One of the benefits of BRLSI membership is the opportunity to exhibit at the Institution’s biennial Member’s Exhibition. This year 28 members submitted works for display, making it a challenge to fit everything into the Jenyns Room’s wall space, but resulting in a colourful and varied selection of work.
Special thanks go to Glynis Findlay for her tireless work in organising the exhibition, and running the opening night preview. The exhibition is open from March 10th to 31st (10am – 4pm, closed on Sundays) and admission is free. Below are some of the artists and their work.
Judy LanteigneMelt in the Maya
Marie-Louise LuxemburgImages for Leukaemia Research calendar, 1991
Christopher IsaacBath Abbey,
Crow at Window,
Caroline Frances-KingSweet Peas,
John LindleyThe Dream
Rex ValentineFranz Kafka,
(The BRLSI’s Jenyns Room gallery, on Queen Square, is also available for individual exhibitions – please contact us for details)
● Upstairs in the Elwin Room, BRLSI’s History and Culture group had arranged a further treat for opening night visitors – a screening of Christopher Miles’ film The Clandestine Marriage, based on the 1766 play by George Coleman and David Garrick, after whom Bath’s famous Garrick’s Head pub (next to the Theatre Royal) is named.
The film had what can fairly be described as an all-star cast, with Nigel Hawthorne as the lovestruck Lord Ogleby, Timothy Spall as Sterling, the wily merchant with two daughters to be married off, and Joan Collins as his rich and censorious sister Mrs Heidelberg. Happily, some minor technical issues with the projection failed to dim the audience’s enjoyment of what was, by general consent (and a lot of out-loud laughter), a superb piece of cinema.
The director himself was on hand to answer questions afterwards (apparently the money ran out while they were still filming, as these things are wont to do, and the actors chipped in to keep it going). Meanwhile a visiting committee member from the Garrick Club in London was so impressed that he offered to arrange a screening at the club. A richly cultural night, then, at Bath’s most eclectic arts and sciences venue.
Christopher Miles, director of The Clandestine Marriage, with Marie-Louise Luxemburg, BRLSI History and Culture convenor.