Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons
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Date: 16th February 7.30pm
Talk: Giant Pandas and Sleeping Dragons
Venue: Holymoorside Village Hall Holymoorside Chesterfield Derbyshire
Details: Pollyanna is pleased to join the Holymoorside History Society as the guest speaker at their annual meeting.
Pollyanna’s most famous talk tells the story of a remarkable journey into China to study and paint Giant Pandas.
Accompanied by her daughter and business partner Anna-Louise, she travelled into one of the remotest areas of the Tibetan Borderlands in her quest to paint one of the most iconic and elusive of all animals. The two became the first western women ever to travel into an isolated mountain reserve, where they were lucky enough to be able to work in a small hospital for sick pandas, bringing them into remarkably close contact with one of the rarest animals on earth.
This enchanting talk tells the story of their journey – from the hardships and frustrations to the lasting friendships made in this enigmatic and beautiful country, and shows the spectacular award-winning paintings which resulted from the trip.
A lavishly illustrated book about the trip has been published – and Anna-Louise was honoured to be a finalist in Cosmopolitan’s Woman of the Year Awards for her writing and photography.
The society welcome visitors to their meetings for a nominal Admission charge of £2.00 including refreshments