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Centre Table, Tula, Russia

Whilst most people in the 18th century made do with the light coming from the hearth, candles and rush lights, Empress Catherine illuminated her Winter Palace with a jewellery gallery. Today, we take a look with Accredited Lecturer Rosamund Bartlett at a treasure made of steel, silver, gilt copper, gilt brass, basswood. On display at The Metropolitan Museum Of Art, New York, USA


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

The Arts Society Harborough recently awarded a grant to Arts Fresco, the largest free independent street theatre in the East Midlands, delivering a diverse, accessible and sometimes educational event annually. It offers a safe and accessible environment for vulnerable, elderly and young people and their carers to relax and enjoy performances. The grant went towards the 2021 event which took place in September.

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 fascinating talk and so well presented. A lovely woman.
Thank you for such wonderful lectures.
I enjoy them each morning.

Dania Wed, 15/12/2021 - 07:49 Permalink

Amazing craft skill

Diana Davies Wed, 15/12/2021 - 07:07 Permalink