Helmsley Decorative and Fine Arts Society - 'The Silver Thread: Silver Filigree and Traditional Arts in Kosovo'

Lecturer - Elizabeth Gowing

Elizabeth Gowing studied at Oxford before training as a teacher.  She moved to Kosovo in 2006, co-founding a charity working on education and heritage projects. She speaks Albanian fluently, has translated books, written her own, and appeared on Radio 4 and the BBC World Service.  This lecture which spans the early Kosovan silver mines mentioned by Dante, to the present day, and through generations of filigree workers making intricate objects, is a narrative of history and politics, silver being the thread that runs through it.

Monthly lectures on many topics, all at Helmsley Arts Centre Oct – July. To become a member: £45 per year for 9 lectures or for an individual lecture: £10. Please ring Rowena Godfrey on 01439 770617

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