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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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What a lovely way to start the season of Advent. Thank you!

Sarah Strachan Wed, 01/12/2021 - 15:34 Permalink

What a great idea the Artvent Calendar is. Love it!

Jane G Wed, 01/12/2021 - 15:33 Permalink

Great start to December!

Mandy Jenkinson Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:56 Permalink

What a lovely idea to have a poem or similar each day of Advent.

Priscilla Rawlins Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:55 Permalink

Great, thank you! I'll read more of his work.

Eileen Goulding Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:46 Permalink

A lovely start to the ArtVent Calendar.

Pauline Stewart Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:44 Permalink

This is great, thank you.

Wendy Hartman Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:44 Permalink

This is going to be the best advent calendar I have ever seen, thankyou Arts Society

Sheila Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:44 Permalink

What a very beautiful beginning to Advent . And so many more delight s to follow .

gilldavey1936@… Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:37 Permalink

A lovely peace in a troubled world. Thank you

Evelyn Price Wed, 01/12/2021 - 14:31 Permalink