Friday Focus

Friday Focus 2019

Date: 1st March 2019 - 30th September 2019

Every week

Location: Art Gallery & Museum

Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Learn something new on your lunch break. Friday Focus lunchtime talks cover a wide range of topics. Come and discover some of the fascinating facts and stories behind our exhibits.

The talks are informal, start at 1.00pm and last about 25 minutes. 
We also occasionally offer more in-depth talks, titled Friday Focus Extra. These events last around one hour. 

Talks run every Friday during term time:

14 June Huw Jones - An Entertainment

Launch of new exhibition about the history of entertainment and leisure in Royal Leamington Spa.


21 June - Carole Sleight will talk about this years ‘Art in the Park’ festival which is taking place on 3 and 4 August and this year has a water theme.


28 June - Tammy Woodrow will be introducing the work of artist/sculptor Matt Rugg (b1935) whose work 'Unit Painting, 1963' is part of our collection. This is a 3D scene built up of painted wooden blocks. In the late 1960’s Rugg was instrumental in the formation of British Constructivism.


5 July - Barry Franklin

Local historian, Barry Franklin will talk about the lives of the men and women at the heart of Leamington's entertainment scence.


12 July - Woolpack

This group of knitter/artists will talk about their installation ‘A Pond of Poetry’ on display in the foyer.


Friday Focus returns after the summer on September 6 when there will be a closing celebration showcasing some of the highlights of our exhibition ‘An Entertainment’.

If you are interested in contributing to the programme please contact Sally Larke at 

Please note talks are subject to change due to being run on a volunteer basis

Cost: Free, no need to book

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