Chester Decorative & Fine Arts Society

A Member Society of NADFAS


Welcome to Chester DFAS

We meet during the lecture season from September to June
on the third Tuesday of each month at 11am or 2pm
at Chester Zoo Lecture Theatre, Upton-by-Chester.
Doors open at 10.15am for the morning session
and 1.15pm for the afternoon session.
Tea and Coffee are available before the start of the lecture.

Tuesday 17 May 2016
The Bring Back the Needle: the story of an Obelisk
Lecturer: Clive Barham Carter
Now standing unobtrusively between Charing Cross and Waterloo bridges, 'Cleopatra's Needle' is frequently overlooked. Yes, in itself, it is a remarkable monument. It is older than London itself and is the product of an ancient and mysterious civilisation. This lecture looks at the origins of The Needle and tells the Story of its adventurous moves and of the impact of its arrival, and hopes to answer the questions: What are obelisks for? Where did this one come from? Was it really Cleopatra's? Who brought it here? Why?  How?

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