Evening talks

Evening talks

Dark Skies Of The South Downs

Join us for an indoors illustrated talk on the skies above us, the best places to view various constellations in our area, equipment needed and why dark sky reserves are important....

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  • Dark Skies of the South Downs £10.00

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A Sussex Wildlife Safari

Fasten your seat belts as Michael Blencowe of Sussex Wildlife Trust takes us on a virtual tour of the Trust’s nature reserves looking for our county’s most beautiful...

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  • A Sussex Wildlife Safari £14.00
  • Members-A Sussex Wildlife Safari £10.00
  • Volunteers- A Sussex Wildlife Safari £5.00

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John Evelyn's 'Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees

In the course of this evening talk find out more about the English writer, gardener and diarist John Evelyn (1620 – 1706) and his book 'Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees'....

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  • John Evelyn's Sylva - A Discourse on Forest Trees £14.00
  • Members- John Evelyn's Sylva A discourse on Forest Trees £10.00
  • Volunteers - John Evelyn's Sylva A discourse on forest trees £5.00

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From Thrift to Therapy- The colourful history of patchwork and quilting

Explore the history of British and American quilting; from the days of the American Civil war, through pioneers, the Victorians, the Great Depression, quilts used in wartime at...

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  • From Thrift to Thereapy - The Colourful History of Patchwork and Quilting £14.00
  • Members - From Thrift to Therapy - The colourful History of Patchwork £10.00
  • Volunteers - From Thrifty to Therapy-A colourful history of patchwork £5.00

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Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750

This talk will cover much of the historic county of Sussex throughout the period. The differences between the types of drinking establishments will be explained and illustrated,...

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  • Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750 £14.00
  • Members - Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750 £10.00
  • volunteers - Cakes and Ale: Food and Drink in Sussex Inns, Taverns and Alehouses C. 1550 - 1750 £5.00

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Furniture Design and Inspiration

Abdollah will be discussing his theories on how we perceive beauty and the ways we define it in our minds, in life and the importance of beauty in the art...

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  • Members - Furniture Design and Inspiration £10.00
  • Volunteers - Furniture Design and Inspiration £5.00

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Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing

A fully illustrated presentation covering an number of topics, including the State of the Art in the 21st Century; location, light and timing; composition, inspiration and mood;...

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  • Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing £14.00
  • Members - Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing £10.00
  • Volunteers - Landscapes - photography, Light and Timing £5.00

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A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects

Named after their native landscape, the Southdown sheep breed was once prized as much for its fleece as for its meat. Today, the Southdown struggles to compete with other native...

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  • A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects £14.00
  • Members - A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects £10.00
  • Volunteers - A History of Southdown Wool told through ten objects £5.00

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Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious

Ravilious (1903 – 42) was a painter, designer, book illustrator and wood-engraver. He grew up in East Sussex, and is best known for his watercolours and prints which examine...

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  • Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious £14.00
  • Members - Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious £10.00
  • Volunteers - Romantic, Nationalistic and Nostalgic: the art of Eric Ravilious £5.00

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Roman Sussex

This lecture will explore aspects of life in Sussex immediately before and during the Roman period (AD 43-410). We will review: the ‘Conquest’ of Claudius with...

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  • Members - Roman Sussex £10.00
  • Volunteers - Roman Sussex £5.00

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Drugs from Natural Sources

From Dr. William Withering's research on foxglove in the 18th century to recent extracts from the yew for chemotherapy and anti- inflammatory papain from the pineapple; the...

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  • Drugs from Natural Sources £14.00
  • Members - Drugs from Natural Sources £10.00
  • Volunteers - Drugs from Natural Sources £5.00

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East Dean: A Landscape History

Following a request from a local farmer, work began on discovering and writing the landscape history of the manor of East Dean, near Singleton. Aerial photographs (LiDAR) taken as...

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  • East Dean: A Landscape History £14.00
  • Members - East Dean: A Landscape History £10.00
  • Volunteers - East Dean: A Landscape History £5.00

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