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Christmas Party and Club Day

December 14, 2019 at 10:30 am - 2:30 pm

Christmas Club Day – Saturday 14th December 2019 at Stanton St John Village Hall

On Saturday,14th December 2019 we have our annual Christmas Club Day and we have a splendid programme planned for the day. Do come along, whether you’re a new member or of longer-standing. It’ll be a good start to the festive season, and is always a convivial event. And as we’ve decided to reinstate Secret Santa, you might go home with a rather splendid calligraphic gift as well.

No need to book, and no charge for the Club Day

10.30am: Meet and mingle; browse the library books; collect your Newsletter; vote for your favourite piece of work from the Member’s Pop-up exhibition.

11.00am – 12 noon: Our speaker for the day will be Professor James Allan, Emeritus Professor of Eastern Art, Oxford University.

James is an expert in Islamic art and architecture and Middle-Eastern archaeology, and spent most of his career in Oxford, working at the Ashmolean Museum and lecturing for the Faculty of Oriental Studies. James also lectures for Martin Randall Travel, a cultural tour specialist company.

The title of James’ talk is Arabic calligraphy and he has provided the following description of what he will be covering. 

“The destruction wrought by Muslim fundamentalists is only one side of Islam, and Islamic art is outstanding for its serenity, its elegance, and its beauty. In this lecture we shall look at the art of Arabic calligraphy, the supreme art of the Islamic world. Don’t worry, you do not have to know Arabic to enjoy it and appreciate its beauty! 

12.00 noon – 1.30pm: Lunch; Secret Santa; Result of Members’ Pop-up Exhibition vote

1.30pm – 2.30pm: Caroline Keevil will be teaching us how to make origami boxes with Bangladeshi paper which Caroline will provide.If you’d like to have a go at making an origami box please bring:

cutting mat; sharp scalpel or knife; scissors; a scorer; bone folder; pencil; and ruler

Christmas Party and Club Day


December 14, 2019
10:30 am - 2:30 pm


Village Hall, Stanton St John
Stanton St John Village Hall
Middle Lane, Stanton St John, Oxfordshire OX33 1HD United Kingdom
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