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Rabindranath Tagore - Light

Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1913, Rabindranath Tagore was an Indian polymath – poet, writer, playwright, composer, philosopher, social reformer and painter. He was a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society. He reshaped Bengali literature and music as well as Indian art with Contextual Modernism in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
Rabindranath Tagore's writing is deeply rooted in both Indian and Western learning traditions. Rabindranath Tagore originally wrote in Bengali, but later reached a broad audience in the West after recasting his poetry in English. In contrast to the frenzied life in the West, his poetry was felt to convey the peace of the soul in harmony with nature. Today's gift is his poem "Light", read by Accredited Lecturer Karin Fernald


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

The Arts Society based in The Hague, Netherlands have awarded a grant to Le Nuove Musiche Music Ensemble. The grant will benefit a project aimed at promoting knowledge about 17th century Baroque music in England with two performances by young music students in venues located around The Hague.

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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Fabulous! I love this idea for an advent calendar! A fascinating start with a beautiful poem and images.
Thank you

Lynne Hurst Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:29 Permalink

Artfully Wonderful!

Richard Grayson Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:27 Permalink

I love it. Christmas is special already. Looking forward to every day.

Jude Gray Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:27 Permalink

Very uplifting! Thank you.

Heather Erguvanli Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:20 Permalink

Beautiful Thank you

Maire Smith Clegg Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:20 Permalink

Great start, thank you.

Delia Greaves Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:16 Permalink

Beautiful poem and wonderful images!

Chris Stemp Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:00 Permalink

Beautiful, thank you!

Katherine Pile Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:56 Permalink

What a delightful idea, and a perfect start to advent. Many thanks.

Felicity Lewis Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:54 Permalink

A great idea Childish anticipation every day

Elizabeth Hall Wed, 01/12/2021 - 13:49 Permalink