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In this illustrated lecture Roberta will follow in Hemingway’s footsteps through Spain, taking a closer look at the man and the myth. Readings from his works by Ian Crawley will help to illustrate “Papa” Hemingway’s admiration and fascination for Spain, and the many facets of his literary output.
About Roberta Kettel
Roberta Kettel has lived in Spain since 1991 and has been involved with NADFAS in Nerja since its beginnings in 1993. Roberta was the society’s chairman for four years from 2002-2006, and has organized more than twenty trips around Spain for the society between 1996-2008. She is presently responsible for the Capistrano lecture season, organises trips for the Capistrano Travel Club, and has given lectures on different topics associated with Spanish culture and literature to the Nerja History Group and NADFAS societies along the Costa del Sol.
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About Christopher Bradley
Christopher Bradley specialises in North Africa and the Middle East. He is also a guidebook writer and photographer; his latest books include The Berlitz Libya Guide 2009 and Insight Egypt Guide 2008. He has also worked as a tour leader and guide of specialist art tours to Tunisia and Libya and as a cameraman and TV producer for the National Geographic, BBC and Channel 4.
Christopher is a frequent visitor to Nerja, having talked to us about the Magi in 2007, the Queen of Sheba in 2009, Libya in 2010 and the Treasures of the Silk Road in 2013.
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A story of war, kidnappings, Berber Bandoleros, and some Spanish Indiana Jones…
The lecture is about the Spanish archaeologists and historians who developed their research in North Morocco at the time of what in Spain is called the "African War" (1909-1927), when Spain was trying to establish her Protectorate in the Northern part of Morocco in accordance with the results (and the mandate) of the International Treaties signed at the Conference of Algeciras (1906); these scholars worked in the field under war conditions, for instance in the Tetouan area, at the Roman (and pre-Roman) site of Tamuda, war front between 1919 and 1925, where César Montalbán was working in 1919, 1920 and 1921 until the war situation made the archaeological research stop - not to be restarted until 1940.
It is also the period of WW II, when some of our Spanish archaeologists in Morocco even had some contacts with the Allies through the American Consulate in Tangier: while the world was struggling in war, some of these heroes of Archaeology and History, such as Pelayo Quintero, were developing their research in several sites as Lixus, Alcazarseguer or Tamuda.
It is a very interesting topic, a period really "apasionante", with war, battles, pioneers of Archaeology (those are as well the times of Howard Carter and Lord Carnarvon in Egypt, for instance) working in the worst conditions, and spectacular results of their research.
About Manuel Parodi
Manuel Parodi, historian and archaeologist, has been working on the History of Archaeology in Northern Morocco and Southern Spain since 2005, and has published several books and articles regarding this particular matter. He has also been working in several Archaeological and Historical Research Projects in Morocco since 2005, including the Archaeological Museum of Tetouan, its Archives and historical documents and records.
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Michael is President of Bolton NADFAS and until recently he was the Course Leader of the School of the History of Art and Design at the Manchester Metropolitan University, where he taught both academic and studio-based students. He is a practising artist, a painter, sculptor, printmaker and ceramicist.
He has exhibited at the Royal Academy; his work is represented in the Manchester Art Gallery and in many private collections in the UK and abroad.
About Michael Howard
sponsor: Iberian Funeral Plans (website)The Ashcan School was an artistic movement in the United States during the early twentieth century that is best known for works portraying scenes of daily life in New York, often in the city's poorer neighbourhoods.
About Tricha Passes
Tricha took her BA(Hons) at the Courtauld Institute, University of London and won the Sotheby’s Prize for a research project on Edvard Munch and the Christiana Avant-garde. Her MA studies were undertaken in the Visual Culture Department at Bath Spa University.
Tricha has taught continually in the Art History Department at Bristol University since 2005 and in History since 2013. In 2009 she won the Teaching and Learning prize for the Faculty of Arts at the University of Bristol. She also has taught in the Visual Culture Department at the Faculty of Creative Arts at Bristol UWE since 1998, the Department for Continuing Education at Oxford University since 2008 and on American Studies Programmes in London since 1999. In December 2013, Tricha became an accredited lecturer for NADFAS.
sponsor: Dr Rik Heymans (website)From Chartres cathedral to Angkor Wat, religion has been the inspiration for many of the greatest buildings of the world. Indeed, for much of human history, the story of architecture and the story of faith were synonymous.
