The Beckenham Decorative and Fine Arts Society (BDFAS) runs a series of ten lectures throughout the year. The next one on the schedule will take a look at The Secrets of the Bayeux Tapestry.
The September lecture will take place on Thursday 10th and starts at 10:30am. It will be held in Beckenham’s Public Halls, and light refreshments will be served from 10:00am.
The guest lecturer is Martin Heard, who studied art history at Manchester University. He has worked throughout North America and Europe, and he has spent time researching different Art Historical subjects and periods.
This lecture examines the Bayeux Tapestry, which is one of the greatest medieval works of art. It follows the events from 1064 surrounding the battle over the English throne and finishes in 1066 with the Battle of Hastings.
During the lecture, Martin will explain some of the events that are detailed in the tapestry and talk about interesting points throughout the sequence. There will also be a discussion on who was likely to have made it and where.
The BDFAS lectures are open to members, who can also bring a guest to a maximum of two lectures each year. Further information on joining the Society and the other events they run can be found on their website.
Are you a member of the BDFAS or have you attended one of their lectures in the past? What subjects or periods would you like to see covered in future lectures?