We now have a Members Favourite Pictures page: please send yours to webmaster@asborders.org.uk
Below are some ideas for arts-based mental stimulation (you can also download them
here) and we also have a Quiz No.1 (answers here) and Quiz No. 2 (answers here) and
Quiz 3 The Arts Society https://theartssociety.org/ The Arts Society is currently screening its talks online. Virtual Museum Tours www.housebeautiful.com A selection of museums from across the world offering virtual tours of their collections and galleries. Tours include: The Louvre, The British Museum, The Met, The Rijksmuseum, Musee d’Orsay, John Paul Getty Museum, the Vatican Museum, Tate Britain, and the Van Gogh museum www.londonist.com A more nationally focused site, this website includes links to The Courtauld Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts. https://artuk.org/ Website showing art from anywhere around the British Isles. https://artsandculture.google.com/ An archive of art from all around the world. https://www.britishtours.com/360 This website has archived virtual tours of hundreds of interesting sites all over the UK; from castles and museums, to gardens and the private homes of figures such as Jane Austen. https://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssenmultimedia Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza museum boasts a collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13 th right up until the 20 th century, including everything from Van Eyck to Van Gogh, Monet to Mondrian. https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough Take a virtual tour of Bath’s Roman baths. https://www.360cities.net/image/inside-st-paul-s-cathedral Take a virtual tour of the central dome of St Paul’s cathedral. Project Gutenburg www.gutenberg.org A library of 60,000 free e-books including the world’s greatest literature, available to download or read online Poetry https://www.instagram.com/sirpatstew/?hl=en Patrick Stewart is going through Shakespeare’s sonnets one by one and reading them in his Instagram account Gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTJ9fTiFz5U&feature=youtu.be A walkaround video of the large garden of The Garden of the Priory of Notre Dame d'Orsan Stonehenge Skyscape www.english-heritage.org.uk The Stonehenge Skyscape shows how the Henge was used by our ancestors to chart the year using the Sun and stars. Theatre www.marquee.tv You can sign up for a 14 day free trial of Marquee TV, a performing arts streaming service with a catalogue of over 400 dance, opera, and theatre productions. www.rsc.org.uk More resources available directly from the Royal Shakespeare Company website www.metopera.org The Met is streaming a recording of an opera every night for the foreseeable future https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home Every Thursday the National Theatre is uploading the full version of one of their broadcast productions for free. This week it is Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Next, from 28.05, This House will be available to stream. Following that, from 04.06, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus will be online. Finally, SKY now has an arts channel available on Freeview.
· · The Arts Society Borders
Welcome to Arts Society Borders. Our objective, through lectures and visits, is to broaden our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. We were established in 1990 and have a programme of monthly lectures by distinguished visiting experts and special visits to places of interest often not open to members of the public. We welcome new members: please have a browse through the site to see what we have planned for the coming year.
We have now resumed lectures in the Tait Hall: please
see the Lectures page.
Read the Chairman’s Letter