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The Art of the Elements: earth, water, air and fire

The Art of the Elements: earth, water, air and fire
The Art of the Elements: earth, water, air and fire

Alexandra Drysdale is giving four lectures at Bruton Museum on how artists from the past to the present represent the Elements in their work, both literally and symbolically. 
 
Each Element is traditionally associated with an aspect of human nature: earth with body, water with soul, air with mind, fire with spirit. Individual artists tend to lean towards one or two elements, for example, Lucian Freud towards earth, Mondrian to air, Van Gogh to fire, Whistler to water. Some artists such as Turner unite all the elements into a sublime vision of nature and humanity.
 
Dates for lectures
Earth: 25 February 2019: 2-3.30 & 6.30-8pm
Water: 4 March 2019: 2-3.30 & 6.30-8pm
Air: 11 March 2019: 2-3.30 & 6.30-8pm
Fire: 18 March 2019: 2-3.30 & 6.30-8pm
 
Venue: Bruton Museum, High St, Bruton, Somerset, BA10 0AA
 
Cost
4 lectures booked in advance: £35.00
Individual lectures: £10
 
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Bricolage in Bruton

Bricolage in Bruton

The current exhibition at Bruton’s Museum is a collection of contemporary bricolage and drawings by artist Alexandra Drysdale. What’s bricolage, you ask? It’s the creation or construction from a diverse range of available things, the process of improvisation in a human endeavour. The objects on display combine original and traditional techniques of art and craft,… Continue Reading

So here it is: Bruton Christmas Evening

So here it is: Bruton Christmas Evening

On the twelfth of December Bruton will light up for the Bruton Christmas Evening. Join us from 6pm to witness the lantern procession as local children guide Father Christmas to his grotto. Come into the grotto at the old Post Office (40 High Street) for your child to see Santa and receive a special gift.… Continue Reading

Rail disruption over Christmas and New Year

Rail disruption over Christmas and New Year

Westbury station will be closed over Christmas and New Year, meaning that most northbound trains from Bruton will not go beyond Frome. This will disrupt travellers to and from Bath, Bristol, Salisbury, Southampton and London Waterloo. A bus service will run from Frome. From the GWR website: Westbury Station will be closed from Sunday 23… Continue Reading

Cheesie wins all round

Cheesie wins all round

Bruton’s Godminster showed just how broad the appeal is of the Vintage Organic Cheddar, with a trio of top awards at the recent Global Cheese Awards 2018. The first Gold award was for Export Cheese, testament to the growing success of Godminster overseas, in Europe but also in Africa and Asia too. The Children’s Choice… Continue Reading

Brue Crew needs your help

Brue Crew needs your help

Help out with the Church Bridge Project and the Wild Trout Trust On Saturday 15 September 2018 (9.30am – 4pm with a break for lunch), we’ll be creating a pair of brushwood berms and moving some of the reeds that are congesting the river at Church Bridge, as well as cutting a notch in the weir… Continue Reading

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Open Studios recognises Bruton artist

Now the largest event in Somerset for visual artists and makers, Somerset Open Studios draws Art Weeks back to its roots, focusing on artists in their working environment. Between 15- 30 September 2018, artists demonstrate how they make their work; their process, practice and inspiration. The event allows a rare opportunity to see inside artists’… Continue Reading

Support for well being in South Somerset

Support for well being in South Somerset

A new NHS website has launched promoting well being in the area, and including a directory of available help and support. You can browse through hundreds of local services, groups and activities that could improve your well being, as well as finding health-boosting self-management tools and tips. The directory includes organisations which can help with… Continue Reading

Somerset Sight seeks volunteers in Bruton

Somerset Sight seeks volunteers in Bruton

Somerset Sight is a standalone charity that was first established in 1919, so we celebrate our Centenary next year! We started in 1919 to help the veterans returning from the trenches at the end of WW1 as many of them were suffering sight loss due to being injured or gassed during that conflict, and since… Continue Reading

Can you help us run Bruton’s website?

Can you help us run Bruton’s website?

We’re looking to volunteers to assist us with adding news and articles, keeping the diary up to date, and making sure the information on here is correct. The site is run by a small team and we could really do with some more hands! If you could spare an hour or two a month it… Continue Reading

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