The Arts Society Marina Alta was established on the Costa Blanca to provide and stimulate awareness and enjoyment of the Arts. Based in Teulada, The Arts Society also aims to enhance knowledge of culture and heritage.


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The Arts Society Marina Alta

The Arts Society Marina Alta was established on the Costa Blanca to provide and stimulate awareness and enjoyment of the Arts.  Based in Teulada, The Arts Society also aims to enhance knowledge of culture and heritage.

So who are they? Although they are run by a local committee, The Arts Society Marina Alta has the backing of the universally respected Arts Society which has 387 local societies around the world and over 90,000 members.

What are their objectives? To provide and stimulate awareness and enjoyment of the arts and, further, to enhance knowledge of a broad canvas of related culture and heritage.

Who are their speakers? They are drawn from the Arts Society’s Directory of 400 top-flight speakers, all experts in their own right and covering a wide range of artistic and cultural topics.

What else do they do?  We distribute to members the Society’s quarterly magazine. They organise our own annual Arts Fair. They run trips and visits, and they invite your suggestions for future activities.

How to join? Visit their next monthly meeting or next talk as a welcome visitor for €15 payable on the day.


Registration 10.00 - 10:50am - 1st - Thursday. Meeting starts at 11.00am

2022 Programme

All lectures are sponsored by Blevins Franks

THURSDAY, 5th MAY 2022
at 11:00 am
It's Just Not Tchaikovsky
By: Nigel Bates

This lecture is an exploration of the music chosen by ballet choreographers, proving that the right piece with the right moves can create modern masterpieces and timeless classics.
From the grandness of Imperial Russia with Swan Lake and Sleeping Beauty to the Royal Ballet.

at 11:00 am
The Mystery of Johannes Vermeer; Master of Light, Colour and Harmony
By: Jane E Choy-Thurlow

The poetry of Vermeer’s paintings is immediate and recognizable, yet almost impossible to describe and explain. What is it that holds the viewer before a beautiful young girl in an exotic turban, a woman replying to a letter, or a couple at an intimate music lesson?

It is not the narrative, for there is hardly any, but something more universal. In Vermeer’s hands, the stillness of a quiet street, a woman’s concentration on lacemaking, or the soft light that gently illuminates a scholar in his study become at once heightened and familiar; reminding us of fleeting moments in our own lives. Through his sensitivity to light, colour and composition, Vermeer transforms such ordinary subjects into expressions of perfect balance and harmony.

at 11:00 am
Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera: The Golden Age of Mexican Painting
By: Chloe Sayer

Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera have iconic status in Mexico.
Rivera's intricate visual narratives, rich with allegory and symbolism, adorn the walls of public buildings.
Inspired by Aztec and Maya imagery, and by early Italian fresco painting, his vast murals combine social criticism with faith in human progress.
Kahlo, Mexico’s most original painter, made herself the principal theme of her art.

at 11:00 am
Climbing Great Buildings
By: Jonathan Foyle

In 2010, a BBC series Climbing Great Buildings featured 15 of Britain's greatest landmarks over the last 1,000 years.
It was presented by the speaker, who reviews the selection and shares the secrets found in carved and structural details that are often invisible from ground level, but which tell a fuller story of some of the greatest achievements in our historic cities.

at 11:00 am
Zaha Hadid: Architecture Superstar
By: Colin Davies

Dame Zaha Hadid died on March 31, 2016 at age of 65. Architectural historians of the future will recognise her as one of the most important architects of the early 21st century.
She was born in Iraq and her reputation was global, but she made Britain her home.
This lecture tells the story of her illustrious career.

FRIDAY 9 December 2022

 “The Art of the Cartoonist” by Harry Venning

List of 2023 Lectures

2 February 2023, “The Extraordinary Talents of John Singer Sargent” by Brian Healey

2 March 2023, “Barcelona – 1900” by Helen Sijsling

6 April 2023, “From Freud to Hockney” by John Iddon

4 May 2023, “How to Look at Art” by Lynne Gibson


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