and Basingstoke).NADFAS lecturer ProfessorTom James was appointedMBE in the recent HonoursList for 'services to HigherEducation' - covering hiswork on behalf of theUniversity at Winchester but also services to thewider public includinglecturing for NADFAS. LECTURERSNEWSNADFAS REVIEW / AUTUMN Enjoy a Baroque musical feast at Dartington Hall (South West)VENICE AND LONDON - AMUSICAL AND ARTISTICPARTNERSHIPDate:19 November 2011Venue:The Clockhouse, Milford, SurreyTutor:Peter MedhurstTime: 10.30am-3pmPrice: £22 (inc. coffee and lunch)Contact: Liz Coult, Cherry Trees,Mark Way, Godalming, SurreyGU7 2BN, Tel: 01483 417269, Venice declined, it produced everfewer opportunities for high-gradelucrative employment and as a result,artists and musicians looked for workelsewhere. Many set their sights onthe ever-expanding English capital.Through digital images, film and liveexamples, Peter explores the knock-on effect of the Venetians' stay in18th-century London and revealshow English culture took on adiscernable Venetian quality.SOUTH WESTWEST MERCIAWEST SURREY