Da Vinci bloke on the way to East Dunbartonshire

The newly restored Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is shown in this handout picture released by the Italian Culture Ministry on Monday, May 24, 1999. Experts say that the 20-year restoration gave back "life and light"to the 15th century masterpiece, decorating a monastery dining hall in Milan, which can be seen starting next Friday.
The newly restored Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper is shown in this handout picture released by the Italian Culture Ministry on Monday, May 24, 1999. Experts say that the 20-year restoration gave back "life and light"to the 15th century masterpiece, decorating a monastery dining hall in Milan, which can be seen starting next Friday.

THE world’s leading authority on Leonardo da Vinci is coming to East Dunbartonshire to share his latest findings.

Martin Kemp, Emeritus Professor of the History of Art at Oxford University, is combining his latest work with one of his great passions, hockey, in a bid to raise the profile of both.

For one night only, Professor Kemp will deliver an exclusive lecture on his latest book, “Christ to Coke: How Images Becomes Icon”. His lecture will discuss two of the most critical discoveries in over one hundred years, Leonardo’s paintings La Bella Principessa and the Salvator Mundi.

The lecture, entitled “Leonardo da Vinci’s Saviour: Art, Icon and Science in the newly discovered painting”, will give anyone with an interest in art the opportunity to hear a globally recognised authority discuss everything from renaissance art to the cultural logos of today.

A former stylish midfielder who played at Auchenhowie, Milngavie, with Western Hockey Club, Professor Kemp will donate the proceeds of his lecture to the club to assist with the cost of installing a new state of the art artificial hockey pitch.

Professor Kemp’s talk will take place on Friday, November 11, at 7.30pm in Bearsden Baptist Church, Roman Road, Bearsden. Tickets cost £8 and can be purchased from Western Hockey Club, Milngavie and Bearsden Sports Club, Auchenhowie Road, Milngavie or by email to Fowestern1@gmail.com