Guild Events and Day Schools

Veronica Jane Gatti has been an icon painter since 2003She will talk about the process of painting a sacred image as a slow and accurate transformation of the natural artistic materials onto a painted surface that represents theological meanings.The techniques used in Iconography have been mostly unchanged from the Byzantium age  through the centuries.  In fact these techniques, that include the...

Tuesday 16 November Sholom Aleichem was probably most successful of all the Jewish writers. He was certainly the most widely read and possibly the most famous writer in his own lifetime. His name was known across the world equally as well as that of Charles Dickens or William Shakespeare. He was proud of being known as the “Jewish Mark Twain”, the...

“Clodius was born into a rich, powerful, established, patrician family. What he did in order to gain political power was both unprecedented and remarkable: he turned his back on the patrician roots of his family and asked to be adopted by a plebeian family. As the inimitable Mary Beard puts it: “[Clodius] has gone down in history as the mad...

Emile Zola is very much a case for the Marmite test of literature, you either like him or struggle to come to terms with his style and his subject matter. He is without doubt one of the most important of the French novelists of the late nineteenth century. His work looks in detail at every aspect of French Society, lifting...