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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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Such an inspired idea - thank you to everyone who has made it
possible. Roll on Dec 2nd!

Roly Trevor-Jones Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:29 Permalink

Great idea, well done all

Barbara p Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:26 Permalink

Wonderful, something to look forward to .

Eva-Maria Mansell Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:13 Permalink

Lovely, thank you.

Margaret Lee Wed, 01/12/2021 - 21:09 Permalink

Thank you for reminding me of a well-loved poet.
I shall seek my copy.

Patricia Patterson Wed, 01/12/2021 - 20:35 Permalink

Inspirational. Thank you.

Anonymous Wed, 01/12/2021 - 20:11 Permalink

What a great idea!

Jan Moloney Wed, 01/12/2021 - 20:03 Permalink

So excited to see what the ARTVent calendar had in store, what a wonderful surprise, well done.

Muriel Lowe Wed, 01/12/2021 - 19:25 Permalink

It was a delightful poem, enhanced by the accompanying pictures.

Christine Ward Wed, 01/12/2021 - 19:15 Permalink

Absolutely lovely,thank you.

Lorraine Sherin Wed, 01/12/2021 - 19:04 Permalink