2019 Programme

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Full Programme 2019
If you would like to see the full programme for 2019, please download 'Programme 2019' and you will see all events at a glance in calendar format.
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What you need to know about our regular events:

Monthly Demonstrations

Meetings are held at Stratford College (CV37 9QR) on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 7.30pm to 9.30pm. You are welcome to arrive earlier for tea and coffee from 6.45pm if you wish to socialise with friends before the meeting.  Bring your own mug to save money and the environment.


If you have a friend who is interested in joining us for the evening, the cost to visitors is £5.00. There is no charge to members.



All workshops are held at The Shottery Studio, above the Shottery Memorial Hall, Hathaway Lane on a Saturday 10.00am to 4.00pm.
Cost is £35.00 unless stated otherwise.

Tea, coffee and biscuits are provided but please bring a packed lunch.

 To Book please contact Lesley Shepherd  stratfordartsociety@gmail.com

Art Talks


One Thursday every month, Vivien delivers a talk about the history and art of a chosen artist.




Art Appreciation Visits

On our visits we travel by Johnson's coaches.  We provide pickup at: Henley at 7.45am (where there is free parking), at Rother Street at 8.15am and the Racecourse at 8.30am. Parking at the racecourse is £1 collection on boarding the bus.  

Art Appreciation Visits are booked at the monthly meeting; go see Sue at the Trips Table to find out what trips we are organising!

Upcoming events for 2019 in more detail:

Sunday 28th July 2019

Althorp House


This a fabulous opportunity to visit Althorp House; one of our most prestigious ancestral family run homes in England, with an amazing collection of art and curios. 

The trip is only half a day as we can only gain entrance after 12.30pm, and exit will be at 4.30pm 

There is a cafe on site, which apparently just does cakes and sandwiches, but there is also a picnic area so please feel free to bring a packed lunch if a fine day.

Althorp House do require the entrance fee up front, which is £14 per person (concession) and the coach fee is £20 per person.  


Please come and see Di at the Trips Table to book your place at the next monthly meeting. 


Departure times: Henley depot at 10.45 am, Rother Street at 11.15am, and The Racecourse at 11.30 am.
Departure from Althorpe: 4.30pm
We are booked in the house for 


Sunday 28th July 2019


Art Appreciation Tour




Saturday 21st September 2019


Jake Winkle

'Going Wild' in Watercolour Workshop


Jake exhibits widely in the south of England and in 2004 was a finalist in the Daily Mail's 'Not The Turner Prize' competition.  In 2007 his work was selected for the Royal Society of British Artist's exhibition in The Mall Galleries, London, and from that time he has been contributing regular articles about his painting style for The Artist magazine. 


His loose, bright style of watercolour is instantly recognisable and his contemporary style is perfectly suited to capturing animals.

See www.jakewinkle.co.uk


Tea and coffee are provided but please bring a packed lunch

This workshop is full but if you wish to be put on the waiting list contact

Lesley Shepherd:  Email lesley_s40@yahoo.co.uk



Thursday 5th December 2019


Christmas Spectacular at Waddesdon Manor


Come and join us on this spectacular tour of Waddesdon Manor at Christmas!  You can have a superb Christmas lunch in the Dairy, which is only used on occasions such as Christmas.  It has a beautiful aspect overlooking the lake. It is £26 per person for two courses plus a glass of red or white wine and coffee. 


Tours of the beautifully decorated house will be taking place, and you can also enjoy the light show at 4pm.  There will be around 80 gift stalls at the market in front of the house. You will leave this fantastic day feeling very Christmassy!

This is free entry to National Trust members.


Entry Fees: £5 entry for National Trust members (please remember your National Trust cards), and £21 entry for non-members.  

Your coach fee is £20per person. Please come to our members tour table to find out more from Sue or Di at your monthly meetings. We are always happy to help.


Please help to save our oceans

As a Society we want to support the reduction of plastics, particularly when it ends up in the sea. Please bring your own mug for refreshments and the price is 50 pence. If however you use one of the “use and throwaway” cups, we provide, the charge will be £1.00.  Thank you for your help.