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Talks and Events
Tour for blind and partially sighted adults: Up close and personal: Degas and Rodin bronze sculptures
A unique opportunity to handle some beautiful bronze sculptures of horses, dancers, and other figures by famous French Impressionist artists Degas and Rodin. Learn how and why they were made, with Dr Vicky Avery, Keeper of Applied Arts.
14:30 to 16:15
Designed to complement our Madonnas and Miracles exhibition, this programme explores a different tradition of musicmaking from the grand polyphony of the chapel and cathedral. The Italian lauda (sacred song) provided a rich resource of music and poetry for domestic musical devotion at all levels - from simple, unaccompanied renditions to elaborate polyphony; yet it also influenced the most sophisticated composers of the age. Hear The Clerks vocal ensemble, specialists in the consort music of the Renaissance, perform traditional song, including laude from the collections of Ottaviano Petrucci and Serafino Razzi, and motets by Josquin Des Prez and Palestrina.
18:45 to 20:15
£25 (£20 concessions/Friends)
Evening Performances / Events
Immerse your senses and be transported to the holy home in Renaissance Italy. For one night only experience the Madonnas and Miracles exhibition with added sights, smells, sounds and handling objects to touch. Enjoy perfume workshops, or listen to a renowned writer of historical fiction explaining how to conjure up the past convincingly.
17:00 to 21:00
Free, some ticketed elements
for Young People
11 - 14 yrs
We express our identities through how we decorate the places we live in and the objects we surround ourselves with. Inspired by Madonnas & Miracles, create your own objects and designs for the home, find out about artists and makers, and share skills to achieve an Arts Award.
04/04/2017 to 07/04/2017
10:15 to 15:00
£85 (4 day course)