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FREE: Arts and Crafts at Transylvania’s Bánffy Castle- with wine

Hosted by the Consul of the London City Trotters Group
Culture & Entertainment
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Took place 2 months ago
Mon 18 Sep 19:00 - 21:00

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You can bring any guests along but you need to send me a message with their names so they can be included in the guest list. Also, it is important to ask them to sign up on InterNations and for the activity in advance.
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In continuation of attending exclusive events at different Embassies and Cultural Institutes, Protected content has invited me and kindly allowed to The ARTEC exhibition, set up by Transylvania Trust Foundation in conjunction with the Bánffy Castle in Romania,

The ARTEC exhibition, set up by Transylvania Trust Foundation in conjunction with the Bánffy Castle in Romania, opens at the RCI London as part of a series of events highlighting the remarkable conservation and restoration efforts which, throughout time, have revealed the amazing architectural heritage of Romania. The ARTEC project’s aim is that of bringing together the arts, crafts and architecture, similarly to the Arts and Crafts Movement of the late 19th century.

With an introductory talk by Csilla Hegedüs, President of Transylvania Trust Foundation and former Secretary of State at the Romanian Ministry of Culture.

The Bánffy Castle, one of Romania’s 17th century architectural landmarks, is situated in the vicinity of Cluj-Napoca, Transylvania. From the fourteenth century through to Protected content , Bánffy Castle was occupied by members of the aristocratic Bánffy family, whose ranks included the first governor of Transylvania under the Habsburgs as well as a nineteenth-century Hungarian prime minister. Throughout the centuries, Bánffy Castle was transformed to reflect the changing tastes of this wealthy and powerful family. During the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the castle acquired a Renaissance façade that was further refined through the mid-eighteenth century, when the current Baroque footprint was established. During the first half of the nineteenth century, Gothic Revival modifications were made and the castle’s grounds were transformed into an English Romantic garden. In Protected content , the castle was burned by retreating German troops in retaliation for pro-Allied efforts on the part of Count Miklós Bánffy. After the war, when Romania came under Communist control, the castle suffered neglect during the agrarian reforms in the region, and was looted for building materials. Vandals and natural decay further damaged the ruined castle.

Exclusive Romanian wine will be served.

****** NOTE: Doors open 6.30pm. Please bear in mind that this is NOT an Internations event and you have to mention your full name to be checked in FAISAL'S guest list upon arrival. Entry strictly via guest list. You can bring any guest along but you need to send me a message with their names so they can be included in the guest list. I request all guests to be polite and cooperative with RCI's team. Dress code is smart casual and do enjoy wearing your best outfit, considering nature of the event and venue. ******

I look forward seeing you there !

Faisal
Group Consul - London City Trotters