Members Events Below are some of the trips, Study Days etc that member societies are running and that are open to other East Midlands area groups.  Please contact the groups direct. Iran – Land of Great Kings, Shahs and Ayatollahs 15 March Oakham society Handel on 300 years of culture and music 29 March Lincoln society Study Day to be held on Thursday 15 March 2018 Victoria Hall in Oakham, cost is £25 per person and members and guests are welcome. ‘Iran – Land of Great Kings, Shahs and Ayatollahs’ The study day will look at contemporary Iran following the revolution led by Ayatollah Khomeini, as well as the ancient palace of Persepolis, the brilliant architecture of the country’s mosques and palaces, and the delightful gardens of which the Iranians are so proud. John Osborne, an Arts Society lecturer who know the country well, will be our guide.  He has lived and worked in Iran, speaks Farsi and has led travel groups there for many years.  There can be few people better able to reveal the secrets of this fascinating country. Bas reliefs of Persian guards, Winter Palace of Darius (Tashara) Persepolis Study Day information                       Study Day booking form Lincoln DFAS Handel on 300 years of culture and music Study Day, 29th March 2018 A study day with three lectures, exploring the influence of Handel on 300 years of culture and music.  This most 'English' of composers arrived in London aged 25 instigating a legacy that impacted greatly on the cultural development of the whole country.  The day will explore the vision Handel bequeathed on the pictorial, literary and decorative arts in his adopted nation, and the subsequent international influences found further afield. Tutor - Peter Medhurst - Presenter, scholar, bass-baritone, harpsichordist & organist. Venue - The Eliot Room in the Constance Stewart Hall, Bishop Grosseteste University. Registration and coffee from 10.00am. The first lecture begins at 10.30am and the day finishes at 3.30pm. Cost - £48pp, including coffee, refreshments and a buffet lunch. Preference will be given to LDFAS members, with an extra £5 charge for non-members.  Places are limited. Click here for further information and booking form.
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