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 second event of the series is a talk by Lloyd de Beer from the British Museum. The talk will explore the wider context of Nottingham’s collection, the history of alabaster carving and the role of Nottingham as the centre of the medieval alabaster world, not only regionally but nationally and internationally.
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.