16
April 2018

St Petersburg - Venice of the North

Welcome to The Arts Society Canterbury Evening
Monday, April 16, 2018 - 19:30 to Monday, July 16, 2018 - 21:30
The Old Sessions House
Canterbury Christ Church University Longport, Canterbury CT1 1PL

St Petersburg is an epic city, founded in defiance of nature in a region of swampy marshland by Peter the Great.

St Petersburg is an epic city, founded in defiance of nature in a region of swampy marshland as Peter the Great’s “window to the West”. The city that evolved is a remarkably harmonious collection of baroque, rococo, neoclassical and art nouveau buildings that reflect his taste and that of his successors. The large sweeping vistas, the ordered architecture, the majestic palaces reflected in the waters of the canals make St Petersburg hauntingly beautiful. The museum collections are outstanding and unlike any other.

THE ARTS SOCIETY ACCREDITED LECTURER

Mrs Jane Angelini

Jane is a freelance lecturer for The Arts Society and other arts organisations. She runs her own art tours company, specialising in cultural visits. She speaks several foreign languages and has translated a number of works of 19th century Russian literature for Penguin Books and Oxford University Press. She has a BA in Russian Studies and an MA in Byzantine Studies.