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Arts Society Saffron Walden Lecture

19/04/2023 @ 11:00 - 12:00

- £10

GAVIN PLUMLEY 


THE MAGIC OF PRAGUE – THE CITY AND THE CZECH CULTURAL REVIVAL    

As part of the Habsburg Empire, Prague was beloved of kings and  princes.  During the 19th century, however, the Czechs sought to reclaim the city for their own.  Looking back at their roots and mythology the Czech people imagined a new future through art, entirely reshaping cultural movements including Romanticism and symbolism in specifically patriotic ways.  Looking at painters such as Alfons Mucha, Otakar Lebeda and Jakub Schikaneder and composers like Bedrich Smetana and Antonin Dvorak, as well as their forward-thinking literary and architectural contemporaries, this contextual talk shows how the Czechs reclaimed both country and capital by cultural means.

Non-members welcome at £10 per person.

If you are a non-member and would like to reserve a place, please email secretary@artssocietysw@gmail.com

Details

Date:
19/04/2023
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
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Organiser

Arts Society Saffron Walden
Email:
secretaryartssocietysw@gmail.com

Venue

Friends Meeting House
High St
Saffron Walden, CB10 1AA
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Website:
http://www.saffronquakers.org.uk/

Details

Date:
19/04/2023
Time:
11:00 - 12:00
Cost:
£10
Event Categories:
,

Organiser

Arts Society Saffron Walden
Email:
secretaryartssocietysw@gmail.com

Venue

Friends Meeting House
High St
Saffron Walden, CB10 1AA
+ Google Map
Website:
http://www.saffronquakers.org.uk/