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The Glory of Islamic Art with Wayne Bennett

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Lecture: The Glory of Islamic Art with Wayne Bennett
Lecturer: Wayne Bennett
Start Date: 13th April 2018
Start Time: 1.00pm
End Time: 3.00pm
Under 18s: £25.00 What's included?

The cultural phenomenon associated with the spread and development of Islam resulted in some of the most beautiful art ever produced. Not convinced? In this talk we will look at some highlights from across the Islamic world and marvel agog at the sheer brilliance and inventiveness of a world barely known and little understood in the west.

Ticket price includes three course lunch with coffee (served at 1.00pm) followed by a one hour lecture at 2.00pm

Please note lunch will be served on shared tables and seats in the lecture room are non-reservable.

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Wayne Bennett

Wayne Bennett

After an initial training and career in the theatre (including working for over four years at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden) Wayne studied fine art and art history at Camberwell School of Art and Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, where he obtained a first class honours degree. For two years he worked for the Contemporary Art Society based at the Tate Gallery after which he moved to Dorset. For 23 years he led the team at Dillington House until his retirement in early 2015. He now divides his time between his many research interests - archaeology, cartography, cultural history, music and art. Wayne is Co-Director of the Dillington Summer School and continues to originate and tutor courses for Dillington and elsewhere. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.

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