We had another great evening on 31st August. Many thanks to Annabelle Mason for singing so well and entertaining us before the lecture. Chloe Sayer is an exceptional speaker. Her lecture on Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera was beautifully constructed and superbly illustrated. Captivating the audience with her expressive and energetic delivery, she described the colourful and volatile lives of the two iconic artists, pointing out their foibles without compromising her deep admiration for their artistic legacies.
Annual Bundanon Lunch
Let us usher in spring and celebrate another fabulous year at ADFAS Shoalhaven. All ADFAS members and visitors are welcome to come to the Remox Café at Bundanon. Bring along your partners on Sunday 22 October from 12noon to 3pm to enjoy a meal, the ‘ADFAS Shoalhaven Bundanon Annual Quiz’ and mingling. Please go to https://www.trybooking.com/CLQHQ to RSVP for this fun gathering.
In November, we will be treated to three lectures by the wonderfully engaging Gillian Hovell.
Pompeii: Digging deeper with the Muddy Archaeologist
Don’t miss our 2 November lecture, at 7.30pm, at Berry Uniting Church Hall, 71-77 Alfred Street, Berry. Free to ADFAS members, $25 for Guests and $15 for Students.
A deep insight of disparate art forms found in homes and streets reveals a thoroughly modern world where craftsmanship and artistry were draped around Romans in their daily lives. Pompeii’s survival gives us a glimpse of the Roman Empire, in all its vastness. Its volcanic burial captured multicultural vibrant lives. Its triumph and tragedy still speak to us across the millennia.
Special interest half Day – Ancient Roots: Classical stories growing in your garden
3 November at the Berry Uniting Church Hall, 71-77 Alfred Street, Berry. ADFAS members $20 and $35 for Guests. Morning Tea included.
Dig deep into our gardens and their plants to discover fantastical tales of myth and legend that add life and colour to your garden plants. We travel back, over 2,000 years and more, to Babylon, Ancient Greece and Rome to find the blossoming of our gardens today. Perfect as a joyous celebration of Spring, this vibrant two-lecture Study Day explores the ancient roots of stories, beliefs and garden design that were cultivated 2,000 years ago.
9:45am Doors open
10:00 – 11:00am Lecture 1: Blossoming Myths & Legends
11:00 – 11:30am Morning Tea
11:30am – 12:30pm Lecture 2: Ancient Root of Gardens.
Go to https://www.trybooking.com/CLQHF to book a seat for these lectures. Further details of them can be found at: https://www.adfas.org.au/societies/shoalhaven/.
Scholar Gillian Hovell has worked for the BBC. She is an award-winning writer, author, international speaker and broadcaster specialising in archaeology of prehistory and ancient eras. She actively digs at major sites in the UK and Europe.