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Corona Borealis

The Corona Borealis is one of the few constellation of stars visible with the naked eye. In Europe we refer to it as the Northern Crown and there are references to these stars all the way back to the 2nd century. In art the story of Bacchus and Ariadne often depicts the Northern Crown and in this talk accredited lecturer Mariska Beekenkamp-Wladimiroff explains the story and how we can find it in a Dutch painting from the 17th century. 


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

The sixth form art department of Prince Henry's High School, Evesham has received a grant from The Arts Society Evesham and Pershore. This grant would enable the art department to fund drawing classes for A-Level students with an experienced local artist.

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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Thank you to all Arts Soc lecturers and other specialists who contributed to the Advent arts calendar. It was really appreciated to receive a different aspect of life, spirituality and art each day. Many thanks to all. Also a good method of publicising the Arts Society work and social meetings throughout the year.

Lin Norton Fri, 31/12/2021 - 17:19 Permalink

Thank you for a thought provoking series, I have thoroughly enjoyed my follow-up researching.

Elaine McA Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:57 Permalink

I have really enjoyed the whole series of Artvent. It has been wonderful, so many new aspects of cultures and art. Hope it can be repeated next year.
Many thanks

Joan Swan Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:47 Permalink

Thank you for a wonderful Artvent season.
A daily delight.
May we look forward to a similar Passover/ Easter series?

David Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:25 Permalink

This whole Artvent series has been a delight and has brightened a dull December. To those who have said it is "better than chocolate", it goes very well accompanied by chocolate! Thanks to all involved.

Sue Allen Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:14 Permalink

Thank you SO much for taking so much time to put this stunning Artvent calendar together. It is absolutely brilliant and has really added to the build up to Christmas and the New Year.
Many thanks to all who have been involved and wishing everyone a happy and healthy New Year.

Lynne Hurst Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:08 Permalink

This has been a superb initiative, thank you

Mandy Jenkinson Fri, 31/12/2021 - 16:01 Permalink

This series has been an absolute delight. Each day I looked forward to being entertained and informed. Thank you so much to the organisers and all the lecturers and a Happy New Year to you all.

Janet Fri, 31/12/2021 - 15:42 Permalink

These have been an absolute joy throughout the Christmas season. Thank you, a brilliant idea brilliantly executed.

Wendy Hartman Fri, 31/12/2021 - 15:34 Permalink

Have really enjoyed these talks. Learnt something new each day. Hope you do something similar again.

Jenny Hill Fri, 31/12/2021 - 15:19 Permalink