Events

Oct 2019

26Oct2019

Aspects of Asclepius in Numismatics and Literature - ONLINE

From 2:00pm until 5:00pm

At ONLINE ONLY

Aspects of Asclepius in Numismatics and Literature - ONLINE
One Session - £35

The winding serpent of Asclepius has been the recognised emblem of medicine for over two thousand years.  It can be seen in a variety of mediums, from the inscriptions of Ancient Greece to the logo of the World Medical Association in the twenty-first century.  The snake is a symbol of regeneration and is a prominent feature in the cult of Asclepius.  The practices surrounding the cult have been well documented so this course takes a different approach and concentrates on numismatic representations of Asclepius and the ancient texts they reflect. 

We will start with the birth of Asclepius and look at what we can find out about his life up to the time when he was invited to go to Rome from Epidaurus. We will look at some of the images of Asclepius and compare them with the motifs that were placed on coins from Greece and Rome and see what can be understood about the rationale for these images in the written word.  The texts we will consider will be both Greek and Roman, ranging from Homer in the eighth century BC to Pausanias in the second century AD.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

 

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29Oct2019

Witchcraft in the Ancient World

From 10:00am until 11:30am

At Westgate-on-Sea

Witchcraft in the Ancient World - Tuesdays, 10am-11:30am, starting from 29th October  2019
6 weeks - £75

This fascinating course begins by delving into the past to uncover the secret world of the occult in Ancient Greece and Rome. Actual magic practices such as curse tablets, binding spells, divination and astrology are analysed. In addition, we will look at the fantasy world of witchcraft in literature with a comparison to fairy tales and material from the age of the witch hunts.

Please notify us at the time of booking if stairs may be a problem so that we can accommodate this.

This course is also presented ONLINE 7pm-8:30pm starting Tuesday 29th October 2019

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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29Oct2019

Witchcraft in the Ancient World - ONLINE

From 7:00pm until 8:30pm

At ONLINE

Witchcraft in the Ancient World ONLINE - Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm, starting from 29th October  2019
6 weeks - £75

This fascinating course begins by delving into the past to uncover the secret world of the occult in Ancient Greece and Rome. Actual magic practices such as curse tablets, binding spells, divination and astrology are analysed. In addition, we will look at the fantasy world of witchcraft in literature with a comparison to fairy tales and material from the age of the witch hunts.

Please notify us at the time of booking if stairs may be a problem so that we can accommodate this.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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30Oct2019

Art Appreciation - Baroque

From 2:00pm until 3:30pm

At Westgate-on-Sea

Art Appreciation - Baroque Art
6 weeks - £75

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this gentle introduction to art history. This course considers the art and architecture of the Baroque period and will help you see the great works of art, its artists and their models, in new ways. Each week we will consider the work of different artists such as Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Poussin, Sirani and Leyster. Colour handouts are included. Later courses will look at a range of art and artists from the 13th to the 21st century. Images are displayed on a large screen for discussion and colour handouts are included.

This course will also be presented ONLINE, please contact events@ginamay.co.uk or telephone 07828-199547 to register your interest in Art Appreciation – Baroque.

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Nov 2019

04Nov2019

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women

From 2:00pm until 3:30pm

At Westgate-on-Sea

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women -  Tuesdays, 2pm-3:30pm, starting from Monday 4th November  2019 in Westgate-on-Sea
6 weeks - £75

In this course you will learn about the lives, loves and power of Ancient Egyptian Women. The lives of Pharaohs are well documented but what about the women behind that power? By examining the lives and loves of the women, you will learn about how the power system worked as well as the intimate details of their lives. The way they dressed, their makeup and jewellery, their intimate hygiene and gynaecology.

You will also learn about the little known female Pharaohs – such as Hatshepsut who wore a false beard and of course the enigmatic Cleopatra. The power of Nefertiti and her sister Mutnedjemet upon the changing face of Egyptian religion and the change from worshiping Amun to Aten – hence the name of the well-known Pharaoh Tutank-amun.

This course runs for 6 weeks during which we will look at literature, inscriptions and images from the time. Colour handouts are included.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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04Nov2019

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women - ONLINE

From 4:00pm until 5:30pm

At ONLINE

The Lives and Loves of Ancient Egyptian Women - ONLINE - Tuesdays, 4pm-5:30pm, starting from Monday 4th November  2019
6 weeks - £75

In this course you will learn about the lives, loves and power of Ancient Egyptian Women. The lives of Pharaohs are well documented but what about the women behind that power? By examining the lives and loves of the women, you will learn about how the power system worked as well as the intimate details of their lives. The way they dressed, their makeup and jewellery, their intimate hygiene and gynaecology.

You will also learn about the little known female Pharaohs – such as Hatshepsut who wore a false beard and of course the enigmatic Cleopatra. The power of Nefertiti and her sister Mutnedjemet upon the changing face of Egyptian religion and the change from worshiping Amun to Aten – hence the name of the well-known Pharaoh Tutank-amun.

This course runs for 6 weeks during which we will look at literature, inscriptions and images from the time. Colour handouts are included.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

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13Nov2019

Art Appreciation - Rococo

From 9:30pm until 11:00pm

At Westgate-on-Sea

Art Appreciation - Rococo Art
6 weeks - £75

No prior knowledge or experience is needed to enjoy this gentle introduction to art history. This course considers the art and artists of the Rococo period and will help you see the great works of art, its artists and their models, in new ways. Each week we will consider the work of different artists such as François Boucher, Giovanni Battista Tiepolo and Louise Élisabeth Vigée Le Brun.  Images are displayed on a large screen for discussion and colour handouts are included. Later courses will look at a range of art and artists from the 13th to the 21st century.

For more information and to book go to: www.ginamay.co.uk/tickets, email events@ginamay.co.uk, call Gina on 07828199547

 

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