The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society,
Malvern & Colwall Branch
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- A selection of what we did 2014, 2015 & 2016 -
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- 24th-27th April 2017: Spring Trip to
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view photos and read about our 3-day trip "Up
North"; visiting art galleries, museums and places
of interest with an essence of Laura Knight from
Liverpool to Stoke. Fascinating tour and great fun.
- 22nd June 2017: As part of Malvern Civic
Week, our Society was asked to contribute. As a
result, Mike Johnson organised and led The Laura Knight Walk in
Great Malvern, which was hailed a success by
all who attended.
- 16th July 2017: Summer Outdoor Social
Event - 30 or more
of us enjoyed a great 'Pimms
in the Park' event - A big thank you - to
Evie and Sam Knight and Stan Little.
- 7th October 2017: Our
guest speaker was David Evans, who gave
an illustrated talk entitled
"Harold & Laura Knight
- a Partnership of Painters". A
great talk with lots of inside stories. This was
part of the "Autumn in Malvern Festival". Click here for
review of this fascinating talk..
- 23rd March 2018: at 7.30pm - Spring Talk:
Harry Fletcher was our guest speaker at Elmslie
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.
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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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- 2018 : Exhibitions and Events around the UK -
as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.
- Date: 30 November 2018 - 3 March 2019
Exhibition: on the work of Alfred Munnings:
War Artist, 1918
Venue: The National Army Museum, Chelsea
Sir Alfred Munnings was one of Britain's most
celebrated equine artists and a close friend of the
This exhibition features over 40 original paintings
from his time with the Canadian Expeditionary Force
during the First World War. Click here
to read more.
- Friday 8th Mar 2019: Illustrated talk by Alison
Bevan, Colwall Village Hall 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
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
- 31st May 2019 - Laura Knight and the
Malverns. A walk led by Mike Averill and
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
Walk No: MWF76
May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight
Society - Our HOLIDAY in Cornwall:
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:
- 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 email@example.com
- JULY 2019 Date and venue to be confirmed
'Inspirations and Expressions: in conversation
with local artists' 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