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The Arts Society Englemere  (Ascots evening Arts Society)

The Society in normal times, meets on the second Tuesday of every month (except August & December) at: St George’s School, St. George’s Lane, Ascot at 7pm for 7.45pm.
There is time for socialising followed by a lecture given by one of the highly recommended lecturers. The lectures cover a broad range of subjects including Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Porcelain, Silver, Furniture & Music.

We also organise visits each year to places of interest such as Country Houses, Royal Palaces, Galleries, Museums & Gardens plus short tours in the UK and overseas city tours which have included St. Petersburg, Madrid Amsterdam Dresden & Istanbul.
In addition we hold a Summer and Christmas social event each year. 

As a charity the Society is involved in projects which will make a difference to young lives - helping and encouraging young people to enjoy and participate in the Arts in conjunction with local schools and children’s organisations.

Englemere is a very friendly branch of the Society and is always pleased to welcome new members.  If you think you may be interested in ‘testing the water’, please go to the website click on “contact us” and email  and you will receive the link.

The membership card entitles members to some concessions such as discounted entry to certain exhibitions.


New Dawn: A Memorial for Women’s Suffrage by Mary Branson. The Lecture will be held at the usual venue, St George’s School. Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ, on  Tuesday 13th September 2022 at 7.30 for 7.45 pm.

Mary Branson is best known for her large scale conceptual light installations, particularly the iconic New Dawn 2016 sculpture in the Houses of Parliament, which celebrates the centenary of the Suffrage movement and is the first permanent piece of contemporary abstract art in the Palace of Westminster.  Her talk will tell us about her artist process and what was involved in making this public work of art. 

Mary has created works for the London 2012 Olympics, The Magna Carta Memorial at Runnymede, Royal Holloway University and more recently Harvest a huge site-specific installation at Box Hill Surrey in collaboration with the National Trust.  Her latest work is Ladders of Light, a piece for Sky Arts 50, that fills Salisbury Cathedral.  Mary is an award-winning print maker, a choreographer for performance and dance events, and a mentor and public speaker, having lately returned from a lecture tour to New York and Washington DC.  

There will an opportunity to put questions to the lecturer.

Further detail of the event is available on the website 

To register your interest please go to the website click on “contact us” and email info@tas-englemere 



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The Lecture , on the Power of Photography by Roger Mendham will be held at the usual venue, St George’s School. Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ, on Tuesday 12th July 2022 at 7.30 for 7.45 pm.

 Photographs have the ability to stop time; to provide a freeze-frame of a moment in time and space.  They give the observer the opportunity to think, to react, to feel and to soak in the details of the circumstances surrounding the image.  Roger Mendham’s talk examines some of the most important images and photographers of the past century. He explores why these images are so powerful and influential in our understanding of history.Roger is a keen and accomplished photographer; now retired. His interest in art was sparked by his wife’s academic studies into the History of Art and he has a particular interest in 20th century art.  Because of his passion for photography he tends to focus on the visual aspects of art and is currently studying public art.  He has researched numerous statues and monuments and is interested in how they have evolved in response to cultural changes over the past century.

There will an opportunity to put questions to the lecturer. Further detail of the event is available onthe website 

To register your interest please go to the website click on “contact us” and email info@tas-englemere  and you will receive the link.

Come and Joins Us for 2022/23 !

The Arts Society Englemere  (Ascots evening Arts Society)

We meet on the second Tuesday evening of the month at St George’s School, Wells Lane, Ascot, SL5 7DZ 7.00 for 7.30 pm

PROGRAMME OF LECTURES 2022/23 – with brief description.

All lectures are provided by Arts Society approved and recommended lecturers.

Tuesday April 12th   - The Guggenheims: New York, Venice and Bilbao

Examines the celebrated museums in New York, Venice & Bilbao, as well as the stunning works they display.

Tuesday May 10th  - Flower Power – The Flower in Art 1500 - 2000

 Unlocks the hidden meaning of flowers as symbols in art from 1500 to 2000.

Tuesday June 14th- Happy & Glorious - Coronations

Looks at the evolution of the Coronation ceremony from Saxon times and explains the Regalia.

Tuesday July 12th - The Power of Photography

Examines some the most important images of the past century and why they are so powerful.

Tuesday September 13th  - New Dawn 2016: Houses of Parliament

Discusses the process in making the sculpture celebrating the Suffrage movement now in the Palace of Westminster.

Tuesday October 11th - The Art of the Cartoonist

Traces the history of the original cartoonists to more contemporary artists such as Giles & Schulz.  Yes, Henry Venning will be drawing live.

Tuesday November 8th - A Very Ceremonial Christmas

Discusses the various ceremonial events that take place around Christmas time. Carol services, concerts and even Changing the Guard at Buckingham Palace

Tuesday January 10th - How the Romantics Invented Winter

Explores why Romantic writers and artists were so keen on the frosty season, learn how their depiction of winter departed from that of earlier times & how their legacy lives on today.

 Tuesday February 14th - Gauguin, Gauguin, Gone

Examines Gauguin. Was he a true visionary or a troubled creator of beautiful jewel-like canvases? We look into the quest to authenticate two Gauguin paintings - each worth millions if proven to be so.

Tuesday March 14th – Prized Possessions Dutch 17th Century Art in National Trust Houses

English Country Houses contain some of the most beautiful examples of Dutch 17th century art.


April  - Tour Castles, Gardens & Heritage of North Wales (four days)

June – Visit Bateman’s and Sissinghurst

July - Summer Lunch

September – Visit Bowood House & Lacock Abbey

September – Visit Westminster Abbey with the Purcell Club

December – Christmas Event

To register your interest please go to our website ,click on “contact us” and email info@tas-englemere to receive more information.