We now have a Members Favourite Pictures page: please send yours to webmaster@asborders.org.uk
To help you through current restrictions, below are some ideas for arts-based mental
stimulation  (you can also download them here) and we also have a Quiz No.1  (answers
here) and Quiz No. 2 (answers here)  and Quiz 3 The Arts Society https://theartssociety.org/ The Arts Society is currently screening its talks online. Virtual Museum Tours www.housebeautiful.com A selection of museums from across the world offering virtual tours of their collections and galleries. Tours include: The Louvre, The British Museum, The Met, The Rijksmuseum, Musee d’Orsay, John Paul Getty Museum, the Vatican Museum, Tate Britain, and the Van Gogh museum www.londonist.com A more nationally focused site, this website includes links to The Courtauld Gallery, the Houses of Parliament, the National Gallery, and the Royal Academy of Arts. https://artuk.org/ Website showing art from anywhere around the British Isles. https://artsandculture.google.com/ An archive of art from all around the world. https://www.britishtours.com/360 This website has archived virtual tours of hundreds of interesting sites all over the UK; from castles and museums, to gardens and the private homes of figures such as Jane Austen. https://www.museothyssen.org/en/thyssenmultimedia Madrid’s Thyssen-Bornemisza museum boasts a collection made up of almost 1000 paintings, spanning the history of art from the 13 th  right up until the 20 th  century, including everything from Van Eyck to Van Gogh, Monet to Mondrian. https://www.romanbaths.co.uk/walkthrough Take a virtual tour of Bath’s Roman baths. https://www.360cities.net/image/inside-st-paul-s-cathedral Take a virtual tour of the central dome of St Paul’s cathedral. Project Gutenburg www.gutenberg.org A library of 60,000 free e-books including the world’s greatest literature, available to download or read online Poetry https://www.instagram.com/sirpatstew/?hl=en Patrick Stewart is going through Shakespeare’s sonnets one by one and reading them in his Instagram account Gardens https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTJ9fTiFz5U&feature=youtu.be A walkaround video of the large garden of The Garden of the Priory of Notre Dame d'Orsan Stonehenge Skyscape www.english-heritage.org.uk The Stonehenge Skyscape shows how the Henge was used by our ancestors to chart the year using the Sun and stars. Theatre www.marquee.tv You can sign up for a 14 day free trial of Marquee TV, a performing arts streaming service with a catalogue of over 400 dance, opera, and theatre productions. www.rsc.org.uk More resources available directly from the Royal Shakespeare Company website www.metopera.org The Met is streaming a recording of an opera every night for the foreseeable future https://www.nationaltheatre.org.uk/nt-at-home Every Thursday the National Theatre is uploading the full version of one of their broadcast productions for free. This week it is Tennessee Williams’ A Streetcar Named Desire. Next, from 28.05, This House will be available to stream. Following that, from 04.06, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus will be online. Finally, SKY now has an arts channel available on Freeview.
· · The Arts Society Borders
Welcome   to   Arts   Society   Borders.   Our   objective,   through   lectures   and   visits,   is   to   broaden   our knowledge and enjoyment of the decorative and visual arts. We   were   established   in   1990   and   have   a   programme   of   monthly   lectures   by   distinguished   visiting experts and special visits to places of interest often not open to members of the public.  We   welcome   new   members:   please   have   a   browse   through   the   site   to   see   what   we   have   planned   for the coming year.
The 2020 Newsletter can be downloaded here
Unfortunately, due to the Covid 19 pandemic we regret
that we have had to cancel our lectures in the Tait Hall
this year.
However we have arranged an online lecture  on
Tuesday 3rd November 2020: Cleopatra - Images of a
Dream Woman (see Lectures page for details).
Edinburgh DFAS are also allowing us to join their online
lecture programme
Details of how to access lectures online will be circulated
in due course.