Tuesday, June 2, 2015

GAPS ARTS Evenings --- DANTE and LA DIVINA COMMEDIA


2015 is the 750th anniversary of the birth of Dante Alighieri.

GAPS ARTS is marking this by a free Course reading and studying the whole Divine Comedy, and by a free series of Extra Special Lectures in June, at the GAPS venue in Avondale.


Extra Special Lectures (Free):
Sun., 7 June, 7.00 pm:
A FORETASTE OF HEAVEN: CONCEPTIONS OF THE CITY IN MEDIEVAL IMAGINATION --- Prof MURRAY RAE, University of Otago.
Sun., 14 June, 7.00 pm:
VIRGIL IN THE DIVINE COMEDY --- WARREN PRESTIDGE
DANTE IN THE NINETEENTH AND TWENTIETH CENTURIES --- CAROLYN KELLY
Sun., 21 June, 7.00 pm:
FROM HELL TO THE HEAVENLY CITY: DANTE'S POLITICAL THEOLOGY --- RYAN BROWN-HAYSOM
PORTRAYALS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY IN ART --- JOHN LEWIS

"Reading Dante's Commedia", Part 2, Purgatory.
This free on-going weekly course in English, is open for new enrolments for Part 2.  It begins Mon 22 June at 7.30 pm. (Part 1 has now closed).  The final session of Part 1, and first session of Part 2 are open to visitors as a taster. 
GAPS ARTS is a private group of enthusiasts, interested in "..... sharing the European heritage and culture, and seeing many strands as parts of a whole which has meaning ....... the focus here is on architecture, visual arts, literature, philosophy, theology, and the medieval period ....... the approach is theocentric rather than humanistic."
Regular GAPS lectures are usually monthly on Sunday starting at 7.00 pm. They have an interval, and finish by 9.00 pm, with further opportunity for informal discussion, and supper provided. Lectures and events are open to all, and are free. There are no subscriptions or membership requirements. Bookings are not required, unless requested in specific publicity. Enrolment may be requested for Courses.
Website:  http://www.gaps.net.nz/    Check website for all details.
The GAPS venue is at 17A Powell Street, Avondale, Auckland.  Enquiries: John Lewis, phone (09) 828 5579; email: jahlewis@clear.net.nz


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