Monday 18 January 2016, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £15, includes complimentary drink
Grayson Perry one of Britain's best-known contemporary artists, looks at the nature of identity and how you might discover it in the collection. Perry is a great chronicler of contemporary life, drawing viewers in with beauty, wit, affecting sentiment and nostalgia as well as fear and anger. His hard-hitting and exquisitely crafted works reference his own childhood and life as a transvestite while also engaging with wider social issues from class and politics to sex and religion.
Monday 8 February 2016, 18.30 BP Lecture Theatre £15, includes complimentary drink
In AD 410 Alaric’s Goths sacked Rome. In many ways this was a culmination of well over two centuries of incursions by various peoples into the Roman Empire. We tend to call these migrants ‘barbarians’, but who actually were they and what were their motives? History does not repeat itself, but looking at the turmoil of the late Roman Empire might provide us with parallels with, and insights into, current activity around the borders of Europe. Sam Moorhead and David Stuttard are the authors of AD 410 The Year that Shook Rome.
Thursday 25 February 2016, 18.45 – 20:30 & 20.15 – 22.00 British Museum £19.00 Members
Join us on a journey through the customs and traditions of China with an evening of sensory delights in the magnificent setting of the British Museum. You will experience the richness of China’s cultural heritage through three of its highest art forms – opera, orchestra and the tea ceremony. Featuring an orchestral recital, a scene from one of the most famous Kunqu operas and a traditional tea ceremony, this special evening will elevate the senses. Tickets £19 for Members and their guests. booking required