“Pyrotechnics, Peter and 300 years of Petersburg”
By Professor Lindsey Hughes on Tuesday, 5th November 2002
Professor Lindsey Hughes, author and leading authority on Peter the Great describes his extraordinary life, court and the significance of the city today he established 300 years ago.
Location: Royal Geographical Society, SW7.
Doors open 6:30 p.m. for 7 p.m.start.
Call World Monuments Fund (the global conservation charity) for tickets on:
0207 730 5344 (Tickets £15 /£10 for WMF members) or e-mail [removed]
Lecture sponsored by Orient -Express Hotels Ltd.
Hear how it all began…..
What does WMF in Britain do?
World Monuments Fund in Britain brings important sites and buildings back into use in their communities. We work
with local groups to guarantee environmental sensitivity in restorative work as well as public use and access.
WMF in Britain is currently at work at the Chinese Palace, Oranienbaum, Catherine the Great’s rococo masterpiece,
where she entertained during the White Nights. In July 2002, we opened the Flag Pavilion, by Carlo Rossi, on Yelagin
Island, which we restored.
How can you help?
You can help the vital work of the World Monuments Fund in Britain by making a donation to support our current
project work on endangered sites, attending our events, or by joining our International Council or membership
In June 2003, we, with Tania Illingworth are leading another tour to St. Petersburg to celebrate 300 years of
this favourite city.
For further info on our activities : please call Will Black on 0207 730 5344 or [removed] or www.wmf.org.uk