Click here to view future visits

10 November 2017East Surrey Special Interest Morning
18 October 2017Trip to Dover Castle
15 October 2017Members Sunday Lunch
20 September 2017Trip to Istria 19th - 27th September 2017
17 August 2017Stories in Stitchwork
06 July 2017Hampstead guided walk and visit to two National Trust houses
22 June 2017UK tour to Norwich
08 May 2017Knebworth House visit
20 March 2017Two Temple Place
10 March 2017East Surrey Area Special Interest Meeting
02 March 2017"Mary Rose"
02 February 2017City Visit and Old Bailey
20 December 2016Concert in Parish Church - Christmas by Candlelight
11 November 2016East Surrey Special Interest day on Capability Brown
25 October 2016Glyndebourne Don Giovanni
23 October 2016RFH Concert
15 September 2016Royal Festival Hall Concert: Rogers and Hammerstein
08 September 2016Street Art Tour around Shoreditch
27 July 2016Guided Walk and Tea in Gatton Park
19 April 2016Trip to Lewes
04 August 2015Greywell Hill House

Click on a row and scroll to display more details about the visit

East Surrey Special Interest Morning
Friday 10 November 2017

The Arts Society East Surrey Special Interest Morning: 
Tyrants and Martyrs of Imperial Russia
by Douglas Skeggs 
Friday 10 November 2017

At the Menuhin Hall Stoke d’Abernon, Cobham KT11 3QQ

A History of the Romanov Dynasty from Catherine the Great to Nicholas II.  Catherine had no right to rule Russia.  She was a minor German princess who had been brought to court to marry a dull-witted heir to the Romanov dynasty.  But within years she had deposed her husband and set herself up as Empress of Russia, establishing a regime that would dominate Russia for almost two centuries.

These talks look into her turbulent reign and those of the generations that followed, from her paranoid son, Paul, through the lavish courts of Nicholas I and Alexander III to the poignant figure of Nicholas II whose assassination brought the Romanov dynasty to a tragic end. 

Click here for booking form