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Lecture Programme: 2024-25 season

Nov 19
John Julius Reel
Feb 11
Christopher Aslan Alexander
Mar 25
Helen Sijsling
Apr 15
Alejandra Carazo

Unless otherwise stated, all lectures start at 6pm (Spanish time) and are ...
• in the Cultural Centre, calle Granada, Nerja and also
• available on the internet using Zoom
• available on 'catchup' for a limited period starting the day after the lecture.


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Lecture date: October 15th 2024 (18:00 CEST )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom(A15)
Emperor QianLong 1736-1796: Son of Heaven, Man Of The World
David Rosier

Qianlong was one of the greatest of all the Chinese Emperors. He guided China through a period of unquestionable political, economic and cultural prosperity. His achievements rivalled, if not surpassed, previous periods of exceptional Imperial achievement.
Territorially, Qianlong added more than 30 per cent of landmass to the Empire through successful military campaigns and astute diplomacy. He was passionate about preserving his Manchu culture whilst respecting and nurturing other ethnic Chinese cultures. The Emperor travelled his Empire regularly undertaking lavish expeditions to the South and West designed to forge loyalty to his Imperial rule.
Despite all these successes as a ruler it is in the fields of art and culture that Qianlong made the greatest contribution to China’s heritage. 
Qianlong was a noted scholar who during his lifetime wrote and published over 43,000 poems, painted on virtually a daily basis and was accomplished in the art of calligraphy.
It was as a patron, collector, and curator, of Fine Art and Antiques that Qianlong created his greatest legacy. He amassed a vast treasure trove of works of art from previous dynasties or which represented the finest contemporary workmanship. His collection spanned all genres of the established arts.
This lecture will provide an insight into Qianlong, not only as a highly successful Emperor of China, but also as a scholar and ‘ultimate’ collector and curator of fine art. 

 

About David Rosier

David Rosier is a Chartered Insurer, and Fellow of the Assurance Medical Society, by profession with a specialization in medical risk assessment.
He has spent in excess of 25 years focusing on business in Asia, and China in particular, and for 14 years he and his family lived in Hong Kong.
During the years in Hong Kong David, and his wife Wendy, created a ‘World Class’ collection of in excess of 500 Imperial Qing Dynasty, and related items, of costume and dress accessories. This collection was acquired, in its entirety, in late 2019 by The Shanghai Museum, People's Republic of China.
David is a past committee member of the Hong Kong Textile Society.
Since returning to the UK David has lectured extensively on Chinese Court Costume of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) plus the history, culture, and arts of Imperial China. 
Groups visited have been as diverse as The National Trust, Textile Guilds, Confucius Institutes, Art Fund and Oriental focused societies, plus university departments and museums.
David is an Accredited Lecturer for The Arts Society and lectures regularly around the UK and Europe plus tours of societies in Australia, New Zealand, and SE Asia. Additionally, he has organised and led tours to China that focus on Imperial History, Art, and Culture.
David is also a regular contributor for publications such as China Eye, Oriental Art, and several textile related publications.

Sponsor: Currencies Direct
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Lecture date: November 12th 2024 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre, Nerja or on the internet using Zoom(B12)
Gleaming Spires of London- An Armchair Tour of London's Finest Buildings
Ian Swankie
Sponsor: Blevins Franks
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Lecture date: November 19th 2024 (12:00 CET )
NB Morning lecture
How to watch: in person in the (NB not available on the internet)(B19)
My Half Orange
John Julius Reel
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Lecture date: November 26th 2024 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre, Nerja or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(B26)
The Phoenicians on the Costa del Sol
The Dawn of a New World
Manuel Parodí
Sponsor: Dr Rik Heymans
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Lecture date: December 10th 2024 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom(C10)
Snow and ice: Holland frozen in time
Jane Choy
Sponsor: Casa Select
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Lecture date: January 14th 2025 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(D14)
Arte Nova and Art Deco in Porto and Aveiro, Portugal
Anne Anderson PhD BA FSA
Sponsor: The Costa Animal Society
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Lecture date: January 28th 2025 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre, Nerja or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(D28)
Hunting the Borderlands in Ronda
Rafa Anderson BA(hons) Arch, Dip Arch, RIBA
Sponsor: De Cotta Law
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Lecture date: February 11th 2025 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom(E11)
Unravelling the Silk Road
Christopher Aslan Alexander
Sponsor: Friend of the Arts Society Nerja
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Lecture date: March 11th 2025 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom(F11)
The Borgias, the most infamous family in history?
Sarah Dunant
Sponsor: Blevins Franks
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Lecture date: March 25th 2025 (18:00 CET )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre, Nerja or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(F25)
Famous Freemason Artists
Helen Sijsling
Sponsor: Off topic publishing
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Lecture date: April 15th 2025 (18:00 CEST )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre, Nerja or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(G15)
Women Artists in Art History
Alejandra Carazo
Sponsor: Casa Select
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Lecture date: May 13th 2025 (18:00 CEST )
How to watch: in person in the Cultural Centre or on the internet using Zoom, or on our YouTube channel for a limited period the day after the lecture.(H13)
‘All the Lonely People’: The work of American Realist Edward Hopper
Stella Lyons MA BA
Sponsor: Dentadanés