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Evening of old English poems and readings at Bishop Auckland church
6:29pm Friday 6th September 2013 in News
A CELEBRATION of old English is to be held with readings of the old tongue at a County Durham church.
Jack Drum Arts are to hold an evening of poetry and readings taken from old English at Escomb Saxon Church, near Bishop Auckland.
The event has been organised as part of the Lindisfarne Gospels Festival and takes place tomorrow (Saturday, September 7).
The parts will be read by professional performers, local volunteers and church members.
The evening will include Caedmon’s Hymn, an extract from Bede’s account of the coming of the Angles, Saxons and Jutes and a 12th century poem about Durham.
Old English is a mixture of many different dialects and tongues and at the readings tomorrow a modern translation will be projected onto the church walls.
Escomb Saxon Church has been a place of worship since the sixth century and it is a nationally important example of English church architecture.
The building has played host to several other events linked to the Lindisfarne Gospels Festival.
There is no fee for the evening of old English but donations will be welcomed.
Details on the event can be found on-line at lindisfarnegospels.com/whats-on/old-english-poetry-live and at thisisdurham.com/whats-on/old-english-poetry-live-p693871?nocache=1.
For further details and to reserve a ticket for the event contact Paddy Burton on 07795-172-661 or email email@example.com.
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