Breath-taking Tower Tours
- Created: 28 March 2014
Have you got a head for heights? If so, our famous Tower Tours are back at Lichfield Cathedral.
Bring along the family for an amazing ‘white knuckle’ experience and once you make it to the top you can enjoy a spectacular birds-eye view of the city of Lichfield and beyond!
As you make your ascent you can marvel at the internal architecture of the Cathedral, and participate in the interactive ‘Tower Education Zone’ located high above the floor of the Cathedral, half way up the Central Tower.
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Holy Writ Exhibition 2014
- Created: 08 January 2014
Holy Writ: Modern Jewish, Christian and Islamic Calligraphy is a major exhibition in Lichfield Cathedral from 26 April to 15 June 2014, displaying work by contemporary calligraphers and lettering artists who, whilst working in the tradition of the three Abrahamic faiths, use modern techniques and ideas to convey the written work.
The exhibition includes sculpture, woodcarving, digital animation and textile art, as well as two-dimensional work.
Leading calligraphers are creating work specifically for the exhibition and some work will be borrowed from the British Museum. Historical context will be provided by the Cathedrals own St Chad's Gospels and by ancient Jewish and Islamic documents from the British Library.
A programme of lectures, discussions and practical workshops, with activities appropriate to all ages and levels of interest, will accompany the exhibition, download the leaflet for more information.
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2014 Inaugural Ann Fender Memorial Lecture Cathedrals, Faith and Heritage: Whose responsibility?
- Created: 31 January 2014
Presented by Lord Cormack DL, FSA
On Thursday 1 May 2014, 19:30
Lady Ann Fender was a key member of Lichfield Cathedral Council, its Fundraising Coordination Group and champion of the Herkenrode Glass. Ann worked tirelessly to bring Lichfield Cathedral, and its remarkable architecture and treasures to public attention. one of the projects she initiated was the production of a DVD: The race to Save the Herkenrode Glass-with Michael Wood. As a tribute to her unique and inspirational role the Cathedral is pleased to be hosting this Inaugural Lecture of what is to become a biennial event.
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