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

Here are some of our previous Society Events:-

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Previous Events:

For a selection of what we did in 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 - click here to view.

Below, are our events from March 2019:

  •  Friday 8th Mar 2019: Illustrated talk by Alison Bevan. Alison Bevan, Director of the RWA, shared her love of Dod Procter’s work with the society. Read review of this event.
  • 20th April 2019: - The Mayor’s Civic Service and the DLKS - click for more info
  • May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society - Our HOLIDAY in Cornwall - click to view pics, etc.
  • 31st May 2019  - In the footsteps of Dame Laura Knight. A walk led by Mike Averill and Michael Johnson. This was part of the Malvern 2019 Walking Festival. Click here to read how it went.

  • 27th July 2019: Inspiration and Expression'. Four local artists David Birtwhistle, Colin Simmonds,  Mel Williams and Guy Woodford, presented their work and talked about what inspires them.
    Click to see photos and report on this event.
  • 23rd  September 2019: Our AGM and a talk by our guest speaker Graham Davies, entitled 'Working on the Spot' - click here to read about the evening.
  • 28th September 2019: Talk by James Russell. This event was part of Autumn in Malvern Festival 2019.
    James Russell is an independent art historian and curator, best known for exhibitions at Dulwich Picture Gallery. - click here to read about this fascinating talk.

  • 2nd November 2019: A talk entitled 'The Children of Laura Knight' by our friend, esteemed art historian and supporter of DLKS, Dr Pamela Gerrish Nunn, on tour of Britain from her home in New Zealand. This talk was sold out - click to read about this event.

Our most recent events:

  •   Friday 7th Feb: Fish and chip supper and quiz evening
    A sociable evening and a chance to chat with fellow art lovers over a plate of fish and chips, followed by a light hearted quiz.
    Venue:  Dame Laura Knight Suite, Mount Pleasant Hotel,  Malvern

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:

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

  • 3rd April 2020: A talk by Marcia Whiting on the work of Alfred Munnings.

    Marcia Whiting, is a representative of the Castle House Museum in Dedham, which was the home of Munnings from 1919 until his death in 1959.

    Venue: Elmslie House, Malvern.

  • Time: 7.30pm

  • £5 members/£8 non-members.

  • More info to follow. Watch this space.


  • More information to follow - but just to wet your appetite - have a look below:

  • Wednesday 6th May:   Visit to Barber Institute and Winterbourne House, Birmingham. Return coach travel from Malvern. Tea, coffee, biscuits on arrival. Guided tour of the permanent exhibition and the temporary exhibition ‘Cornwall as Crucible’. Picnic lunch in the grounds of Winterbourne House. Self-guided tour of house, gardens and various other small buildings of interest. Cost £30.

  • Malvern Walking Festival 23rd-31st May:  Following the success of last year’s walk ‘In the Footsteps of Laura Knight’ led by Michael Johnson, there will be another similar walk listed in the brochure which becomes live at the beginning of January. Please check www.malvernwalking.co.uk for details.

  • Saturday 13th June:  Talk by Brian Gorst. Dame Laura Knight: An Artist’s Appreciation. Elmslie House. 3pm Artist and tutor, Brian Gorst, will highlight a number of visual characteristics that combine to make Knight’ work so distinctive, timeless and inspirational. £5 members/£8 non-members.