This Saturday and Sunday, 11th/12th July are your last chance to see our current exhibition ‘Through a Glass Darkly; Breckland’s Hidden Churches’. If you haven’t been in yet why not come on down?
We’ve then got quite a hectic week for the team, because our new exhibition, ‘Ministries of Defense; Breckland’s Hidden Churches and Landscapes’ will be open from Saturday 18th! The exhibitions are a pair, so try to make sure you get to see them both.
Remember, next Tuesday we welcome Dr Jon Gregory of UEA to talk to us about the truly remarkable landscape of Breckland.
Unfortunately the lecture following that has had to be cancelled due the ill health of our expected speaker Edmund Perry. We hope to reschedule if possible.
We are pleased to announce some updated titles for our current lecture programme, including Andrea Kirkham’s ‘‘Painted Decoration in English Churches’ on June 9th – something to look forward to!
For the Easter Bank Holiday Hungate will be open extra hours. As well as Saturday 10.00 – 4.00, and Sunday 2.00 – 4.00 you can come and see us on EASTER MONDAY from 10.00 – 4.00.
The first lecture of the 2015 season will be Charles Tracy – ‘Spotlighting Norfolk’s refugee bench-ends at Hungate Medieval Art’, on Tuesday night at 6pm, All Welcome.
Charles will be talking about the Tottington Benches, six of which are on permanent display in Hungate – indeed if you come to the lecture, you may well find yourself sitting in one. (Wrap up warm if you’re coming – we’ve had some issues with the heating this week!)
Our events programme for 2015 has now been published. A series of five talks considers many aspects of the Breckland’s fascinating churches, and also their setting in this unique part of East Anglia.
All talks take place at St Peter Hungate and commence at 6pm.
Hungate is pleased to announce that the 2015 season will be focused on the churches of the STANTA military training area. Exhibition one will be a historical approach featuring new high quality photography of these rarely accessible buildings, and exhibition two will focus on the response of contemporary artists to the churches and their extraordinary setting. Watch this space for more information and dates as we have them!
Tuesday 11 November will see a combined event at Hungate – the closing of Mike Dodd’s World War 1-themed exhibition No Man’s Land and a commemoration of Armistice Day. This free event will begin at 5.30pm. Please come and join us if you can.
After this, Hungate will close for the winter, but look out for our programme of events for 2015 which will be published soon.