This series of three events showcases two famous types of English art of the late medieval era: Nottingham alabaster carvings, and polyphonic choral music. At this period, during later Plantagenet and early Tudor times, both music and alabasters were in a flourishing state – and enjoyed regional, national and international reputations. To illustrate this, there are talks and activities – and also a unique concert – designed to show off an unusually rich and productive era of English art and tradition.
The first event will be led by Los Angeles-based, British artist Sarah Danays. Sarah will be working with alabaster and talking to visitors about the material and how its qualities inform her sculpture.
There will also be an opportunity for families to drop in and undertake a craft activity based on the alabaster statues in Nottingham Castle’s collections - more details to follow.
Please note standard ticket prices and use of annual passes to the Nottingham Castle site will apply. Once inside the Castle site this event is free.
This event is part of the Being Human festival - the UK’s only national festival of the humanities. As our festival events are free, not everyone who asks for tickets come to our events. To make sure we have a full house, we allocate more tickets than there are seats. We do our best to get the numbers right, but unfortunately we occasionally have to disappoint people. Admission is on a first-come-first-served basis, so please arrive in good time for the start of the event.