Anglo-Saxon art expert talks on wall-paintings and altar cloths

Posted by mjs76 at Oct 21, 2011 12:26 PM |
Former British Museum curator presents 2011 Brixworth Lecture on 29 October.

For nearly 30 years now the Friends of All Saints’ Church in Brixworth, Northants have been organising an annual public lecture in conjunction with the University of Leicester (specifically our Medieval Research Centre). This year the speaker is Leslie Webster, Honorary President of the Society for Medieval Archaeology, Honorary Professor in the Institute of Archaeology at University College, London and former Senior Curator of Anglo-Saxon Antiquities at the British Museum.

Professor Webster’s books include The Transformation of the Roman World AD 400-900, The Golden Age of Anglo-Saxon Art and The Making of England: Anglo-Saxon Art and Culture A.D.600-900. Her latest two volumes from British Museum Press are The Franks Casket and Anglo-Saxon Art: A New History.

Her talk is entitled ‘Wall-Paintings to Altar Cloths: Furnishing the Anglo-Saxon Church’ and takes place at the Church itself at 5.00pm on Saturday 29 October 2011. Tickets on the door cost £5 (concessions £3) with all proceeds going towards the upkeep of this marvellous Anglo-Saxon building. Tea is served in the Heritage Centre next door from 4.00pm.

For more information, contact Jo Story in the Medieval Research Centre js73@le.ac.uk or Bev King from Friends of All Saints’ Church: 01604 880 951, brixworthfriends1@btinternet.com.