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The Arts Society Isle of Man arrange an annual programme of lectures. Speakers from the Isle of Man, the UK and further afield present lectures covering a wide range of subjects including decorative arts, individual artists, art movements, music, architecture and history.

Owing to Coronavirus restrictions on travel, lectures by UK based lecturers will be delivered by Zoom until the Isle of Man Government permits unrestricted travel to and from the UK. The option to attend Zoom lectures at the Manx Museum lecture hall will be kept under review.

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WE THREE KINGS: MUSIC, ART, LEGENDS & POETRY INSPIRED BY THE MAGI

WE THREE KINGS: MUSIC, ART, LEGENDS & POETRY INSPIRED BY THE MAGI

7th December 2021

11.30 a.m.

Speaker: Peter Medhurst

Wise men came from the East bearing the famous gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh. The Bible gives us little information about them other than that in the opening chapter of St Matthew’s Gospel and what information is given is surrounded by ambiguity and approximation.

However, by contrast, there is no shortage of music, poetry and art that has been inspired by these men, and Peter Medhurst’s lecture examines the impact of the Three Kings on the culture of later generations.

Arts Society lecturer Peter Medhurst appears in the UK and abroad as a musician and scholar, giving recitals and lectures on music and the arts. He studied at the Royal College of Music and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.

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