Accredited Lecturer Karin Fernald reads "Light" by the British-born, naturalised American poet Denise Levertov. Karin, who has recorded three poems for the Artvent calendar, is known for her entertaining lectures on writers and diarists connected with the arts from the mid-18th to 19th century. As an actress she also works with musicians and performers to combine words and music. She has appeared at festivals all over England; on tour in Japan, Australia and Europe, and at the University of Cape Town Summer School. London venues include the National Portrait Gallery, the Foundling Museum and Dr. Johnson’s House. Karin trained as an actor at RADA and worked in theatre, TV and radio. She has a distinguished theatrical background including appearing at London’s Haymarket theatre with Sir Ralph Richardson, and at the Savoy Theatre opposite Robert Morley.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
Our Societies support hundreds of local arts and heritage projects. Each day we highlight a grant given in 2021.
The Arts Society Speyside awarded a grant to the Elgin Museum; the oldest independent museum in Scotland. The museum provides the public and tourists with a wonderful collection of artefacts, engages with many volunteers, runs a variety of programmes for young people and is a valuable exhibition space for local artists.
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.