Skills Development for HNC/HND – Reading and Research
Learn tips and techniqes to support your reading and research including
Sourcing quality reading material for higher education
Chirnside Garden & Container Competition.
Celebrate your garden or plant out some colourful containers.
Closing Date for entries 18th July 2019.
Judging will take place last 7 days of July.
Further details and entry forms from David Hutchinson, Hillside Cottage, Crosshill, Chirnside., or from Jean Garden 01890818243
In this lecture, Prof Maria Chester examines the working methods and techniques of JMW Turner, whose works are featured in the exhibition “Turner: Northern Exposure” at the Granary Gallery. Such an examination can bring us closer to appreciating his genius and his influence on and place in the history of western art.
The focus in this lecture is on how Turner worked and was able to create his unique artistic legacy. Thanks to his beginnings as an architectural designer, his landscapes with castles and old buildings are superb from the perspective point of view. He studied Classical painters like Claude and Poussin. He attended exhibitions in London in which dioramas and panoramas were shown. He learnt about the power of optics, mechanics and paintings in those exhibitions en plein air in which the public was treated to the sound of thunder and the smell of gunpowder as in a real storm or in a real battle. He applied everything he experienced to his paintings. We are going to analyse his works with an emphasis on those made in the Scottish Borders, as well in Northumberland. We will analyse his techniques and methods, many of them created by himself. Together with “Understanding Turner: the man and his life”, this talk aims to leave the public with a informed appreciation of one of the great British artists of all times: Joseph Mallord William Turner.
This lecture forms part of a programme of art workshops, tours and lectures presented by BEA in partnership with Berwick Visual Arts; they are based around the exhibition ‘Turner: Northern Exposure’ which runs at the Granary Gallery in Berwick upon Tweed from 25th May to 13th October 2019 (Tues – Sun 11 -4. Closed Mon). Entry to the exhibition is free.
There will be two lectures by Professor Maria Chester inspired by the Turner exhibition which we hope will inform and enhance your enjoyment of the exhibition. Maria will also be leading a number of guided tours of the exhibition (maximum 15 people) including one on the day of this lecture. These cost £3 on the day, or may be booked in advance with a booking fee of 80p. To book a tour, please click here..
Enjoy a warm welcome at Music at Paxton 2019… ten days of the best classical chamber music in the Scottish Borders.
With performances from noon until dusk around the Paxton Estate and beyond, there is something for everyone… late night jazz, folk music in the marquee, free choral music on the lawn, a family concert, plus Q&A sessions, Friday evening pre-concert suppers, café and picnic facilities.
For full programme and to book go to: https://www.musicatpaxton.co.uk/
Ayton Castle July Opening – 19th & 20th July
We are very pleased to announce that the transformation of the Formal Garden is complete and that it can be viewed on the guided tours that will run as follows: –
Friday 19th July 2pm – 4.30pm
Saturday 20th July 10am – 3.30pm
The tearoom will be open from 1pm on the 19th and from 10am on the 20th. Please come and eat cake!
The riverside walk will also be open and for the children we are pleased to announce the added attraction of a geocache on the walk as well as a number of feathered friends to be spotted. Please come back to the tearoom to collect a prize – if you have found them all!
On 20th July we would like to encourage people to bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds of the Castle. Bring a blanket (and a brolly too!).
Also, are there any budding artists out there? Young and old, bring your pastels, crayons, pens and pencils and create a picture of the Castle. Judging will be held at the end of the day with a prize for the winner!