Our 2023/2024 Programme

We’re delighted to introduce members and visitors with our new programme of monthly illustrated talks lectures.

Speakers have been chosen from the exclusive Arts Society directory of 385 renowned lecturers whose enthusiasm for their subjects is backed by experience and enormous expertise. If they don’t completely satisfy your curiosity, they’ll welcome your questions after the talk.

You will learn how the pre-Raphaelites got their name, laugh at the Pompeians having fun on their frescoes and perhaps be moved almost to tears by the trials of Oscar Wilde. At our first lecture you’ll realise why Gainsborough has made Mr. and Mrs. Andrews look so grumpy and, as the season goes on, and to your surprise, you may find yourself captivated by a lecture about an artist or theme that had never interested you until now!

Come and join us – visitors are always welcome. Members and non-members are invited to a glass of wine, or other refreshment, after the Monday afternoon lectures.  Space is limited at the very well-attended Tuesday morning extra lectures but only members are guaranteed a place –  signing on as a member is well worth it.

What have we prepared for you this 2023-2024 season?  Scroll down the page and click on the lecture names or events to find out.

October 2023

Mon 16 October at 16:30
Love, Marriage and Fidelity in Western Art
Lecturer: Sophie Oosterwijk

Patron: Blevins Franks

Monday 3 October 11:30 for 12:00
Danish Club, Mijas
Annual General Meeting

November 2023

Mon 13 November at 16:30
Last Supper in Pompeii
Lecturer: Paul Roberts

Patron: Palomino Properties

Tues 14 November at 10:30
Palmyra: Pride of the Desert
Lecturer: Paul Roberts

December 2023

Mon 11 December at 16:30
The Architecture of Mughal India: Palaces, Mosques, Gardens & Mausoleums
Lecturer: John Stevens

Patron: Roberto García Giles, PMC Law

Fri 15 December 
Christmas Lunch

January 2024

Mon 8 January at 16:30
Lecturer: Sarah Ciacci

Patron: Sue Brodie: Member & Founder

Tues 9 January at 10:30
The Enigma of Cézanne
Lecturer: Sarah Ciacci

Members Forum
Tuesday 16 January


February 2024

Mon 12 February at 16:30
Catherine the Great: the World’s Greatest Collector
Lecturer: Andrew Prince

Patron: Bruce Roberts Boat Design

Tues 13 February at 10:30
Losing Freedom: The tragic end of the Spanish Revolution in 1823
Lecturer: Manuel Parodi

March 2024

Mon 11 March at 16:30
Oscar Wilde: Up Close
Lecturer: Giles Ramsay

Patron: Christine Seifert, Member & Artist

April 2024

Mon 8 April  at 16:30
Paris & The Belle Époque
Lecturer: Cindy Polemis

Patron: The Napthen Family

Mon 9 April at 10:30

Portraiture: Here’s Looking at You
Lecturer: Cindy Polemis

May 2024

Mon 13 May at 16:30
Joaquin Sorolla: Painter of Light
Lecturer: Jacqueline Cockburn

Patron: Blevins Franks

Mon 14 May at 16:30
Dispelling and Preserving the Moors in Spain
Lecturer: Jacqueline Cockburn

Date, Time & Venue to be confirmed
End of Season Dinner