14th May
18:00 (CEST)
Joaquin Sorolla - Painter of Light
Speaker: Jacqueline Cockburn
Venue: Cultural Centre and your home (see below)
Date: 14th May at 18:00 (Spanish time)
Sponsor: Off topic publishing   
One of the most extraordinary Spanish artists from Valencia; Joaquin Sorolla has become better known more recently. He lived from 1863 to 1923 and created a world full of light and colour which delights the senses. Sometimes a social painter he was more concerned with capturing light falling on bodies and sea-scapes and his wonderful technique will be considered in this colourful lecture. His final Visions of Spain now in New York will also be shown.

How to watch this lecture

▶ in the Cultural Centre
  • Just turn up at the door, as we used to do. There is no need to book.
  • Entrance is free to members of the 2324 season. Members of other branches of The Arts Society are charged €5. Everyone else will have to pay €10. So don't forget to join/renew before the lecture!

▶ at home, streaming using Zoom
  • On the day before the lecture ...
    Members of the 2324 season will be sent an email with a direct link.
    Non-members on our mailing list (ie friends and people who were members last season but haven't yet renewed) will be sent an email with a link to the pay page (€10).
If you're not on our mailing list you can still buy a ticket to the show.
You can do it now - there is no need to wait until the day before the lecture.

▶ on 'catchup' (at home, via the internet)
  • On the day after the lecture members (and those who bought a Zoom ticket) will be able to watch a recording of the lecture. The recording will be available on our YouTube channel from 12noon on 15th until midnight on 16th.
    The link to the recording will be sent with the Zoom link that is sent out the day before the lecture.
    The link will also be available on the Lecture Links page on our website (use the member login option in the About Us list.)
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Off Topic Publishing is the passion project of Marion Lougheed. Marion grew up in Canada, Benin, Belgium and Germany. She's a writer, editor, and anthropologist. She's excited to be hosting the Off Topic Writers' Conference on August 3. The Off Topic Writers' Conference is a full day of talks and workshops to help writers develop your writing craft and learn about the business side of things. The Writers' Conference will take place in person in Orillia, Ontario, Canada. It will also be livestreamed online and it will be recorded for ticket holders who can't attend live. You can get tickets or learn more about the conference at www.offtopicpublishing.com/conference
This year Marion feels lucky to have a lineup of award-winning Canadian and Indigenous writers, including Drew Hayden Taylor, Finnian Burnett, Lindsey Harrington, and K.R. Byggdin. In addition, an experienced bookstore manager will talk about how to get your books into bookstores. Off Topic Publishing also runs a monthly contest from the 1st to the 10th of each month, where every entry receives feedback from the judges. If you write fiction creative nonfiction, or poetry, find out about the contest at www.offtopicpublishing.com/contest
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