Pesvebi and Friends 5th Anniversary Concert January 2017
Armand Wang, a BGS member and great photographer, regularly attends events and we are delighted to be able to show his photographs. Here are some for the dance event in January 2017.
Maia Mania historical Tbilisi prints for sale
The British Georgian Society is able to offer for sale a number of prints of beautiful and historic 19th century Tbilisi buildings by the architectural historian, Maia Mania. These are buildings that she sketched, mostly in the 1990s, that are either threatened or that have already been demolished.
These works are a rare record of old Tbilisi by the leading light of the Tbilisi heritage & conservation movement. Professor Mania's distinction as an academic is sustained by her years of passionate commitment, and driven by the educated eye and talent of a true artist. She is using money from the sale of the prints to fund her work on trying to save historic buildings, a campaign she has been fighting for decades.
The large prints - 49x36 cm (Vertskhli St, Dumas St and Sharteli St) are £80 each, the medium sized ones - 42x34cm (Old Tbilisi) are £60, two of the small ones -35x27cm (Dumas St and Sharteli St) are £40 and Aveli St is £30.
Vardzia: Preserving the Wall Paintings of Georgia
An important collaboration between the Courtauld Institute of Art and Georgia to preserve and restore these unique wall paintings, nearly one thousand years old, in this famous rock-cut monastery in southern Georgia. Read the article Become a Guardian Angel of Vardzia.
BGS in the House of Commons
Life Through Cinema. September 2010
Some moments from the 2nd BGS Film Festival - Life Through Cinema. September 2010...
Sathanao Ensemble From Tbilisi
Peter Nasmyth has been visiting the Caucasus for the last 30 years. His many publications on the area include Georgia's first walking guide, 'Walking in the Caucasus, Georgia' (2nd edition, 2013) and the cultural/historical book 'Georgia, in the Mountains of Poetry,' (4th edition, 2017). He lives between London and Tbilisi and is currently setting up the National Trust of Georgia.
He generously shares some of his photography with us...
Georgian Stamps from the 1918-1921 Republic
Salt For Svaneti
Salt For Svaneti (Jim Shvante) 1930. This newly restored print was first shown at the 2nd BGS Film Festival 2010 with a new score by Reso Kiknadze.