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Next presentation June 6th. 2019 at Salones Canor Teulada. Doors open 10am. for registration with the presentation at 11am.
Imperial Easter Eggs of Carl Faberge presented by Toby Faber
The venue (directions on our website www.marinaaltaarts.com) will open at 10 am for registration and coffee will be available to members and guests.

Toby Faber was born in Cambridge, England, in 1965. His career began with Natural Sciences at Cambridge and he has been through investment banking, management consulting and five years as managing director of the publishing company founded by his grandfather, Faber and Faber, where he remains on the board. Toby now lives in London with his wife and daughter. He is a lecturer, businessman and the author of a number of tomes including Fabergé’s Eggs and Stradivari’s Genius: Five Violins, One Cello, and Three Centuries of Enduring Perfection.

This presentation traces the history of these gaudy trinkets (the Easter gifts that Russia's last two tsars bestowed on their wives) from their imperial creation to their post-revolutionary afterlife. Toby Faber intriguingly illuminates the links between the respectable economics of the antique collectable and the shadier power of the fetish object. Intimately linked to the final years of tsarist rule, the 50 imperial eggs are most affectingly viewed as relics of a lost age, their dazzling ostentation outshone by the knowledge that they were once handled by the doomed Romanovs. They might be aesthetically unfashionable, but Faber shows how these stiff confections of pink enamel, clockwork animals and golden scrolls have displayed an oddly flexible symbolic worth, at various times representing tsarist decadence, the cold-war battle between communism and capitalism, and the rise of the super-rich oligarch. Many of the eggs' "surprises" are now missing, but as Faber deftly reveals, those glittering, diamond-hard shells have always hidden a grim emptiness.

As has become standard fare, a glass of wine & soft drinks will be available to members & guests to allow socialising with the Committee and Speaker after the lecture.
The sponsor for this presentation is Blevins Franks.

For further details of the Society, venue and programme for 2019/20 see our website www.marinaaltaarts.com or for membership membership@marinaaltaarts.com.

David Glover

Recreation Park Picnic

Dear everyone
This is to let you know that a picnic in the Recreation Park in Gironets is being organised for SATURDAY 15TH JUNE from 5pm until 9.30pm.  All proceeds raised will be given to local support groups for the support of and research into Parkinsons Disease.  This is a very good cause and also its a chance to get together and have a good time. 
The tickets can be obtained from me, Lynn Bergeman or Pat and Stephen Patton.
There will be good music and some really nice raffle prizes
Tickets are 5 euros each
Bring your own picnic and drink
If you are interested please reply and let me know as we need to know roughly how many to expect. I will then put your name on the list.   I hope you will came along and show your community spirit and also enjoy yourselves.  We will be allowed to put tables and chairs in the wooded area and so if you don’t like the sun you can sit in the shade.  If you have visitors at that time, don’t worry they can come along as well.  Everyone is welcome. A lot of people say that we have not had a party for a long time so we hope you will support this one. If you cannot come along and would like to make a donation that is fine as well.
Many thanks
Beryl Lynn and Pat

Javea Players Summer Dinner Show