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, activities and also a unique concert designed to show off this unusually rich and productive era of English art and tradition.
The final event of the day is the concert given by the world famous Binchois Consort in the magnificent setting of the Long Gallery of Nottingham Castle. This spacious venue will allow a rare hearing of beautiful English choral a cappella music contemporary with the alabasters. A short introduction linking the alabasters to the music will be given to guide the audience through the programme.
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.