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ADFAS Pokolbin lecture by Mr. John Ericson MA NADFAS

Inn Insignia: The artwork and stories behind peculiar pub names

7:00 pm Mon 3rd September 2018 at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre

Pubs and their signs are a fundamental part of British history and cultural heritage. In this colourful and entertaining lecture John shows some of the most interesting and distinctive signs before exploring the fascinating stories behind the origin of some of their peculiar names.

Who could fail to be intrigued by ‘The Bucket of Blood’, the ‘Cow and Snuffers’ or even the ‘Eager Poet’ – and who on earth was ‘Blind Jack’?

Lecturer John Ericson has worked extensively overseas as an educational consultant and this has given him the opportunity to give lectures and presentations all over the world.

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ADFAS Pokolbin field trip

Dungog Festival and Sculpture on the Farm

All-day event Sat 29th Sept 2018 at 'Fosterton' farm and Dungog

Join ADFAS Pokolbin members and friends for a luxury coach trip from Cessnock at 8:00 am with pick-up in Branxton and Maitland to Dungog for a guided tour of the Sculpture on the Farm exhibition with morning tea and lunch provided in a beautiful farmhouse setting.

During the afternoon there will be 2 garden rambles and time to enjoy the Dungog Festival before our coach returns to Maitland, Branxton and Cessnock.

Cost for the Luxury Coach trip including all entry fees, morning tea and lunch is $75 for members and $80 for visitors.

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Committee 2018:


Committee Members:Michael Bennett, Liz George, Bev Holden, Robert Lusby AM, Debra McGuigan, Dianne Nelson, Tracey Seath, Ian Veroni, Jennie Wilkinson

ADFAS Pokolbin provides its members a yearly program of 8 illustrated arts-related lectures presented by skilled overseas and Australian experts plus excursions and outings in a friendly and sophisticated social setting. 

All lectures will be held at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, (CPAC) cnr. Vincent St and Aberdare Rd, Cessnock. Evening lectures start promptly at 7:00 pm, followed by supper and Hunter Valley wines.

Visitors are welcome - $28.00 per lecture.
Visiting Members of other societies - FREE
Annual Membership - $180.00 for all 8 lectures.
School and College Students - FREE

Membership enquiries: Call Judy 0409 986 565
or email: Secretary, ADFAS Polkolbin

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