The Arts Society Romsey celebrates its 40th anniversary


The art society AN, in Romsey, celebrates its 40th anniversary with a conference on Hungarian culture.

The Arts Society Romsey is a leading arts education charity with a global network of local societies that bring people together around a common curiosity for the arts.

In addition to lectures, the group offers tours of galleries, museums and other places of artistic and cultural interest, and its members engage in conservation activities around the city.

They offer sponsorship and encouragement of the arts for young people in conjunction with local schools.

Entitled “A Hungarian Metropolis: Art and Culture in Budapest”, the conference will explore the cultural development of Budapest from 1873 through the perspectives of architecture, art and music.

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The conference will explore how Hungarians came to understand national identity through cultural means.

The conference takes place on September 6 at 11am at Crosfield Hall, Romsey and lasts approximately one hour. Refreshments will be available from 10:15 a.m.

The lecturer, Gavin Plumley, lectures extensively on Central European culture during the 19th and 20th centuries. Recent lectures include the Royal Opera House, National Gallery, National Trust, National Theatre, British Museum, V&A, Southbank Centre, Tate and Neue Galerie, New York, and for the history of societies d’art and The Arts Fund.

The conferences are open to anyone wishing to attend as a guest on payment of £7 per conference.

More information about the conference and membership can be found on the website


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