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Bede-tide at Jarrow Hall
May 18 - 10:30 am - 3:00 pm
Bede-tide is a time of celebration of the Venerable Bede’s life in Anglo Saxon Northumbria. Bede lived from around 673 to 735 AD and is believed to have died on the 25th May.
We are delighted to be holding a short series of lectures and music at Jarrow Hall jointly arranged with the Friends of the World of Bede and the Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir.
In the morning, the Friends will present ‘From Codex to Coldingham’
11.00 Belinda Burke will talk about her new book, ‘The Codex Amiatinus and its Sister Manuscripts’ published by the Friends and available for purchase in the Jarrow Hall shop.
11.30 Dr Hannah Russ will talk about the dig at Coldingham. Hannah has been involved with the post excavation analysis and will be able to talk about the site and the animal bone assemblage they recovered – which was also the source for the amazing Anglo Saxon date.
In the afternoon, the Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir will present ‘From Bede to Becket’
14.00 Jonathan Adams will give an illustrated talk about the development of Chant from the time of Bede to the martyrdom of Becket. This will be followed by a performance by the choir to include music and text from the Petre Gradual, a medieval manuscript recently rediscovered in Newcastle University’s Robinson Library, where Jonathan is researching and transcribing it for performance.
Friends of the World of Bede and BBGC members – free
Non-members – £1.00 event only. Normal admission + £1.00 to visit our full site (farm and museum)
The programme will run from 11.00-15.00 with refreshments available from 10.30 a.m.
To further celebrate Bede-tide there will also be the annual ‘Jarrow Lecture’ at St Paul’s Church, Jarrow, on Friday 24th May at 19.30 https://www.jarrowparish.info/notices-and-forthcoming-events/jarrow-lecture/
For further information about the Friends of the World of Bede please visit https://friendsworldbede.wordpress.com/
For further information about the Benedict Biscop Gregorian Choir please visit http://www.gregorian-choir.org.uk/