Portraits of Scotland

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Come face to face with Mary Queen of Scots, Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, J K Rowling and many more celebrated Scottish rulers, artists, architects and writers, who have helped to shape Scotland today. Join Kenneth Park, lecturer, curator and tour leader, for an illustrated lecture when he presents a selection of […]

Tale Of Two Islands: Mauritius & Reunion

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SPECIAL LOCKDOWN EVENT! The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Reunion are fantastic destinations. Mauritius with its fascinating history that includes Matthew Flinders used to rely on sugar but today has a mixed economy with a very well developed tourist industry. No wonder as it offers stunning scenery, beaches and a rich cultural life. Nearby […]

Some Great Houses, Castles and Gardens of Scotland

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This lecture will take you to Scotland to see some truly wonderful country houses and castles. We will crisscross this country to find finest houses and castles the likes of Hopetoun House, Holyrood Palace, Glamis Castle, Blair Castle, Dunvegan Castle and more... This lecture is being presented using Zoom by Kenneth Park and Old Treasury […]

Walk Acland Street St Kilda with Kenneth Park

Palais Theatre Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

Explore the area in and around Acland Street, St Kilda which remains one of Melbourne's most popular streets for shoppers and cafe lovers alike. The Acland Street area offers a wealth of architecture and landmarks to admire as well as a rich and colourful social setting to experience. Includes coffee. Tickets: $28 (includes all booking […]

John Singer Sargent – The Master Portraitist

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SPECIAL LOCKDOWN EVENT! This richly illustrated lecture explores the life and times of John Singer Sargent (1856-1925), often described as the “leading portrait painter of his generation” and greatly admired and celebrated for his superb paintings especially the portraits and scenes from his travels and much more... This lecture is being presented using Zoom by […]

The Story of Tartan

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Say the word ‘tartan’ and you immediately think Scotland. “Records refer to it as ‘mottled’, ‘marled’ and ‘sundrie coloured’, but perhaps the best description comes from the Gaelic word breacan, meaning chequered.” The story of tartan is chequered as the material itself. The great tartan revival started in 1822, when George IV visited Edinburgh, and […]

Great Cities Of The World – Havana

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*Special Lockdown Lecture* Havana, capital of Cuba was founded by the Spanish in the 16th century. It a city blessed with an incredible architectural cityscape with fine boulevards, historic monuments and buildings especially from the colonial and art deco periods. Of course, the revolution and Communist party rule with Fidel Castro leading for much of […]

Walk Acland Street St Kilda with Kenneth Park

Palais Theatre Lower Esplanade, St Kilda

Explore the area in and around Acland Street, St Kilda which remains one of Melbourne's most popular streets for shoppers and cafe lovers alike. The Acland Street area offers a wealth of architecture and landmarks to admire as well as a rich and colourful social setting to experience. Includes coffee. Tickets: $28 (includes all booking […]

Architectural Follies

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*Special Lockdown Lecture* Architectural follies (or delights) are buildings and structures that are highly decorative in appearance - often suggesting through their appearance some real and practical purpose, and more often are designed to do no more than make an extravagant statement. The best follies are those that show a lot of imagination and a […]

Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis… The Jewels of Camelot presented by Adrian Dickens

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The very popular Adrian Dickens is back by overwhelming demand this time talking about the much admired Jackie Kennedy.  Of all the famous women of the 20th century, Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis, is the most mysterious and compelling. Renowned for her role as First Lady in the White House during the John F Kennedy presidency, […]