Monday 19 January: “Johan Zoffany RA and ‘The Sayer Family’ – a masterpiece of conversation”.
Local writer and historian David Wilson FSA introduces his ground-breaking new book about a leading Richmond family of the latter 18th century. He tells their story through one of the finest ‘conversation pieces’ by the great Georgian painter Johan Zoffany. This is a story of artistic supremacy and commercial success, family dynasty, topographical and architectural splendour, and two British kings. Signed copies at a special price.
Don’t forget to bring your £3.00 annual subscription if you haven’t paid already.
Events are normally held on the third Monday evening in the month.
6.45 for 7.15pm at the Durning Library. Light refreshments. Everyone welcome.
No admission charge, but a £2 donation towards costs is invited.
FUNDRAISING FOR THE FRIENDS OF THE DURNING LIBRARY
After the very successful Table Top Sale on 14 June, where we raised over £250, thanks mainly to Cathy Preece and the Kennington Companions, Cathy has kindly offered to continue selling unwanted books, CDs, DVDs, Blue Rays and Amazon games to help raise funds for us. Please make every effort to support this, either by bringing your donations to the blue bin in the Library or delivering to Cathy direct. Please contact KenningtonCompanions@gmail.com if you wish to do that or have any questions .
DO PLEASE CONTINUE TO DONATE
IMPERIAL WAR MUSEUM
After James Taylor’s fascinating talk on 17 November, many will be shocked to learn that government cuts to IWM could mean 80 job losses, curtailing schools visits and – incredibly – dismantling the library.
For information, and a petition to sign, go to http://bit.ly/save_IWM
Please give if you can! The library is a collection point for Kennington Association’s annual Secret Santa scheme. Groceries vouchers are given to families who need help. These are nominated by local early years professionals, and we are not told who they are – hence Secret Santa.
Donations large or small welcomed, by cash or cheque [made out to Kennington Association (Secret Santa)].