Coronation Street and the Emergence of the North – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

The start of Coronation Street in December 1960 radically changed the national perception of the North of England. Traditionally the North had been seen as grim, bleak, working class and […]

The Art of Rabindranath Tagore – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) is arguably the most important Indian artistic figure of the modern era. The first Prime Minister of India, Jawaharlal Nehru, claimed that he had two gurus: Gandhi […]

The Art of the Steal: Nazi looting during WWII – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

The Nazis looted over 20% of Western Art during World War II, confiscating art from Jewish families and emptying museums throughout Europe. This lecture will provide an overview of Nazi […]

The Manufactured Woman – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

In Greek legend, Pandora was created with the express purpose of causing trouble to men which, by opening her box, she achieved. This lecture looks at the original sources for […]

NG200: Celebrating 200 Years of the National Gallery – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

2024 marks the bicentenary of our much loved nation treasure – the National Gallery. Home to one of the greatest collections of European art, it is also a repository of […]

The Sculptures of Henry Moore and Anthony Caro – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

Henry Moore established his unique approach sculpture from the 1920s based on Michelangelo, Cubism, abstraction and central and south American Aztec and Mayan cultures. He often sculpted family groups and […]

Nothing Says Christmas like an Axe Fight – The Arts Society

The Arts Society Chiswick The Malinova Room, The Polish Social and Cultural Association (POSK), 238-246 King Street, Hammersmith, United Kingdom

In the Renaissance, Christmas was a popular time to hold jousts, tournaments and courtly spectacles. In the dark, dead of winter, a colourful, glamorous celebration of chivalry very much took […]