Kemet Klub

Kemet Christmas Party 2023


Kemet Christmas Party
Festive fun and lecture: ‘The weird and wonderful imiwt’ with Ali Ball
Monday 11th December

Merry Christmas!

All are welcome to our FREE Christmas lecture. 7-9pm Monday 11th December.

Come and join us live online for some festive fun, a little bit of Egyptological silliness and a Christmas lecture!  There will also be a free course up for grabs as a prize to be won, so grab your favourite tipple and tasty Christmas nibbles, and join us via zoom as we explore the weird and wonderful imiwt….

Our Christmas Lecture this year is given by Ali Ball. (Bernadette and Josie corralled Ali to give a lecture on her recent MA dissertation topic). 

The weird and wonderful imiwt

What could get you into the Christmas spirit more than a decapitated dead creature hanging upside down from a stick!?! Our lecture tonight will explore this often over looked but ever present religious curiosity. We will consider how it has been portrayed over three thousand years of Egyptian history, as we try to unpick clues that might suggest it’s role and purpose. Finally we will consider two very different representation types within QV66, the tomb of Nefertari which help to illustrate that this object is perhaps much more complex than has been previously recognised.  

Please note: This event is live and will not be recorded. 

 We are giving away a free Kemet Klub course.  If you are brave enough to  come wearing an Egyptian themed headdress you will be entered into our fancy dress prize draw for the chance to win a free course for 2024! You can come as anything ancient Egyptian,  a pharaoh,  a god, It’s completely up to you!!

Ali Ball has been studying Egyptology since 1999, Initially with SCAT, then The University of Bristol and informally with the Kemet Klub which she set up with Josie Newman in 2009. She has just submitted her MA dissertation with the University of Manchester.  Ali enjoys sharing her passion for all things Egypt with children and takes specially designed KS2 workshops into primary schools across the South West.  She was a ‘Walking Wikki’ at Bristol Museum & Art Gallery for a year and is a committee member with the Egypt Society of Bristol. She has excavated on several Roman period sites in Britain and is currently a volunteer with the National Trust and DigVentures on a project using LiDAR to identify, map and record archaeological features in the Peak District. 

How to register for the party...

PLEASE READ THIS NOTICE: This is a free lecture, but you need to register to join us. Simply add this product to your basket and go through the checkout process as normal. If you haven’t joined us before you will be asked to create a username and password so that you can login.  Our Terms and Conditions can be read here

The link to the party will be emailed to you automatically as soon as your register. Look out for this email and SAVE it.  There is no classroom associated with the party which means that it WILL NOT appear under your other courses 

The room opens at 7pm where we will have an informal chat, admire costumes and have a minced pie or two before the lecture which will start at 7.30.  (UK Times)  If you cannot find your link or have any other queries please get in touch

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