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22 April 2020Treasures of the Silk Road. The Art of Asia and Beyond.

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Treasures of the Silk Road. The Art of Asia and Beyond. Mr Christopher Bradley Wednesday 22 April 2020

Our next Day of Special Interest will be presented by Mr Christopher Bradley, an expert in the history and culture of the Middle East and Africa. 

The Silk Road extended for over 8,000 kilometres from China through Central Asia to the Mediterranean. With the invasion of Alexander the Great, early Persian routes spread east towards India, until stability eventually allowed the Chinese to trade silk, jade and ceramics in exchange for horses, pearls and gold. Silk was just one of the many products traded for 1,400 years. The route also acted as a highway for beliefs, ideas, inventions and art. 

The day will take place at the Trinity Centre, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, SY3 9HF. It will begin at 10am with coffee upon arrival, a 1 hour lecture, a mid-morning coffee/tea, a second morning lecture, lunch, followed by an third and final lecture. 

The cost of the day is £40 per person and includes the cost of coffees/teas, lunch and a glass of wine. 

This event is now fully subscribed, however, you are welcome to join the waiting list for a place should someone have to cancel.