The main feature of ArtyFacts’ work over the past few years has been lectures on various subjects to groups and societies throughout the country, by Rosalind Whyte, accredited lecturer with The Arts Society (see Lectures).

Due to the situation with Coronavirus, in-person ArtyFacts @ Blackheath lectures have been suspended.  Virtual lectures have been taking place on Zoom throughout the period though and the next programme is …

New series for June and July

Six new talks are going ahead in June and July, based mainly on exhibitions that are on in London :

THURSDAY 9 June : Every Picture Tells a Story: Literature in Art

17 June : Tate Britain (a look at the permanent collection)

24 June : Postwar Modern (Barbican until 26 June)

1 July : Canaletto’s Venice Revisited (NMM, Greenwich until 25 September) 

8 July : Edvard Munch (Courtauld Gallery until 4 September)

15 July : Tate Modern (a look at the permanent collection)

See ArtyFacts @ Blackheath for further details.


All past Zoom sessions are available as recordings.

If you would like to join future live Zoom sessions or receive the recordings, please contact us.

Feedback on Virtual lectures

“You definitely have the ‘X’ factor in the way you present your sessions.” Brenda W

“I have very much enjoyed and been much impressed with all the lectures I sign up for.  I find your knowledge and expertise amazing.” Liz M

“Thank you for this quite outstanding lecture, it was a real privilege to be present.”  Linda G

“I think your modern art lectures are great, because they make the art accessible.” Helma Z

“I do want to compliment you on your use of technology.  I have been watching a range of different lectures online, in our enforced imprisonment, and some have been simply incompetent.  …. In contrast, you were eminently professional in very much knowing what you were doing.  Your use of inserts was seamless and everything worked like clockwork.  That is quite apart from the quality and content of the lecture itself which was, of course, as excellent as ever.  Thank you so much.” Angela D

“I’m very grateful to be transported in such a way and am learning so much.” Maria B

“Your talks have been the highlight of my lockdown and I am so thrilled that they will be continuing.” Jenny H