The Society’s meeting in June is on Thursday the 9th and will be held as usual in Stourbridge Town Hall, our ideal venue, starting at 10.55 am. The lecturer this month is Catherine Tackley and her subject: The Origins of Jazz with particular reference to how jazz arrived in Britain. This lecture explores early jazz and its impact on musicians, artists, and the public. What does it mean to improvise? How should we listen to jazz?
How has group playing changed over the years? Catherine is Professor and Head of the Music Department at Liverpool University as well as a writer on jazz, exhibition curator and music director of Dr Jazz and the Cheshire Cats Big Band based in Lymm. This is our last lecture of the season, and you are most welcome to join us on the 9 June.
To find out more details please Neill Robb on either 07484 830487 or firstname.lastname@example.org by the 6 June or earlier. Our new season begins in early September.
The Arts Society Stourbridge was founded almost a quarter of a century ago. We are a member Society of The Arts Society - a leading arts education charity with a global network of over 380 local Societies, which bring people together through a shared curiosity for the arts.
Our objective, through inspiring lectures, visits, study days and heritage projects, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the arts, with like-minded, friendly people.
We meet on a Thursday once a month (except July, August and December), at Stourbridge Town Hall. Our meetings begin at 10.50 am and prospective members are welcome as guests,
Our speakers are chosen for their specialist knowledge, presentational skills and entertainment value. They speak on a wide variety of topics: architecture, painting, music, glass, film, furniture, jewellery - and much, much more, from classical and ancient to modern and contemporary.
Membership gives access to our Special Interest Days, where a topic is explored in more detail, and to our programme of visits to galleries, museums, exhibitions, the theatre, country houses, gardens . . . and, each year, an arts-related tour abroad.
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