The art of creating beautiful images with mosaics has been with us for 5,000 years and mosaics are some of
The art of creating beautiful images with mosaics has been with us for 5,000 years and mosaics are some of the most fascinating and intriguing images throughout history.
This lavishly illustrated lecture brings the distant world of ancient mosaicists gloriously back to life with vibrant images full of action. This is the rise and fall of the Greek, Roman, Christian, Byzantine and Muslim Empires as you have never seen them before – through the eyes of the people themselves – and the contemporary mosaics they created to reflect and decorate their colourful worlds.
Christopher Bradley is an expert in the history and culture of the Middle East and North Africa.
As a professional tour guide and lecturer he has led groups throughout the Middle East and Asia. He has written extensively on Arabia and is the author of The Discovery Guide to Yemen, Insight Guide to the Silk Road and Berlitz Guides to Libya; The Red Sea; Oman; Cairo; Abu Dhabi and Nile Cruising.
As a photographer he has pictures represented by four photographic libraries, and a broad range of lecturing experience includes to the Royal Geographical Society and the Royal Institute of British Architects.
As a film producer and cameraman he has made documentaries for the BBC, National Geographic TV and Channel 4.
2.00pm for 2.30pm start
(Thursday) 2:00 pm