10
December 2020

SNAKES, SAINTS AND PAWNBROKERS

Welcome to The Arts Society Tarporley
Thursday, December 10, 2020 - 11:30
The Community Centre
113a High St Tarporley CW6 0AY

The origin of some of our Christmas traditions.

The Christian festival of Christmas has a wealth of traditions, but what are their origins? Why do we bring a tree into our home at Christmas? How did Santa Claus become the patron saint of pawnbrokers, and what has a snake to do with it all? This lecture unveils the surprising truth about some of our Christmas traditions.

N.B. The Lecture begins at 11.30. Please be seated by 11:20. The second lecture begins at 13:30.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Dr Geri Parlby

Geri is a former Fleet Street journalist and film PR. She has a first-class honours degree in History and Theology, a Masters in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute and a Theology doctorate from Roehampton University in London. She has been lecturing for the past 14 years both in the UK and internationally. She is also principal lecturer on The Arts Society South West Area’s History of Art course and is an Honorary Research Fellow at Roehampton University.