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Sicily : The Kingdom in the Sun - ALL TICKETS NOW SOLD Jane Angelini Thursday 16 November 2017

Poised between Europe and Africa, Sicily has been both a gateway and a crossroads attracting a long line of colonisers from the Greeks, Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs to the Normans and Spanish. The legacy of so many dominant civilisations produced a cultural mix of great richness and diversity, and included periods of exceptional wealth, intellectual activity and artistic achievement. This study day looks at Sicily during the ancient and medieval periods: the Greek temples, the beautifully preserved Roman Villa Casale, and the monuments from the Arab - Norman period when Palermo was the most intellectually active and artistically eclectic centre in Europe. The 12th century cathedrals of Cefalu, Monreale, and the Palatine Chapel of the Norman Palace, witness to a brilliant fusion of Norman, Arab and Byzantine art and architecture. 

Booking for this event opened at the September meeting. Tickets cost £35 including refreshments on arrival and a buffet lunch with soft drinks. The schedule of the day, which is at our usual venue, is as follows:

  • 10.00 am Arrival and coffee
  • 10.30 am The Early Settlers : Phoenicians and Greeks
  • 11.30 am Break
  • 11.45 am The Romal Period : BC 241 - AD 476
  • 1.00 pm Buffet Lunch
  • 2.00 pm The Kingdom in the Sun : Medieval Sicily
  • 3.30 pm Day ends  

LATEST UPDATE - ALL TICKETS HAVE NOW BEEN SOLD AND THERE IS A WAITING LIST. IF YOU WISH TO BE ADDED TO THE LIST PLEASE CONTACT JEAN HOGWOOD ON 01293 772482 OR hogwoodjean@hotmail.com

 


Jane is a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society and other arts organisations. She runs her own art tours company, specialising in cultural visits. She speaks several foreign languages and has translated a number of works of 19th century Russian literature for Penguin Books and Oxford University Press. She has a BA in Russian Studies and an MA in Byzantine Studies.