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U3A Christmas Concert 2018 with the Brandenburg Singers and Organ.

3rd December 2018 - 2pm

3rd December 2018 - 5:30pm

18th December 2018 - 2pm

Designed to whet your appetite for the coming season, the concert will include traditional carols and refreshments of mulled wine and mince pies.

The concert will be introduced and conducted by Bob Porter, the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London’s Artistic Director.

The Chapel belongs to her Majesty the Queen in her Right as Duke of Lancaster. It is a ‘free’ chapel or ‘peculiar’, not falling within any bishop’s jurisdiction, but remaining within the Church of England. It is the last surviving building of a hospital founded by Henry VII for homeless people in 1512. It is a beautiful, intimate space for concerts with a fine acoustic and splendid Walker organ.

The Brandenburg Singers is a small hand-picked group drawn from the finest of the members of the 150 choirs that perform in the Brandenburg Choral Festival of London.

Seating is unreserved.
Anglo Saxon Kingdoms


A day at the British Library hearing from experts about the sophisticated art found in manuscripts from the Anglo-Saxon kingdoms. The talks will explore the interconnected cultural world of illuminated manuscripts from Britain, Ireland and continental Europe. There will be a book signing with the curator of the new Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms exhibition over lunchtime.

10.30 Arrival
Tea and Coffee available

11.00 Welcome

11.05 Curating the exhibition, ‘Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Art, Word, War’
Dr Claire Breay, Head of Ancient, Medieval and Early Modern Manuscripts, The British Library.

11.35 Decorated manuscripts from Ireland and the early Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms: Connections and questions. Dr Bernard Meehan, Trinity Medieval History Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin

12.05 Anglo-Saxon and Carolingian book art before 900: Emulation and innovation
Professor Joanna Story, University of Leicester

12.35 Q&A plenary with morning contributors

13.00 Lunch (not provided) and book signing

14.15 Art in the kingdom of England: Manuscript illumination in the 10th and 11th centuries
Dr Ellie Jackson, Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library

14.45 After the Norman Conquest: English illuminated manuscripts
Dr Kathleen Doyle, Lead Curator of Illuminated Manuscripts, The British Library

15.15 Q&A plenary with afternoon contributors

15.45 Close

Date and Time

Mon 4 February 2019

10:30 – 16:00 GMT

The British Library

96 Euston Road



Refunds up to 7 days before event
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