Tue 24th July at 7pm
Immanuel Kant Certainty in an Uncertain World
This talk will look at Kant’s ideas on morality and moral law. It will explore the question of whether morality is relative or unconditional, and how this might influence our daily actions.
Sat 4th August at 11am
Textile Upcycling Workshop
‘Upcycling’ is the art of transforming old or waste items/materials into something new, adding value through creativity and design. Items are redirected from landfill, extending their life, creating new purposes and stories in the process. The day will be made up of 2 parts – a lively talk that aims to connect this modern-day practice of upcycling to timeless philosophical ideas of transformation/alchemy, “Cradle to Cradle” learning, modelling from nature and perceptions of beauty. Following the talk (and a break) we will put some of the concepts into practice in a creative sewing session (bring along some old clothes for rejuvenation!) No experience is needed. The workshop is brought to you by Barley Massey, owner of Fabrications in Broadway Market.
Fri 17th August at 7pm
The Quest for Spirituality in Modern Art
The spiritual quest is deeply embedded in the adventurous paths pursued by a number of artists during the 19th and 20th centuries. From Novalis, with his all-embracing concept of poetry, to surrealism with its discovery of the world of dreams, we find artists attempting to explore the mysteries of the night, as a symbol of the infinite. We will explore this deep quest for spiritual meaning in some of the works of Novalis, Kandinsky, Dali, Caspar David Friedrich and the Pre-Raphaelites.