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Talks

Thursday 24th September - Thursday 19th November

Art History & Appreciation Course: The Life and Art of Henry Scott Tuke

Study the Life and Art of Henry Scott Tuke (1858 – 1929) Falmouth’s Most Famous Painter with art historian and curator Catherine Wallace.

In this 8 week course we look at the life and work of Falmouth’s most famous painters Henry Scott Tuke. From his formative years in Falmouth- his training and early travels; through to his fame he achieved as a member of the Newlyn School; the inspiration of Cornwall and its people, his approach to portraiture whether it was locals or lords and ladies; his maritime art; his approach to painting the nude outdoors and comparing it with his contemporaries; his travels abroad and at home. Week 8 will be held at Falmouth Art gallery looking at the Poly’s unique collection of his work.
www.cathwallace.co.uk

To book a place please contact Catherine Wallace on talks@cathwallace.co.uk or 01326 618914 or 07974995085
Payments by cheque, BACS or cash only – 8 weeks £120
24 September – 19 November 2015 (No Class 8 October) Thursdays, 2.00 – 4.00 p.m.

Friday 30th October 7:30pm

CODEBREAKERS – The Story of ENIGMA

This is the fascinating story of the Second World War’s Allied Codebreakers, who deciphered a vast number of German secret messages and used this intelligence to hasten Allied victory.  The Germans had entrusted their secret communications to an ingenious ciphering machine the Enigma, which was portable, easily operated, and could be set up in millions of ways. The codes were used and every one was changed every 24 hours.

The Allies gained invaluable information about troop and aircraft dispositions, orders of battle, U-boat movements, technical development, military intentions and tank and artillery strengths. It is generally reckoned that the intelligence from Enigma shortened the war by about two years.

Dr Mark Baldwin has made a detailed study of the Enigma machine, the code-breaking work at Bletchley Park, and U-boats and has built up a unique collection of slides which illustrate the main features of those important facts of the Second World War. He has prepared an entertaining instructive show on this subject.

The talk is followed by an opportunity for questions, then a hands-on demonstration of one of the very few surviving Enigma machines.

We will also be screening THE IMITATION GAME on Saturday 31st October at 2.30pm

Ticket Prices: Talk £9 plus £1 Poly Fund; Talk + Film screening £11 plus £1 Poly Fund

Enigma Machine