The latest breaking society news fresh from Fleet Street..
Our Yorkshire and Humber regional representative Kevin Trickett MBE will be giving a talk about Art Deco on Thursday evening, 16th January, starting at 7.30pm.
Entitled The Style, History and Influence of Art Deco, the illustrated talk will provide an introduction to the subject.
From architecture to art, furniture to fashion, and much more besides, Art Deco has been one of the most enduring styles of the modern age. Although coined only in the 1960s, the term ‘Art Deco’ describes one of the most important design movements of the 20th Century. Taking its inspirations from ancient Egypt and the primitive art forms of America and Africa, the innovative, streamlined and decorative elegance of Art Deco reached its zenith in the 1920s and 30s but continues to influence design today. Original items from the period are now highly collectable but manufacturers frequently incorporate elements of Art Deco style into their current ranges.
Kevin has long been fascinated by all things Art Deco and will share his insights into this fascinating and all-encompassing subject.
The talk, which is free to attend, has been arranged by Doncaster Civic Trust who have extended a welcome to members of Art Deco Society UK but to ensure that capacity meets demand, any of our members wishing to attend who are not also members of Doncaster Civic Trust are asked to book places by emailing Kevin on firstname.lastname@example.org
The talk will be given in The Eastfield Restaurant at Doncaster School for the Deaf, Leger Way, Doncaster, DN2 6AY. The venue is to the rear of the site above the Warde-Aldam Centre (sports hall). There is a lift and plenty of free parking. The talk will last approximately 50 minutes to an hour.
Our December newsletter has been sent out. If you missed it, you can catch up here.
Edinburgh pre-Christmas social at Tiles Bar 03/12/19. Please book to give us an idea of numbers. More information here.
St Leonards walking tour on 15/12/19 available to book now. Free to members/places limited!
Meet our south-east representative Garry Ashton-Coulton for a walk along the St Leonards to Hastings seafront. Witness the remarkable ‘beached cruise liner’ that is Marine Court, and explore Sidney Little’s pioneering 1930s concrete promenade structures including Bottle Alley, the country’s first underground car-park, and numerous beautiful coastal shelters.
The November members e-newsletter has now sent out including details of our first formal members events. If for any reason you haven’t received it, you can read it here.
EVENTS!! We now have a new events page hosted by Ticketsource. Several forthcoming exclusive members tours will be added to this page over the coming months. Each new announcement will be detailed in our monthly e-newsletters, so keep an eye on your inbox.
Tickets for our first two events will become bookable on 01/11/19.
October 1st saw the first members e-newsletter sent out. We will be mailing these out on a monthly basis with information covering the latest society activities and updates on forthcoming events. All members will receive these emails, but in case you missed it, or it was filtered into that pesky junk mail folder, you can catch up on October’s post here:
And we have lift off! As of today; September 1st 2019, you can join the Art Deco Society UK. We are offering 19 months for the price of 12 as an early bird deal at just £15 for a single UK subscriber, so you won’t need to renew until April 2021!
Welcome packs include a beautiful ADSUK ‘hard’ enamel pin badge, an exclusive postcard of Dreamland Cinema in Margate taken by Philip Butler, and a welcome letter and membership card in a lovely little A5 folder.
In addition, and perhaps more important than receiving this great pack, you will become part of an exciting new society championing all aspects of inter-war design from the UK. As a member you will not only be able to attend the walks, talks and social gatherings we organise, but will be able to contribute by suggesting events and writing articles for our growing online blog.
Visit out online shop to sign up!
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The society will launch its paid membership scheme on September 1st 2019. Priced at £15 for a single subscription and £25 for joint, benefits will include an exclusive ADSUK enamel badge and discounted attendance to all future events.
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Dear World Congress Participants and Friends,
Thank you to everyone who has completed their registration.
At this time, we have only 14 spaces left for the full package!
If you have been considering attending the full program (Pre-Congress, World Congress, and Post-Congress) this may be your last chance to join so please be sure to REGISTER NOW.
Another big thank you to those who have sent in a presentation as part of the Call for Papers. We have extended the deadline to August 1st to include late submissions. Announcements for accepted submissions will be made in mid-August.
Since our last e-mail communication, we have released the new official World Congress on Art Deco Rioplatense poster on our website and social media outlets.
If you haven’t yet joined our Facebook Event, please click GOING to show your support and see who else will be joining you there!
You may also feel free to follow our Instagram account as we will be posting more about the Congress from there as well (@copperbridge).
D&D Magazine, now an official media sponsor, will be publishing about the World Congress as well!
Geo Darder, Copperbridge Founder and ICADS Board Member, recently completed his trial run of the World Congress and made some slight changes reflected in the itinerary.
You may rest assured knowing that there will be no more major changes made. We will simply be adding more details which will be kept up to date here in this online itinerary.
If you are interested in joining just the Pre-Congress and/or Post-Congress only, please note that this is upon limited availability and a $250 Registration Fee will be required in addition to the listed package price. (This fee is already included in the World Congress package). A waiting list will be made once we have reached capacity.
The Gran Hotel Azul (Pre-Congress) is now sold out. Other nearby options (now available for selection on the registration form) include:
· Elena B&B 2-star (3 rooms left!) $105 per room
(supplement fee will be added to invoice)
· Roma Hotel 1-star $49 per room (included in package)
Copperbridge Travel Director, Mayrelis Padrón, has been working hard to make sure everyone’s requests have been seen to and have everyone’s questions answered as quickly as possible. If you still have any doubts at this time, please feel free to respond directly to this e-mail with your questions or concerns and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
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As of June 2019 the Art Deco Society UK is officially an active entity. Please consider following our social media feeds on Twitter & Instagram (both @artdecosocuk), plus keep an eye on the articles section of the website for regular informative blog posts.
If you are keen to get involved, please fill in the form on the Join page to register your interest.
There are also vacancies for some regional representatives, so if you fancy coordinating future events and members in your part of the country, please consider putting yourself forward. Please see the society structure page for an up-to-date list of roles.
We are planning on launching an affordable paid membership plan in September 2019 and will shortly be announcing plans for a society Christmas knees up.