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Get the lowdown on the Lindisfarne Gospels before return

WITH the Lindisfarne Gospels set to make a long-anticipated return to the region next summer, there’s certainly plenty to talk about ...

The Lindisfarne Gospels on display at the Laing Art Gallery

WITH the Lindisfarne Gospels set to make a long-anticipated return to the region next summer, there’s certainly plenty to talk about ... so let's get started.

Places can be reserved now for a free talk to be given in January by a man in the know, Dr Keith Bartlett.

Dr Bartlett, whose title is Lindsfarne Gospels Durham programme director, will be shedding light on the plans to host the treasures on loan from the British Library.

His free talk will take place at Durham University’s Grey College on Sunday, January 27, and demand is expected to be high so, with limited places, it’s advisable to book early.

The Lindisfarne Gospels and the St Cuthbert Gospel – Europe’s earliest surviving bound book – will go on show for three months from July 1, alongside other medieval treasures in an unique exhibition at Durham’s Unesco World Heritage Site as part of a partnership involving Durham’s university, cathedral and county council and the British Library.

Dr Bartlett said: “I’ll outline the plans for Lindisfarne Gospels Durham and talk you through the exhibition focusing on the creation, journey and symbolism of this beautiful 1,300- year-old manuscript.

“I’ll also outline plans for a festival which promises to be a region-wide celebration of creativity and heritage.” His talk will take place at 2.15pm on the day at Holgate House on the South Road campus.

Those interested in finding out more details or in reserving a place can contact Grey College reception by emailing grey.reception@durham.ac.uk or calling 0191 334 5900.

And to sign up for an e-newsletter about Lindisfarne Gospels Durham visit www.lindisfarnegospels.com

 

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