19 May 2018Golden Jubilee Lecture evening
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Golden Jubilee Lecture evening
Saturday 19 May 2018


On Saturday 19 May to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Arts Society, the Shrewsbury Branch hosted a glittering occasion at the Blackburn Theatre, Prestfelde School. The evening started with a party of sparkling wine and canapés followed by a lecture on Rembrandt, Bohemian or Businessman, Romantic or Rebel? by Lady Jane Choy-Thurlow of the Mauritshuis Museum in The Hague. Recently, Jane was awarded the honour of the Knight of the Order of Oranje Nassau by King Willem of the Netherlands.


 Among the guests were the Lord Lieutenant, Sir Algernon Heber-Percy and the Hon Lady Heber-Percy; the Mayor of Shrewsbury, Jane Mackenzie; the High Sheriff Mr Rhoddy Swire; and a party from Shrewsbury’s twin town of Zutphen including Gerard van der Brug, the Chairman of the Twinning Association in Zutphen, and the Curator of Zutphen’s State Museum, Christiaan te Strake. The Arts Society Shrewsbury is grateful to Lowe & Fletcher, Tanners Wines and Award Proud to Serve for their generous sponsorship of this event. As a result of the success of this evening, they are delighted to launch a Golden Jubilee Young Arts Bursary open to talented people aged between 18-25 years with a Shropshire connection.