Unmissable Authors at the Durham Book Festival

Added about 2 months ago by Sacristy Press

Sacristy Press and Durham Cathedral are hosting two events as part of the 2018 Durham Book Festival “fringe”.

We have a real treat lined up for you at this year’s Durham Book Festival. Danish bestselling author Vibeke Vasbo and translator Gaye Kynoch will be talking about the gritty seventh-century world of The Song of Hild, and the remarkable story of how they brought this novel into English. And Catharine Bird will explore darkness. Tickets are just £5 (or £4 for concessions) and all proceeds from ticket sales go to our friends at Durham Cathedral.

Both events are in the beautiful medieval surroundings of Prior’s Hall at Durham Cathedral. Tickets are available from Durham Cathedral, either online (use the “Book Now” links below), by phone on 0191 338 7178, or in person at the Visitor Desk at the rear of the cathedral.

Durham Book Festival   6-14 October 2018        Sacristy Press        Durham Cathedral

The Dark Side of God

Catherine Bird
Monday 8 October 2018 at 7.00pm

Book Now! via the cathedral box office.

Why is it that light has come to be exalted, venerated, and adored, whilst darkness has become demonised and feared? Drawing on her travels to the darkest and most Northerly inhabited place in the world, Cathy Bird, author of The Divine Heart of Darkness, will challenge our pre-conceptions that associate darkness with fear and evil.   

Book Now! via the cathedral box office.

The Song of Hild – A Danish take on British history

Vibeke Vasbo and Gaye Kynoch
Tuesday 9 October 2018 at 7.00pm

Book Now! via the cathedral box office.

Exquisitely translated from a #1 bestselling Danish novel, The Song of Hild is an epic new take on the prominent role of women in the Church during the during the period of conversion to Christianity in the seventh century. Author Vibeke Vasbo and translator Gaye Kynoch reveal the story behind the story, drawing us into a world of dark dealings, powerful patriarchy and religious wrangling, where women had to develop peace-weaving strategies and became pioneers of the early Church. 

Book Now! via the cathedral box office.

Don’t forget – all proceeds from ticket sales go to our friends at Durham Cathedral.

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