The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society, Malvern & Colwall Branch

Here are some of our previous Society Events:-

Click here for our Forthcoming Events

Previous Events:

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  • For a selection of what we did 2014, 2015, 2016 & 2017 - click here to view.

  • 23rd March 2018: at 7.30pm - Spring Talk: Harry Fletcher was our guest speaker at Elmslie House, Malvern.
    Hel explored the development of techniques, materials and the influence of other artists on the styles of Dame Laura Knight, in his talk entitled "Trials and Tribulations". Click here to read review of the talk.
  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum - read review of this successful day here.
  • Saturday 23rd June: Our Garden Party at Alrick. Tea and cakes and much, much more. A wonderful venue and a great day was had by all. Read about it here.
  • 4th September 2018:  Day excursion to the RWA, Bristol's first art gallery, included the Exhibition: "In Relation: Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art".
  • 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM, which was  followed by an illustrated talk from Zoe Burkett, Education and Outreach Officer at Penlee Gallery. Zoe gave us an engaging talk on the Penlee collection; which was both humorous and informative. Click here to read more of this successful evening; together with comments, pics and our thanks to Zoe.
  • Saturday 13th October at Elmslie House. As part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival, our guest speaker Catherine Wallace gave a talk entitled "Laura and Harold Knight in Cornwall: The light, the landscape and people."  This was an excellant talk; tickets were sold out! Click here to read more about this event, with images.

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:

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  • 2019: Exhibitions and Events around the UK - as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.

  • 12th Feb – 27th April 2019:  at Worcester City Art Gallery and Museum - Two stunning exhibitions will combine to provide a spectacular, colourful show "Matisse: Drawing with Scissors alongside Diaghilev’s Ballets Russes". The exhibition also includes work by other great artists of the period including Dame Laura Knight.
    To read more: click here.  Entry is Free: Open: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

  • Friday 8th Mar 2019: Illustrated talk by Alison Bevan, Colwall Village Hal, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ
    at 7.30pm.

    We are delighted that Alison Bevan, Director of the Royal West of England Academy, makes a return visit to our society and this time to talk about the work of Dod Procter, "Dod Procter RA RWA (1890-1972) A Singular Vision." 

    Doris Margaret Shaw RA (known as 'Dod') lived and worked in West Cornwall for most of her life and became a great friend of the Knights in the vibrant art colony of Lamorna Valley in the early part of the 20th century.
    Tickets on the door    £8 non-members    £5 members

  • May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society - Our HOLIDAY in Cornwall:

                        Cove by LAURA KNIGHT "St Ives in May should be at its best – not too overcrowded and warm enough to wander around and enjoy the gentle buzz of all St Ives has to offer.

    This is a HIGHLIGHT  of our 10th anniversary year. A coach full of eager art lovers are heading off to St Ives for 5 days to explore the cultural delights of this beautiful part of Britain.
    Although the holiday is FULLY BOOKED if you are still interested, please let me know and I am happy to start a Waiting List.  Contact:

  • 31st May 2019  - Laura Knight and the Malverns.  A walk led by Mike Averill and Michael Johnson
     In the Footsteps of Dame Laura Knight approx 4 miles
    Dame Laura Knight (1877-1970) was probably the most famous female impressionist painter of her day. She loved the views from the Malvern Hills and visited the Malvern area for over 30 years, painting scenes .
    We'll trace some of her footsteps to compare the views she painted with those of today, and to pass near to where she had a studio.
    Some steady climbs in the British Camp area, on good paths. There will be plenty of opportunities to pause and view. Allow 3 hours
    Bring refreshments, cameras and binoculars
    See Walk No: MWF76

  • 29th June 2019  Colwall Park Hotel; - Tea and chat with Austin Wormleighton
    Author of : A Painter Laureate: Lamorna Birch and his Circle

    Austin is President and a founder member of The Lamorna Society and has a wealth of knowledge of artists in the art colony of Lamorna, including correspondence from Laura Knight, which he will share with us.

    Tickets will be LIMITED so as soon as they are available, we shall let you know,

    and please reserve your tickets from Heather Whatley at

  • 27th July 2019: 'Inspirations and Expressions: in conversation with local artists' at Elmslie House, Malvern, WR14 3AG.  Laura Knight was passionate about her love of art, particularly en plein air, and found the area in and around the Malvern Hills a great inspiration. In this event, local artists from the Malvern Hills will show examples of their work and talk about what inspires their creativity, in discussion with questions from the audience.
  • 23rd  September 2019: Our AGM and a talk by our guest speaker. Details to follow.
    Venue: Colwall Village Hall, Mill Lane, Colwall, WR13 6EQ
    Time: 7:30pm
  • 28th September 2019: Talk by James Russell. Venue:  Colwall Village Hall at 3p. Details to follow. This event is part of Autumn in Malvern Festival.
  • 2nd November 2019 at 3pm: Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn will be visiting the UK late autumn and will give a talk to our society at Elmslie House on 'The Children of Laura Knight'.