The aim is to leave the audience understanding why and how (for example) a mosque is different from a synagogue or a church (and how they interrelate), as well as having a ‘big picture’ overview of what is happening where and when in the sacred buildings of planet earth.It should go without saying that the illustrations cover a sequence of the greatest buildings on the planet. Many are taken from my sumptuous book on the subject, The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces: have a look at this pdf file to get an impression of their beauty: Sacred Spaces sample spreads II.
About Jon Cannon
The following text has been taken from Jon's blog page.
"I have a vocation, and it’s to do with places; with communicating, enthusing, analyzing – in short, extollagising – about the nature of ‘old places’, and what makes them tick. I get especially excited about the sacredness of place, and the human place-making that results from it: a po-faced way of saying I love religious architecture in particular. English medieval churches are my academic specialism.In any case, this a calling without a career structure. Writing lies at the heart of it, but like many writers I do other things which help earn a living and which arise from the expertise I’ve gathered on the way. But these, for me, are not add-ons: lecturing, teaching and tour-leading, copywriting and editing for heritage organizations, academic research: all are essential elements in what is a seamless and overlapping range of concerns. You can find out more about each, or contact me direct, via this website.
You might, indeed, come across my books, such as Cathedral: the great English cathedrals and the world that made them, published by Constable in 2007 and now out out in paperback; or The Secret Language of Sacred Spaces, was published in late 2013; the Shire book of Medieval Church Architecture came out in July 2014; I am currently writing a major work on the British landscape, slated for publication in 2016. You might also have come across my BBCTV documentary, How to Build a Cathedral, which was widely praised.Among other things, I teach regularly at the University of Bristol (mainly in the History of Art department), lead tours for Martin Randall Travel and others; am a Lay Canon (keeper of the fabric) at Bristol cathedral, and am a Member of Council for the British Archaeological Association. I am also an accredited NADFAS lecturer. My piece of journalism about North Korea (east Asia plays a big part in my life: my wife is the Chinese author Liu Hong) for the London Review of Books some years ago was shortlisted for the David Watt Memorial Prize."
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About Rafael Anderson
Rafael Anderson spent his earlier architectural career working in London, Scandinavia, India and Hong Kong. 14 years ago he came to Southern Spain where he has practiced as an architect and lectured widely on Spanish history and culture.
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About Brian Healey
A senior modern languages teacher in an independent grammar school for many years, I have also enjoyed a successful parallel career since the 1980’s as a professional artist and interior designer. Since 2006 I have been regularly appointed to a number of prestigious ocean and river cruise lines, either as resident artist, guest lecturer on art history or as destination speaker for more than forty countries. Most recently this work has successfully extended to art guiding through important towns and museums in France, Belgium, Holland and Spain.
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About Jasleen Kandhari
Old Roedeanian, Jasleen Kandhari is Lecturer of Indian art and textiles for Oxford University's department of Continuing Education, contributing editor of Indian textiles for the Textiles Asia Journal and lecturer on the Royal Academy of Arts tour to India: Treasures of the Punjab & Little Tibet.
Formerly Curator of Asian collections at the University of British Columbia, Museum of Anthropology in Canada, she has also worked for the British Museum and the British Library in curatorial and research positions. She has extensive lecturing experience at museums, universities and art societies including University of Oxford's museum of art - the Ashmolean Museum, the British Museum and the Victoria & Albert Museum.
sponsor: Friend of NadfasSince its foundation in 1925, Faber and Faber has built a reputation as one of London's most important literary publishing houses. Part of that relates to the editorial team that Geoffrey Faber and his successors built around them - TS Eliot was famously an early recruit - but a large part is also due to the firm’s insistence on good design and illustration.
This lecture traces the history of Faber and Faber through its illustrations, covers and designs. Early years brought innovations like the Ariel Poems – single poems, beautifully illustrated, sold in their own envelopes. In the 1950s and 1960s, there was an emphasis on typography, led by the firm's art director Berthold Wolpe; his Albertus font is still used on City of London road signs. In the 1980s, the firm started its association with Pentagram, responsible for the ff logo. Along the way, it has employed some of our most celebrated artists as cover illustrators – from Rex Whistler and Barnett Freedman to Peter Blake and Damien Hirst.
Slides will range from book covers, advertisements and photos of key individuals, to illustrations of the concepts behind the designs. The talk will also be peppered with personal insight and anecdote. Faber and Faber is the last of the great publishing houses to remain independent.
About Toby Faber
Tony Faber is the grandson of the company's founder, and grew up steeped in its books. He was managing director for four years and he remains on the board. He is passionate about the firm's success, and intensely proud of his association with it.