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Arts Society de La Frontera

By Charles Hutchinson
This article is published on: 23rd November 2023

The Spectrum IFA Group again co-sponsored an excellent Arts Society de La Frontera lecture on the 15thNovember at the impressive San Roque Golf & Country Club on the Costa del Sol.  We were represented by one of our local and long-serving advisers, Charles Hutchinson, who attended along with our co-sponsors Currencies Direct represented by Ignacio Ortega and Carol Schleisman. 

The Arts Society is a leading global arts charity which opens up the world of the arts through a network of local societies and national events throughout the world. With inspiring monthly lectures given by some of the UK’s top experts, together with days of special interest, educational visits and cultural holidays, the Arts Society is a great way to learn, have fun and make new and lasting friendships.

At this excellent event, over 80 attendees were given a talk on The Real Richard III by Tobias Capwell. Tobias is the curator of Arms and Armour at the Wallace Collection in London and an internationally acknowledged authority on Medieval and Renaissance armour and weapons. He is the author of numerous books on the subject and has been involved in many television programmes on BBC4 and Channel 4. In 2015, Toby had the unusual honour of serving as one of the two fully armoured mounted knights escorting the remains of King Richard III from the battlefield of Bosworth Field to their final resting place in Leicester Cathedral.. It would be no exaggeration to say that his lecture was incredibly gripping and interesting and at times very amusing. His knowledge of his subject was responsible for him being closely involved in the recent feature film “The Lost King” together with all the TV programmes of how they found and identified the king’s remains.

The talk was followed by a drinks reception which included a free raffle for prizes including CH supplied book The Search for Richard III and a large decorative candle. Currency Direct also supplied a Cava presentation case and 2024 diaries.

All in all, it was a very good turnout and a successful event at a wonderful venue. The Spectrum IFA Group was very proud to be involved with such a fantastic organisation and we hope to have the opportunity again at the February 2024 lecture.

Article by Charles Hutchinson

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