The Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society, Malvern & Colwall Branch

Some of our previous Society Events

  • 24th-27th April 2017: Spring Trip to Lancashire. 
    Click here to view photos and read about our 3-day trip "Up North"; visiting art galleries, museums and places of interest with an essence of Laura Knight from Liverpool to Stoke. Fascinating tour and great fun.
  • 22nd June 2017: As part of Malvern Civic Week, our Society was asked to contribute. As a result, Mike Johnson organised and led
  •  The Laura Knight Walk in Great Malvern, which was hailed a success by all who attended.
  • 16th July 2017: Summer Outdoor Social Event  - 30 or more of us enjoyed a great 'Pimms in the Park' event - A big thank you - to Evie and Sam Knight and Stan Little.
  • 7th October 2017: Our guest speaker was David Evans, who gave an  illustrated  talk entitled "Harold  &  Laura  Knight  -  a Partnership  of  Painters". A great talk with lots of inside stories. This was part of the "Autumn in Malvern Festival". Click here for review of this fascinating talk..

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:
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  • 23rd March 2018: at 7.30pm - Spring Talk: Harry Fletcher is our guest speaker at Elmslie House, Malvern.

    He will explore the development of techniques, materials and the influence of other artists on the styles of Dame Laura Knight, in his talk entitled "Trials and Tribulations".

    Tickets £5 members £8 non-members On the door
    Refreshments available. Further details contact Heather Whatley 01684 561592

    Please note that the talk will be at Elmslie House, the venue of our Archives Day last year.

  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum.

    There will be a guided tour of the gallery with a focus on the work of Laura Knight and other impressionist artists.
    Cost of £15 covers return coach travel from Malvern and guided tour.
    Deposit of £5 (cheque payable to ‘Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society) by 1st March 2018 to secure place or you can pay the total of £15.
    Please sign up asap as places are limited.
    Contact Evie Knight for details 01684 568784 evieknight3@gmail.com

  • Saturday 23rd June 2018: Summer Garden Party, Field End, Alfrick

    Come and join us for a relaxed social gathering with tea and cake in the beautiful country garden of one of our members.

    Private art collection on view.

    Details to follow nearer the time.


  • 24th Sep 2018: Our AGM. Colwall Village Hall 7.30pm 

    This will be the start of our 10th anniversary year and after a short business meeting, we welcome Louise Connell, curator of Penlee Gallery, Penzance, to present an illustrated talk.

    More details to follow.

  • Saturday 13th October at 3p.m. at Elmslie House: 

    As part of the Autumn in Malvern Festival, our guest speaker Catherine Wallace will give a talk on Laura and Harold's time in Cornwall and the impact it had on their work, comparing it with works done before and after the time they stayed in Cornwall. She will also talk of their artistic collaborations and social activities such as camping at Dozmary Pool.

    Catherine Wallace is a freelance art historian, curator, writer and lecturer specialising in British 19th and 20th century art with a focus on artists who were based in Cornwall, England