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Chairman’s Introduction  

I hope that you enjoyed our recent Spring Show. The report and results are in  Recent Events.

Our next two events have a horticultural theme, with the Open Gardens Day on Sunday 20th May and a visit to RHS Wisley on Wednesday 25th July. Between these two, there will be the Tewin Village Fete on Saturday 30th June, where THACS will be manning the plant stall so please support this effort by providing us with plants that we might sell on the stall in aid of Tewin Memorial Hall. If you are more interested in art than horticulture, then you may be interested in the two London exhibitions (described under Other News). 

Our quest for a new Newsletter Editor continues. The original appeal in last September’s Newsletter and the subsequent appeal at our AGM in January have not borne any results. So please help us by keeping this search in mind and spreading the word around. If you might be interested, or you know someone who might be, then please let me know. 

To find more about the visit to Wisley Gardens, click on Forthcoming Events above.

Ray Keppler (Chairman)



It’s time for a new editor, who can bring their own style and fresh approach to the newsletters. Could that be you? 

There are five THACS newsletters each year and your role as editor would be to collate and edit articles about forthcoming or recent events, insert the adverts and get the newsletters ready for printing. You would not need to write anything yourself (except maybe an editorial introduction) and you do not need to be able to use any sophisticated desk-top publishing tools. However, you would need to be able to work to publishing deadlines and to orchestrate the contributors to get their articles to you on time.  

The role of Newsletter Editor has always been done by a member of the THACS committee and so you would be most welcome to join us. This would make your editorial task easier because you would have a better understanding of THACS activities and be able to discuss and influence editorial policy and newsletter content. However, you could be Newsletter Editor without joining the committee if that would suit you better. 

If you would like to know more, please contact me. 

Ray Keppler   Email: raykeppler@btinternet.com   Telephone: 01438 717545 

THACS  Events 

For ease of reference, here are the dates and titles of our events for 2018, together with the closing dates for the associated bookings. 



Closing date for bookings

20th May

Open Gardens

No booking required

25th July

Visit to RHS Wisley

18th July

1st September

Autumn Show

26th August

1st December

Art & Craft Fair

No booking required


Photographs of THACS previous events 

For pictures of the Autumn Show and Show Winners click   HERE

To see pictures of THACS previous events click  HERE  then scroll

down to find the album containing the pictures you want to view.

Pictures by John Ling, Byron Sinfield, Mike Clark 


Other News 

Visual Arts

We have the luxury of Picasso, in what was described as his greatest year, in an unmissable show along with the luxury of ocean liners. Two very tempting exhibitions to help you spring into Summer. 

Picasso 1932- Love, Fame, Tragedy 

On until September 9th 2018.

You can’t fail to have seen the publicity for this exhibition, in the papers, on TV and in various magazines, but just in case you have here is a little information 

This is the first ever solo Pablo Picasso exhibition at Tate Modern. It will bring you face-to-face with more than 100 paintings, sculptures and drawings, mixed with family photographs and rare glimpses into his personal life. 

Three of his extraordinary paintings featuring his lover Marie-Thérèse Walter are shown together for the first time since they were created over a period of just five days in March 1932. 

The myths around Picasso will be stripped away to reveal the man and the artist in his full complexity and richness. You will see him as never before. 

Visit http://www.tate.org.uk for more information and booking. 

Ocean Liners: Speed and Style 

On until June 17th 2018.

If you like sailing and in particular the speed and style of Ocean Liners then the current exhibition at V&A London is for you. 

The exhibition is the most comprehensive ever about international ocean liners, looking from Brunel’s ground breaking Great Eastern of 1859, which transformed ocean travel to the Queen Elizabeth II of 1969, which brought the era of great ocean-going passenger shipping to a close. Between these two vessels a whole transport culture is on display. 

View luggage belonging to the Duke of Windsor, a diamond and pearl tiara previously owned by Lady Marguerite Allan and saved from the Lusitania and amongst many other items a children's chair from the first-class playroom on the Normandie. 

Visit www.vam.ac.uk for information and booking. 


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Updated  APF - 5/05/2018