Winter Lectures 2019

February 8th

Fakes & Forgeries

Richard Kaye is Lawrences Auctioneers picture specialist. Covering 500 years of forgeries in art – some clever, some not so clever – ranging from Botticelli to Kandinsky, this talk looks at the way in which fakers have tried to trick collectors down the centuries and how difficult it can sometimes be to work out just how they did it.

Tantalisingly, the best fakes ever made have yet to be discovered but this talk might alert you to some of the pitfalls in the picture market.

Light refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.

February 15th

Growing Cut Flowers for Pleasure & Profit

Georgie Newbery runs Common Farm Flowers and lives in the village.

She and her team grow 250,000 stems of flowers per year. Georgie will talk about how you can create a flourishing cut flower patch to give you goodies for the house year round, and will demonstrate how to make one of her gorgeous hand-tie bouquets as she talks. Georgie’s talk is to raise funds to help mend the hole in the roof of Charlton Musgrove’s 13th century church St Stephen’s in Rectory Lane. Her talk was hugely popular last year and sold out early.

Light refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.

February 22nd 

An Evening with Alan Power on Stourhead Gardens

We are delighted to welcome Alan Power, Garden and Estate Manager of Stourhead.

With hills, water and classical architecture overlaid by a fabulous collection of trees and shrubs, Stourhead was described as ‘a living work of art’ when first opened in the 1740s. Meandering paths offer vistas through trees to classical temples and surprises at every turn. Stourhead is breathtaking in any season. Alan will spend time talking about the history and management of the gardens at Stourhead, and a little about his work with the BBC.

Light refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.

March 1st

A History of Charlton Musgrove

We are thrilled that Kevin Flint and John Ball both long-standing local residents will give our final Winter lecture.

Kevin will talk about the history of the village from the time of the Domesday Book up to the present day and also do a virtual tour of the village and the history of various buildings. John will be on hand exhibiting some of his artefacts including items from the Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman and more recent times, all of which have been found within the Parish. 

Light Refreshments will be available from 7.00pm.

What's On

Coffee morning 


15th March


Parish Council Meeting CMMH


Wednesday 13th March



Winter Lecture Series
Feb 8th - 1st March 2019 


Weekly Timetable

Revitalising Yoga Class

every Monday

at CMMH 7 - 8.30pm



Every Wednesday and Thursday morning at CMMH


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