Greetings. We hope that this year will be a good one for you and the Trust. Thank you very much for paying your subscription promptly. Anna will be sending out the new programmes shortly.

My apologies that it has taken us longer than usual to put the year’s programme together. We learnt in November that the Conference Centre was not available for us in 2019 since the College was considering its future use. This meant we had to look around at short notice for a new venue. Fortunately we have been welcomed by Trull Church Community Centre and we have five talks booked there in a room that seats 40 and has a partition wall that opens to give more space. We hope you will support this change. If approaching from the Trull/Taunton main road, the Centre is a short way down the main street on the right. There is ample parking just down the road by the Memorial Hall.

Our first talk there is on Monday February 18th at 7.0 pm when Trish Jones will be introducing us to Grand old dames of Modern Art. Some of you may remember Trish’s talk last year on Leonora Carrington.

It is with sorrow that I have learnt of Stella Murray Whatley’s death, too late to attend her funeral. I have written to David and the family to express our loss and that of the art world in Somerset. She was a fine artist and printmaker, an inspiring teacher and an amusing narrator. We shall miss her.

Our only other news is that four of us visited Andre Wallace’s exhibition Voyage at Poole Museum on December 10th, and found it a very stilling experience both for his sculptures and amazing drawings and also for the gentle music specially composed. Journeyman 11, one of the drawings featured, is now on the back of this year’s programme card. Our thanks to him for that.

With best wishes,

Jeremy (Harvey)

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