The Next Day of Special Interest

THE PSYCHOLOGY OF A CITY: THE HISTORY AND ARCHITECTURE OF ST. PETERSBURG

Mon 16th Mar 2020 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Rosamund Bartlett completed her doctorate at Oxford and is an authority on the cultural history of Russia.  She will be talking to us about how Peter the Great started planning and building this sumptuous city in the 18th century and the remarkable transformations it went through between the 18th and 20th centuries under the various leaders including the Empress Elizabeth, Catherine the Great, Tsar Alexander I and the last Romanov Tsar.  We will be looking at the imposing buildings, the brilliance of the city’s cultural life and how the Arts, Ballet and Opera had revolutionised the city, boasting world class performers such as Pavlova, Nijinsky and Chaliapin along with figures such a Diaghilev and Malevich, before it was engulfed by the 1917 Revolution.  Also, we will hear about the name changes the city went through and how after the collapse of Soviet power it once again became St. Petersburg.  This promises to be a fascinating and enjoyable day.

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Venue: Arthur Morison Memorial Hall

Rowls Lane
Cucklington, BA9 9PY United Kingdom

Oganiser: The Arts Society Blackmore Vale


Past Days of Special Interest

THE SILK ROAD AND THE SEA: CHINA’S WINDOWS ON THE WORLD

Mon 14th Oct 2019 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Updated on: 23/10/2019

Lee Miller and Roland Penrose

Mon 18th Mar 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Golden Age of Travel

Mon 15th Oct 2018 @ 10:30 am - 4:00 pm

Days of Special Interest

We have two Days of Special Interest a year which give us an opportunity to look at a subject in more depth and are scheduled around three lectures of one hour each with coffee breaks and a sit down lunch in between. These days are held at The Arthur Morison Memorial Hall, Cucklington and are very relaxed social occasions where members and guests get a chance to get to know one another and discuss the lectures during the breaks.These days are always very popular and numbers are limited so tickets tend to go very quickly!
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