THE MARINA Alta Fine Arts Society will be welcoming an expert on the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa as guest speaker at their next meeting.
Christopher Bradley, a professional tour guide, lecturer, author, photographer and film maker will present his talk entitled The Silk Road during the meeting at Javea Parador on Thursday May 4.
The Silk Road extended for over 8,000 kms from China to Venice, acting as a highway for beliefs, ideas, inventions and art, whilst silk was just one of the many products traded for 1,400 years.
On the journey Christopher takes them on, his fellow travellers will see traditional murals, ceramics, statues, carpets, architecture, mosaics, tile-work, rock carvings and of course silk itself.
Chris Bradley is a writer, photographer, film-maker, lecturer and tour leader specialising in the Middle East and North Africa. He has written and photographed for the Berlitz Guides to Oman, Abu Dhabi, Libya, Cairo, Egypt Red Sea and Nile Cruising, as well as the Discovery Guide to Yemen.
He has contributed to the Insight Guides to The Silk Road, Egypt and Travel Photography. His travel photographs have appeared in almost every UK national newspaper and magazine.
As a cameraman and producer for his own production company Zanzibar Films, he has made television documentaries for the BBC, Channel 4 and National Geographic TV.
Ahead of the talk by Christopher, Chair of the society, Tony Cabban will give an update on the proposed plans for the new name and visual identity of the The Arts Society, which will replace NADFAS as the new operating name.
The name The Arts Society isn’t a radical change, it better communicates that the group are inspired by all arts and makes a strong statement about the role they play in the community and wider society.
As usual after the presentation and question time, complimentary drinks will available where members and guests can socialise with each other, the committee and the presenter, whilst also, discussing the exciting proposals for further presentations later in the year.
This will be the final meeting of the Marina Alta Fine Arts Society before they break for the summer recess.
Registration will begin at 10:00am and close at 10:50am, coffee is available in the auditorium and the presentation will start promptly at 11:00am.
Guests of members are welcome as visitors but must register in advance by e-mail with firstname.lastname@example.org.