The Arts Society Fife Lectures

Check out The Arts Society Fife's online lectures taking place over the coming months where lecturers share their specialist knowledge on the arts!

The Arts Society Fife Lectures

About The Arts Society Fife Lectures

We are The Arts Society Fife and have members from all over Fife. We are connected to The Arts Society, a leading arts educational charity with over 90,000 members worldwide. We meet monthly from September until June to listen to lecturers share their specialist knowledge on the arts. Members also have the opportunity to join in local arts and heritage projects.

Our first 4 lectures are online with the hope of returning to our lecture hall in Cupar in January 2022.

14th September 2021: Garden Hunting in China by Timothy Walker

"Many gardeners visit China to collect plants but few go to look at the gardens. In addition this lecture looks at the wider cultural aspects of this country and its contradictions. Since 1986 I have given 1,500 public lectures. This was originally part of my work as director of the Oxford University Botanic Garden from 1988 to 2014. Botanic gardens are often described as living museums, and garden curators lecture about them in the same way as museum curators talk about their collections. Since 2014 I have been a college lecturer and tutor at Somerville College Oxford. Gardens are often thought of a place where science and art meet on equal terms. My lectures investigate this relationship."

12 October 2021: The Wemyss School of Needlework ZOOM

Fiona Wemyss will take us through 144 years of change and development in this family enterprise from its philanthropic beginnings to its present operation.

02 November 2021: The Magical Art of Wartime Camouflage

Camouflaging ships in wartime was invented by Norman Wilkinson during WW1,but a professional conjuror, Jasper Maskelyne, accomplished astonishing illusions to confuse Rommel in WW2.Even the Suez Canal was disguised.

An art historian and archaeologist, Nicholas Reed, in the 1980s became Founder- Chairman of the Friends of Shakespeare's Globe. In 2005 he was one of two Lecturer Representatives on the The Arts Society Advisory Council and also Vice-Chairman of Folkestone. He is the author of four books on the Impressionists in England, and one on the Frost Fairs on the Frozen Thames. His latest book My Father, the Man who Never Was features in his latest lecture.

14 December 2021: FABER and FABER. 90 Years of excellence in Cover Design

Founded in 1925, Faber and Faber built a reputation as an important publishing house, in a large part due to the firm’s insistence on good design and illustration. Rex Whistler, Peter Blake and Damien Hirst are amongst the artist invited to design covers.

Toby is an experienced lecturer and public speaker who has been accredited by The Arts Society since 2012. His career began with Natural Sciences at Cambridge and has been through investment banking, management consulting and five years as managing director of the publishing company founded by his grandfather, Faber and Faber, where he remains on the board. He is also non-executive Chairman of its sister company, Faber Music and a director of Liverpool University Press.

Similar events you might like...

Death Cafe

Death Cafe

Selected dates between 26th January 2022 - 23rd March 2022

Held across the UK, Death Cafés are welcoming, safe and friendly meetings for people, often strangers, to openly discuss something that affects us all.
Read more

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

Gordon Buchanan: 30 Years In the Wild - Anniversary Tour

30th January 2022

Gordon Buchanan will discuss his incredible 30 year career as a wildlife filmmaker at the Alhambra Theatre on January 30th 2022!
Read more

Jack the Ripper - The Jury is out

Jack the Ripper - The Jury is out

27th February 2022

Was the last man hanged in Dundee really Jack the Ripper? You decide! Guilty or Not Guilty? Join journalist Michael Mulford for a captivating, new presentation of facts and research!
Read more

Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

Day At Night: The Doris Day Songbook

4th March 2022

A celebration of the life of Doris Day, featuring over 24 popular hits from the Doris Day Songbook, the songs interwoven with stories, anecdotes and facts about the life of this special lady.
Read more

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

Tim Peake: My Journey to Space

22nd March 2022

Fasten your seatbelts and get ready for an awe-inspiring ride when Tim Peake shares his experience of life in space when he brings his UK tour to the Alhambra Theatre on Tuesday 22nd March!
Read more

The Psychology Of Serial Killers

The Psychology Of Serial Killers

13th May 2022

Forensics lecturer Jennifer Rees is an expert in the dark underbelly of murder and in this fascinating talk she will be revealing the results of years of research.
Read more

Graeme Hall The Dogfather

Graeme Hall The Dogfather

27th May 2022

The hugely popular and accomplished Graeme Hall (Channel 5’s Dogs Behaving (very) badly) is bringing his wisdom, charm and puppy prowess to the Alhambra Theatre on 27th May!
Read more

The Parrish Times

The Parrish Times

21st October 2022

Former professional motorcycle and truck racer turned TV commentator and speaker/entertainer, Steve Parrish will share the uncut version of his hilarious biography The Parrish Times.
Read more

Find other events in Fife

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Cupar Farmers Market
Get along to Cupar Farmers Market, offering a great range of produce, on the third Saturday of every month!
Cinderella: Panto 2022
Polish your pumpkins, dust off your gowns and grab your glass slippers as the Christmas 2022 pantomime Cinderella, is coming to Rothes Halls!
Oliver’s Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs Kids Club
The Oliver’s Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs Saturday Kids Club is for families to have a safe environment to have some fun, so why not pop in and say hello!
Oliver’s Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs - Mental Health Drop In
Oliver’s Army Assistance and Therapy Dogs have started mental health drop in sessions every Friday at Crosshill Business Centre, Lochgelly.
Alan Carr - Not Again, Alan!
Join Alan Carr at the Alhambra Theatre as he muses upon the things that make his life weird and wonderful!

Popular Venues

Adam Smith Theatre Alhambra Theatre Dunfermline Carnegie Hall Rothes Halls The Byre Theatre St Andrews