THE Arts Society Lomond and Argyll’s first lecture of the new year takes place at the Victoria Halls on Tuesday, January 14.

Guest speaker Natalia Murray will give a fascinating talk on the response to a 1917 proclamation by Russian, and later Soviet, president Vladimir Lenin, stating that culture should support the political needs and ideas of the new Bolshevik state.

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The lecture, entitled ‘New Art for a New Society: Propaganda and Russian Art’, lasts from 10.30-11.30am, with coffee served from 10am.

Visitors are welcome; entry is £10. Contact Jane on 01436 842060 for more information about the group.

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