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Study Day : Three Baltic Capitals
Vilnius, Riga and Tallin
Tuesday 05 March 2019

Three Baltic Capitals – Vilnius, Riga and Tallin

On Tuesday 5th March 2019 at the Core Theatre Solihull Time 10 am for coffee and a 10:30am start

There will be three lectures which make up this Study Day

The study day is intended to provide a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of these three distinctive Baltic capitals, Vilnius (Lithuania), Riga (Latvia) and Tallin (Estonia).

Vilnius is a Baroque City, with magnificent churches and monasteries dating back to the 17th & 18thCenturies. Pilgrims from all over the world can be found in Vilnius; many visit the famous Hill of Crosses, on the border with Latvia, a symbol of resistance during the Soviet occupation.

In contrast Riga, the “Little Paris of the North”, has all the trappings of a European Capital, with itsboulevards and Opera House. Here the interest shifts to fantastical Art Nouveau apartment blocks, created at the beginning of the last century by Eisenstein.

Tallin is perhaps the prettiest of the three capitals with its romantic fortifications. Tallin is one of the finest medieval European towns, with its web of winding cobblestone streets and charmingmerchants’ houses from the 11th to 15th centuries.

Our presenter today is Dr Anne Anderson who Graduated in Art History & Archaeology from Leicester University in 1978 & worked as an Archaeologist for 8 years. She was elected to the Society of Antiquities in 1992. From 1993 to 2007 she was Senior Lecturer on the Fine Arts Valuation Degree Course at Southampton Solent University. Her 2008 Exhibition Ancient Landscapes, Pastoral Visions; Samuel Palmer to the Ruralists attracted 47,000 visitors. She has published books on Roman Pottery, Art Deco Tea Pots and Edward Burne-Jones.

The cost of this study day is £39.00 per person to include refreshments on arrival, two morning lectures, a light lunch of quiche, salad and new potatoes, tea and coffee and a third lecture in the afternoon.

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image : Tallinn, Estonia