The original Lindisfarne Gospels will be on loan from the British Library in London and displayed at Durham Cathedral from July-September 2013. An exciting programme of events will be held in Northumberland, beginning in June with The Festival of the North East, and running throughout the summer, to celebrate the return of the Gospels to the North East.
Lindisfarne Gospels Durham will be open to the public from 1 July to 30 September 2013. Open from 10am till 10pm daily. Booking is essential and tickets are on sale now from the Lindisfarne Gospels website.
Tom Fleming Calligraphy
Also part of the Lindisfarne Gospels events, 92-year-old calligrapher, Tom Fleming, has put his work on show for the first time. Tom Fleming's first exhibition - A Life in Letters, includes work dating back to the mid-1930s, with inspiration from a range of sources, from the bible to something as simple as his colleague's names. This extraordinary exhibition is at the Barracks Museum and Art Gallery from 1st April until 30th September 2013, 10am to 5pm (Mondays-Fridays). A Life in Letters is supported by the Elephant Trust.
A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham
The Maltings Theatre in Berwick is host to the premiere of the hilarious re-telling of the story of the Lindisfarne Gospels - A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Durham - by Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood, on Thursday 11th July 2013 at 7.30pm. Tickets are available from the Maltings Box Office.
The Pilgrim Coast: A Ramsay Gibb Exhibition
As part of the Lindisfarne Gospels regional programme, Scottish painter Ramsay Gibb tracks down the sacred sites and ancient pathways in old Northumbria - from Lindisfarne to St Herbert's Isle. The exhibition runs from 13th July to 8th September at the Granary Gallery (Dewar's Lane). The Granary Gallery is open Wed-Sun from 11am-5pm (Closed Mondays and Tuesdays.)
Various other events are taking place in venues around Northumberland and the North East including Bamburgh Castle and Holy Island. For all other events please go to the Lindisfarne Gospels website.
Getting to the events in Berwick-upon-Tweed couldn't be easier than by train and you can then take the bus to Holy Island to explore the home of the Saints, and the Monks who created the Lindisfarne Gospels. Find out how to travel by public transport by clicking here.