The Friends of Southwark Cathedral host a number of events throughout 2018, find out more here
Programme into 2019
11.00am – Balloonamania Belles talk with author Sharon Wright (CANCELLED - New date to be announced soon)
Award-winning journalist, Sharon Wright, has recently published a book revealing the hair-raising adventures of the feisty female ballooning heroines of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Many of these early flights began here in Southwark. Sharon will give an illustrated talk revealing the astonishing stories of the fabulous female pioneers of balloon flight.
Tickets: £9.50 (to include a light lunch)
3.00pm – Visit to Westminster Abbey (SOLD OUT)
6.15pm – Evening tour of the Cathedral looking at the history of our beautiful building
Friends trip to Assisi with Canon Michael Rawson – this trip is now fully booked
11am – Tour of the Old Bailey and Royal Courts of Justice
2.30pm – Annual General Meeting
5.15pm - 'The Southwark Hours' A Talk by Eleanor Jackson
In 2018, the British Library acquired an illuminated medieval manuscript, the 'Southwark Hours', from the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Southwark (British Library add. MS 89309). The manuscript is a particularly fine example of a Book of Hours, a type of prayer book for the laity, made in Paris in the last quarter of the 14th century.
In this talk, Eleanor Jackson, curator of Illuminated Manuscripts at the British Library will take a closer look at this exquisite manuscript, exploring it's making, meaning and use.
3 June - Visit to Westminster Abbey galleries
Tickets available from the Friends Office, please contact Kate Dean by email or telephone 020 7367 6724
10.30am-4.00pm – Open Gardens Squares Weekend with Friends Pop-Up cafe
Tea with Peter Wright, Director of Music at Southwark Cathedral to celebrate his retirement. Tickets available from the Friends Office, please contact Kate Dean by email or telephone 020 7367 6724
11.15am – Tour of Winchester Cathedral followed by St Cross Hospital for tour & tea
6.45pm – Quiz Night
An evening of traditional ‘quiz’ fun in the most original of settings – the Cathedral Nave. Bring your friends and family (teams of up to 8) and settle down at your table to answer questions from the Quiz-master (or mistress). A light supper will be served at your table and a pay bar is available. Gather your teams early as this is an event not to be missed!
6.30pm – Roman London – illustrated talk with Professor Martin Millett FBA, Laurence Professor of Classical Archaeology, University of Cambridge
29 November – 1 December
5.00pm – Advent Tea and Carol Service
For further information about The Friends events please contact Kate Dean by email or telephone 020 7367 6724
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