The second contemporary element of the Sacred and/or Secular season is now in place. ‘Flintspiration’ is a series of photographs by Judith Quax, exploring the many and varied activities which took place in Norwich Churches as part of the 2017 festival. Come and see, between now and July 14th.
Come and see/hear the Heritage History of Hungate, and our first contemporary art piece for 2019; Colleen O’Brien’s ‘Through The Ear’.
Check out our What’s On page, for details of ‘Sacred &/Or Secular: a heritage history of St Peter Hungate’, opening April 26th.
Spring has definitely sprung, and we’ve been busy behind the scenes at Hungate , cleaning and repainting for the new season. An announcement of the new exhibition will follow very shortly…
The Paston 600 project’s second exhibition, Vanishing Points: Memory & Meaning – Landscapes of the Western Front, opened on Sunday with the two minutes silence at 11am. The exhibition is open 10:00-16:00 Wednesday to Sunday for the next two weeks, until Nov 25th.
As part of the celebrations surrounding the 600th anniversary of the writing of the earliest known Paston letter, the Paston Footprints 600 project are hosting a whole series of events across Norwich and north Norfolk this Summer and Autumn. Many are taking place alongside their exhibition at Hungate, including a full programme of ‘Last Tuesday’ talks starting next week with our good friend Elizabeth McDonald talking about John Paston II and his ‘Grete Boke’. All of the Last Tuesday talks, and most of the other events, are free to attend – so why not come along?
It’s been a long time coming, but (drumroll please…) Our next Hungate exhibition, Paston Footprints, will open to the public at 2pm on Sunday 27th May. Part of the HLF ‘Paston Footprints 600’ project led by UEA, it will tell the story of the fascinating family who largely created St Peter Hungate as you see it today. Find out more on Twitter @pastonfootprint or Facebook on Paston Footprints 600
It feels like winter hasn’t quite finished with us yet, but it’s actually the end of March… We’re looking forward to 2018’s Hungate season, featuring the Paston 600 Footprints project, but until then – snow permitting – we will be opening at weekends as usual after Easter.
Hungate closes for the winter on Sunday 5th November – so there is just one last weekend on which to see, or see again ‘Hungate : After the Middle Ages’. Before we get there though, we have a very busy closing week to look forward to:
Tomorrow, Tuesday 31st at 7pm, join us for the last lecture of this season – William Bridge – Hungate’s Most Controversial Preacher. Join Helen Treutler, author of a forthcoming novel set in 17th century Norfolk, as she discusses the controversial and fascinating story of William Bridge, leading English Independent minister, preacher, and religious and political writer who was Rector of St Peter Hungate before dissenting from the Established Church, going into and out of exile, and ending his days as Minister of the Old Meeting on Colegate.
On Thursday 2nd at 7pm, come back if you dare for a very old, very chilling tradition; In Japan, Hyakumonogatari Kaidan (A Gathering of One Hundred Supernatural Tales) is part performance, part ritual and part parlor game in which each of the assembled guests try and out-do each other in telling stories of the strange and macabre. Each reader arrives with a lit candle, and after telling their story, blow it out. As the stories get darker and darker, so does the room. Eventually there is just one last candle and one last story, and after that, the darkness….
This event is part of the Hallowed Histories festival. Writers from the UEA’s prestigious school of literature will be showcasing their work, as well as the best of local writing talent. If you’re a local writer with a story to share, please feel free to come along and, time permitting, we would love to hear your story. Tickets are free, but should be reserved through Eventbrite