Events

Jun
25
Fri
Treasures of St Catherine’s Monastery in Mount Sinai by Dr Helen Rufus-Ward
Jun 25 @ 5:52 pm

Egypt Mount Sinai St. Catherine’s Monastery
The Monastery painted on the back of the Archiepiscopal Throne 18thC
St. Catherine’s Monastery Sinai Egypt

Packed full of precious religious art – a splendid basilica with exquisite little chapels, intricately carved wooden doors and breathtaking mosaics, an amazing collection of the rarest early icons to survive, and St Catherine’s Monastery, at the foot of Mount Sinai, Egypt was founded in the sixth century by Byzantine emperor Justinian I – the place where Moses received the Ten Commandments, the location of the legend of the Burning Bush and the resting place of the martyred body of St Catherine. The Greek Orthodox monastery is a library of rare and beautiful religious manuscripts.

Dr Helen Rufus-Ward is a published art historian and university lecturer whose specialism is early Christian and Byzantine art.

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.

Jul
16
Fri
The History of Fans and Their Language
Jul 16 @ 2:30 pm

 

This illustrated Zoom talk traces the history of the fan, with an emphasis on the beautiful Georgian and Victorian fans of the 18th and 19th centuries.  This was truly the age of the fan when they were the height of fashion throughout Europe from royalty to parlour maids.

We look at the different materials from which they were made, how they were used and the pitfalls awaiting the unwary user.

And what about the Language of Fans.    Did it exist and if so, how did it work? Can YOU ‘have a conversation?’  Here’s your chance to have a go!

Janie Ramsay was a Director of Sotheby’s in Bond Street until 2008 and continued working as a consultant until 2014.   

Tickets are now available for this summer’s event at a price of £5.00 per head for each lecture. All those people booked will be emailed a link to the meeting prior to the event. To book tickets, please download the ticket order form.

Eastbourne Arts Circle – Ticket order form for Summer 2021

For any queries or enquiries, or if you have booked a ticket and not received your email with a link to the Zoom lecture prior to the meeting, please contact Sir Philip Anson on 01323 411906.