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Welcome to the website of The Arts Society Blackheath (TASB). We are a friendly voluntary organisation who work to promote and preserve the arts in the south-east London area around Blackheath. We are a member of The Arts Society.

 

 

St Mary's Church Hall, Cresswell Park,Blackheath Village:

2.0pm  for 2.30 pm.

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NEWS ABOUT OUR NEXT  MEETING

ON

   THURSDAY

       25th OCTOBER

 

THE SCOLIOTIC KNIGHT:

RECONSTRUCTING THE REAL RICHARD III

by

Tobias Capwell

The discovery of the grave of King Richard III in Leicester presented a host of fascinating questions. The skeleton confirmed that Richard III had severe scoliosis. But how could a diminutive person, suffering from a significant spinal condition, have become a skilled practitioner of the knightly fighting arts? How could he have worn armour and fought in three major battles? What would his armour have looked like? How might it have disguised the King’s condition, presenting him as a powerful warrior? In the case of a king whose royal legitimacy was questioned by many people, how were the visual trappings of knightly kingship used to solidify his claim? Toby Capwell will cover some of these questions in his lecture.

 

 

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 Our activities include

Talks

Visits locally and occasionally overseas

Opportunities for volunteering

Annual Newsletter

  • Membership of The Arts Society, and access to their programmes, including the programme of The Arts Society Greater London Area.

 

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