Visits and Study Days 25 July 2018: Social evening - separate booking and payment required.  Further details later. The Fascinating World of Playing Cards Yasha Beresiner LL.B Surprisingly today’s playing cards date back to  1377. Decks from 1475 still survive. The English deck is of French origin and the Company of Makers of Playing Cards was founded in 1628 to protect English makers from French importations. Cards were used as a medium of communication, propaganda or education: the 1678 Titus Oates plot is illustrated on a 52 card deck published at the time and known as The Horrid Popish Plot. Francis Barlow illustrated the cards depicting Marlborough's Victories in 1707. Modern cards follow in these old traditions with some wonderful collectors’ decks of today. Click here for Yasha’s own web site History of playing cards Click here for further details and a booking form ART TREASURES OF DRESDEN AN EXCLUSIVE TOUR FOR ARTS SOCIETY  MEMBERS With Lars Tharp OCTOBER 15–19, 2018 Described as the ‘jewel box’ of Germany, Dresden holds a wealth of cultural riches from its magnificent collections of porcelain, Old Masters and sculpture to the splendid array of architecture found in its historic centre. Click here for more information and a booking form. The Art & Historic Houses of Newcastle & the North East  (Sold Out) 3 days from £289 Departing 3rd September 2018 The Bowes Museum – guided tour The Angel of the North Newcastle upon Tyne – guided tour Baltic Centre – guided tour Shipley Art Gallery – guided tour with included coffee & cake Great Exhibition of the North 2018 (entrance fee not included) Laing Gallery – guided tour Newby Hall – guided tour Bowes Museum Cost includes 4* Newcastle hotel Half board accommodation All excursions & guided tours included Entrance fees to most places of interest included Blue Badge Guide on Day 2 Executive coach throughout
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