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

Here are some of our previous Society Events,
please scroll down to view all or click for our Forthcoming 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..
  • 23rd March 2018: at 7.30pm - Spring Talk: Harry Fletcher was our guest speaker at Elmslie House, Malvern.
    Hel explored 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". Click here to read review of the talk.
  • 10th May 2018: Society Trip to Cardiff National Museum - read review of this successful day here.
  • Saturday 23rd June: Our Garden Party at Alrick. Tea and cakes and much, much more. A wonderful venue and a great day was had by all. Read about it here.

Forthcoming Society & Associated Events:

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  • 26rd May — 16th September 2018: A major exhibition featuring 80 female artists from 1854 to the present day, centred on the pioneering writings of celebrated author Virginia Woolf.

    Venue: Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, West Sussex 

    Several works of Laura Night are being exhibited, including The Dark Pool, which features centre stage in the advertisements for the exhibition.

  • 2018 : Exhibitions and Events around the UK - as promoted by the Lamorna Society - click here.

  • 4th September 2018:  Day excursion to visit the RWA - Bristol's first art gallery. The day includes a guided tour of the exhibition "In Relation: Nine Couples who Transformed Modern British Art".

    Click here for more info.

    Coach travel, Entry to exhibition & Guided tour - just  £25!

  • 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 Zoe Birkett, Assistant Curator at Penlee Gallery, to present an illustrated talk.  Zoe's topic will be the  'The Penlee Collection'. She will cover periods before, during and after Laura Knight's time in Cornwall. More information to follow.

    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 entitled "Laura and Harold Knight in Cornwall: The light, the landscape and people."
    Laura and Harold Knight's time in Cornwall had a great impact on their artistic output. In this talk Catherine Wallace uses the paintings they produced in Cornwall,  and compares them with some of what they produced both before and after they stayed in Cornwall between 1907 - 1919  and their return visits in the 1920s. Catherine also talks about the friends they made with other artists such as Alfred Munnings and the artistic collaborations as well as their 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

  • May 14-18th 2019: Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society (FDLKS) Visit to Cornwall:
                        Cove by LAURA KNIGHT "4 nights/5 days (We return home on 18th May) Staying at: Chy Morvah, St Ives

    Cost: £430 (Covers all meals and transport by coach. No single supplement. There may be some additional gallery entrance fees.)

    St Ives in May should be at its best – not too overcrowded and warm enough to wander around and enjoy the gentle buzz of all St Ives has to offer.

    Full details of the itinerary will follow in due course but our focus will be gallery visits, talks, walks and socialising with our friends in The Lamorna Society.

    To secure your place, could you please pay a deposit of £75 per person by 1st September 2018? Numbers will be limited to 34 and allocated on a first come first served basis.
    Please send cheques – payable to ‘Friends of Dame Laura Knight Society’ - to Mrs E Knight, 22 Christchurch Road, Malvern WR14 3BE.

    Many thanks for your interest and let’s hope the beautiful May weather we have recently enjoyed returns in May 2019!