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

  • 24th-27th April 2017: Spring Trip to Lancashire. 
    Click here to 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 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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  • 2018 : Exhibitions and Events around the UK - as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.

  • Date: 30 November 2018 - 3 March 2019
    : on the work of Alfred Munnings: War Artist, 1918
    Venue: The National Army Museum, Chelsea London.
    Sir Alfred Munnings was one of Britain's most celebrated equine artists and a close friend of the Knights.
    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 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

  • 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

  • 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:

  • 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

  • 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 the audience.