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Corona Borealis

The Corona Borealis is one of the few constellation of stars visible with the naked eye. In Europe we refer to it as the Northern Crown and there are references to these stars all the way back to the 2nd century. In art the story of Bacchus and Ariadne often depicts the Northern Crown and in this talk accredited lecturer Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff explains the story and how we can find it in a Dutch painting from the 17th century. 


Our Societies support hundreds of local arts and heritage projects. Each day we highlight a grant given in 2021.  

The sixth form art department of Prince Henry's High School, Evesham has received a grant from The Arts Society Evesham and Pershore. This grant would enable the art department to fund drawing classes for A-Level students with an experienced local artist.

All donations from the Artvent Calendar will go towards The Arts Society’s grant giving fund, which awards grants to help preserve our artistic heritage, support the skills of artists and makers, and improve access to the arts for all.

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I can’t thank you enough for this absolute delight. I have enjoyed every day and been introduced to many new and fascinating things. I do hope it can happen next year.

Janice Bomford Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:32 Permalink

Thank you so much for this series of Advent talks. It has been exciting opening the window each day and finding out what is behind it. Even better than chocolate! Happy New Year to all who love the arts.

Kay Sillitoe Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:30 Permalink

Marvelous filling my world with light and delight I shall miss it very much.

Jenny Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:25 Permalink

Thank you Mariska for a fascinating talk and thank you to everyone involved in making this wonderful eclectic selection such a joyful way to see in Christmas and the New Year. Hoping that the Artvent Calendar will become a regular seasonal feature and best wishes to you all for 2022.

Mary Bradley Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:24 Permalink

Artvent calendar - such a clever idea. I enjoyed every day's offering.
I also thought 80 Days was a brilliant idea.
Thank you, instigators.

Anonymous Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:03 Permalink

Thank you for therse very interesting and informative daily events. A lot of work has gone into organising these events. Happy 2022

Sylvia mccann Fri, 31/12/2021 - 14:02 Permalink

It has been a delight to open a new door each day in December. Do repeat it in future

Pamela Fri, 31/12/2021 - 13:55 Permalink

The best Advent Calendar ++ of them all.
A truly wonderful series of daily treats. Congratulations and thank you to everyone involved. Hope we might have the same again next year.

Reginald Tripp Fri, 31/12/2021 - 13:36 Permalink

Thank you so much for this wonderful series throughout December. It has brightened the dark days and been a great cheer to look forward to opening the window each day. It has had so much variety and I have learnt so much from it. What a wonderful experience it has been and I will miss opening a window each day! I also feel part of a community who are doing the same thing each day. Thank you again and I hope this idea is repeated next year. Happy New Year everyone!

daphne Fri, 31/12/2021 - 13:28 Permalink

It's been a tough year for me, so this wonderfully varied series of lectures has been a great comfort each day. They're worth the membership fee on their own! Please repeat them. Thank you all.

PHILIP COX Fri, 31/12/2021 - 12:42 Permalink